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Cornerstone Barristers

Work Department

Public law; planning.


Clare practices in public law and planning. She has particular expertise in infrastructure projects, especially wind energy and transport projects.

She has been recently instructed by the Department for Transport to join the legal team advising on a wide variety of aspects of the HS2 project.

Clare also has expertise in relation to plan making (appearing for the Defendant in the leading case on neighbourhood plans DLA Delivery v Lewes District Council).

She regularly acts both for and against central government, local authorities and other public bodies.

Clare has been promoted to the Attorney General’s B Panel from the C Panel in June 2018. She was called 2005, Middle Temple.

She is a contributor to Cornerstone on the Planning CourtGambling for Local Authorities and Licensed Premises: Law and Practice by Philip Kolvin QC.


Planning and Environmental Bar Association (PEBA); Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA).


Painsley Catholic High School, Staffordshire; Oriel College, Oxford (2004 BA Jurisprudence 1st Class); BPP (2005 Bar Vocational Course Very Competent).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Planning

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Clare Parry  – Cornerstone Barristers ‘Clare is understated excellence – no courtroom theatrics, just an intellectual force to be reckoned with. She is patient with clients and a careful assessor of risk, but has X-ray vision for strengths and weaknesses of the other side’s case and will go for the jugular.’