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Cornerstone Barristers
Falcon Drive
CF10 4RU

Leading chambers in which excellence is achieved across a range of practice areas broadly related to public law and property, and through professional client service. With more than 50 barristers and offices in London, Birmingham and Cardiff, Cornerstone Barristers provides advice and representation in areas including administrative and public law, planning, property, housing, licensing, data protection, Court of Protection, health and social care, commercial and regulatory law. Clients include companies, central and local government, private developers, public development agencies and individuals.

The set: Chambers offers expertise at all levels of seniority, from KCs to newly qualified barristers, and at all levels of the court system, from County Court to the Supreme Court. Members are highly regarded and often involved in ground-breaking cases. They are not just legal experts but sector specialists, meaning that clients receive advice from, and are represented by, people who understand their perspective, their business and their challenges.

Types of work undertaken: The set’s expertise takes in the most lengthy, complex and high-profile cases, as well as more routine matters.

Planning and environment: As one of the leading planning sets, Cornerstone Barristers handles the full range of issues including high-profile infrastructure and other nationally important projects involving property, public and environmental law, compulsory purchase and compensation, minerals and waste, rights of way, highways, village greens and commons. Members handle major inquiries and advise on prominent developments, statutory challenges and judicial review.

Social housing: The set is well known for landlord and tenant law, homelessness, asylum, housing benefit fraud, possession claims, contested succession, unlawful subletting, anti-social behaviour and disrepair. Property: As well as advising and representing private and public-sector clients in relation to commercial and residential property, members act as mediators and arbitrators.

Public law and Judicial Review: The set defends and challenges public law decisions in many areas includ­ing planning, housing, highways, health and social care, Court of Protection, immigration, human rights, education and employment. Members take part in the most prominent public inquiries and inquests.

Licensing: The set drives professional development in this area by advising, training and educating across the whole field, including alcohol, entertainment, gambling and taxis, on behalf of licensing authorities, police, leading industry operators, trade associations and campaign and community groups.

Information law: The team has particular expertise in profiling, big data and Al, and brings both legal and technical knowledge to advising clients.

Health and social care: Members represent clients in the Court of Protection, the Administrative Court and the Supreme Court across the full spectrum of health and social care matters, including adult and child social care, mental capacity and mental health law.

Commercial: The set includes barristers with domestic business law practices encompassing contentious and non-contentious commercial and corporate work.

Regulatory law: In conjunction with a leading reputation in corporate manslaughter, the set provides a comprehensive service in consumer protection, trading standards, health and safety and environmental regulation.

CEO Clare
Senior Clerk Elliot
Joint Head of Chambers COPPEL KC, Philip (1994)
Joint Head of Chambers COSGROVE KC, Thomas (1994)
Member of Chambers FINDLAY KC, James (1984)
Member of Chambers GASZTOWICZ KC, Steven (1981)
Member of Chambers FORLIN KC, Gerard (1984)
Member of Chambers BHOSE KC, Ranjit (1989)
Member of Chambers RUTLEDGE KC, Kelvin (1989)
Member of Chambers BEDFORD KC, Michael (1985)
Member of Chambers GROUND KC, Richard (1994)
Member of Chambers BUSCH KC, Lisa (2000)
Member of Chambers SHADAREVIAN KC, Paul (1984)
Member of Chambers HUTCHINGS KC, Matt (1993)
Member of Chambers DEHON KC, Estelle (2006)
Member of Chambers STOKER, Graham (1977)
Member of Chambers ALBUTT, Ian (1981)
Member of Chambers CLAY, Jonathan (1990)
Member of Chambers MARSHALL, Paul (1991)
Member of Chambers ROWLANDS, Catherine (1992)
Member of Chambers TOWNSEND, Harriet (1992)
Member of Chambers GREEN, Robin (1992)
Member of Chambers GRANT, Edward (1994)
Member of Chambers EDWARDS, Martin (1995)
Member of Chambers FELDMAN, Matthew (1995)
Member of Chambers PAGET, Michael (1995)
Member of Chambers LINTOTT, David (1996)
Member of Chambers BEGLAN, Wayne (1996)
Member of Chambers BEGLAN, Wayne (1996)
Member of Chambers JOHNSON, Lindsay (1997)
Member of Chambers BHOGAL, Kuljit (1999)
Member of Chambers LANE, Andrew (1999)
Member of Chambers DATTA, Shomik (2000)
Member of Chambers RANATUNGA, Asitha (2001)
Member of Chambers PETER, Natasha (2001)
Member of Chambers ETIEBET, Peggy (2001)
Member of Chambers UNDERWOOD, Dean (2002)
Member of Chambers CANNON, Josef (2002)
Member of Chambers LAMBERT, Emmaline (2003)
Member of Chambers PARRY, Clare (2005)
Member of Chambers PARKHILL, Lee (2005)
Member of Chambers OSCROFT, Jennifer (2006)
Member of Chambers KOHLI, Ryan (2006)
Member of Chambers SALMON, Sarah (2007)
Member of Chambers WILLIAMS, Robert (2008)
Member of Chambers DRING, Emma (2009)
Member of Chambers WHITTINGTON, Zoe (2009)
Member of Chambers PAREKH, Ruchi (2010)
Member of Chambers CAMPBELL, Alexander (2010)
Member of Chambers CANTOR, Alistair (2011)
Member of Chambers PARKER, Jack (2011)
Member of Chambers HANSTOCK, Richard (2012)
Member of Chambers DU FEU, Ben (2013)
Member of Chambers Dr BOWES, Ashley (2013)
Member of Chambers LEWIN, Matt (2013)
Member of Chambers CALZAVARA, Riccardo (2013)
Member of Chambers O'LEARY, Tara (2014)
Member of Chambers FITZSIMONS, John (2016)
Member of Chambers Dr WILLIAMS, Alex (2017)
Member of Chambers Dr FOWLES, Sam (2017)
Member of Chambers CLAPP, Rowan (2018)
Member of Chambers DAVIES, Olivia (2016)
Member of Chambers Dr LIENEN, Christina (2019)
Member of Chambers BARBER, Jack (2019)

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