Peter Goatley KC > Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC
No5 Barristers' Chambers
B4 6DR


Specialises in planning and environmental law, and acts for a wide range of clients including developers, house builders, retailers, construction companies, local authorities, government departments and agencies, financial institutions, waste companies, utility undertakings, and telecommunications companies.
His practice background includes: planning appeals and development plan examinations (for both developers and local authorities), food and non-food retail, housing proposals, listed buildings, industrial development, advertisement control, telecommunications facilities; planning enforcement (enforcement notice appeals, breach of planning control criminal proceedings, High Court and County Court planning injunctions); minerals; environmental matters (water industry consents, prosecutions under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, abatement notice appeals – noise and statutory nuisance); compulsory purchase and compensation; highways (including highways and footpath inquiries); Upper Tribunal proceedings; judicial review and statutory appeals (High Court challenges and appeals related to planning permissions, local plans and appeals); local government and public law matters; Parliamentary Boundary Commission inquiries. Has appeared in numerous reported cases, including in the Alconbury inquiry and litigation.


Called to the Bar 1992; previously partner in medium-sized commercial solicitors’ practice.


Planning and Environment Bar Association


MA (Oxon).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Planning and environment

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Peter Goatley KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Peter is really easy and approachable. He provides pragmatic and sensible advice that the clients can understand easily.’