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Chambers of Charlie Cory-Wright QC and Richard Harwood QC
39 Essex Chambers

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Environment

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Richard Wald39 Essex Chambers‘A shrewd advocate and tenacious questioner with impressive control of detail, he is exceptionally pragmatic.

Environmental law is a significant element in the work of the planning, environment and property team at ‘excellent‘ 39 Essex Chambers, which is known for its strength in public, commercial and civil liability law. Members of the chambers regularly appear in high-profile cases before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, and High Court as well as undertaking public inquiry, Crown Court, and Magistrates’ Court work.  Four members are involved in the judicial review of the government’s decision on a third runway at Heathrow Airport. Amongst those is Stephen Tromans QC, who is challenging the National Policy Statement on air quality, environmental assessment, transport, and other grounds. Richard Wald represented Natural Resources Wales in its objection to a proposed £1.1bn extension to the M4 motorway based on the impact on protected species. ‘All the clerks are really helpful and friendly‘, remarks a client.

London Bar > Planning

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Richard Wald39 Essex ChambersA superb advocate, extremely intelligent and tactically astute.