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Chambers of Paul Brown QC and Rupert Warren QC.
Landmark Chambers

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Planning

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

James Maurici QCLandmark ChambersThe go-to man for anything really big.

The pre-eminent planning set‘, ‘totally dominantLandmark Chambers has ‘unrivalled strength in depth, with an enviable list of senior and junior counsel‘. James Maurici QC represented the Secretary of State for Transport in the challenges to the London Heathrow third runway project.  In the Supreme Court, Richard Moules represented the local authorities. In addition, Stephen Whale represented Ealing Council and Reuben Taylor QC acted for Queen’s Park Rangers in a Court of Appeal challenge to a grant of planning permission for the football club’s new training ground.

London Bar > Environment

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

James Maurici QCLandmark ChambersA star of the Bar, he is a “go-to” barrister for major government work and on the public law side he is hard to match.

Landmark Chambers is ‘a place of calm and the barristers and clerks are really helpful and professional’. Members frequently act for government agencies, regulators, corporate clients and private individuals in diverse matters relating to air quality, access to environmental justice, waste, contaminated land, pollution, climate change, emissions trading, environmental permitting and regulation, habitats and species protection, and nuisance, among other issues. ‘It is our “go-to” chambers – in my mind, the leading planning set at the moment‘, remarks one client. Another notes that ‘the clerks take the extra step in trying to build relationships‘. David Elvin QC acted for the government in Preston New Road Action Group v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, concerning the lawfulness of the decision to undertake exploratory drilling preparatory to fracking. James Maurici QC is defending five judicial reviews against the Airports National Policy Statement under the Planning Act 2008 relating to the proposed new runway at Heathrow Airport.

London Bar > Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

James Maurici QCLandmark ChambersA supremely calm and magisterial leader.