Michael Bedford > Cornerstone Barristers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Cornerstone Barristers
Cornerstone Barristers
2-3 GRAY'S INN SQUARE
LONDON
WC1R 5JH
England

Position

Michael’s practice spans planning, environmental and infrastructure work. Michael has an extensive practice covering all aspects of the development process (including compulsory purchase) but with a particular emphasis on larger scale projects. He is currently promoting several local plans, including proposals for new garden communities and significant urban extensions in the East of England. He is also promoting major infrastructure projects under the DCO regime in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth, as well as a range of housing and mixed use developments across the South East. Michael acts for both developers and landowners, and local planning authorities and local highway authorities. Michael is familiar with presenting cases at inquiries and hearings, at local plan examinations, and DCO examinations, as well as appearing at an advocate in the Courts.  His Court work includes leading cases on the Duty to Co-operate (Zurich and Barker Mill), Appropriate Assessment (Abbotskerswell and Devon Wildlife Trust), and DPDs/SPDs (Skipton Properties). Michael practices in Wales as well as England and is currently engaged in a substantial minerals case in South Wales. He also deals with Definitive Map and other rights of way matters and sits as a Village Greens Inspector.

Career

Michael was called in 1985 and has practiced throughout his career from what is now Cornerstone Barristers. He took silk in 2016.

Memberships

PEBA; NIPA.

Education

King’s College, London (1984 LLB Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Planning

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Michael Bedford QC



Cornerstone Barristers



Incisive and strategic in his thinking.