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Francis Taylor Building
Francis Taylor Building


Cain Ormondroyd practices in the fields of public and planning law, with a particular focus on heavyweight land valuation disputes and contentious planning appeals.  He combines work in these areas with an interest in several specialist areas including highways, commons and village greens, listed buildings, planning enforcement and ecclesiastical law.  He is an acknowledged expert in the area of rating and the council tax, being one of the editors of Ryde on Rating and also the author of The Rating and Council Tax Pocketbook.   

Cain acts for a broad range of clients including major public companies, developers, central and local government bodies.  He is a member of the Attorney General’s ‘B’ Panel of specialist counsel and is often instructed by HMRC.  He appears most frequently at hearings in the Valuation Tribunal, Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) and High Court and at public inquiries, but has appeared in and accepts instructions to appear in all courts from the magistrates’ court up to the Supreme Court.


Called 2007; Lincoln’s Inn. Western Circuit Advocacy Prize for best advocacy on BVC. Lord Bowen, Walter Wigglesworth and Hardwicke Scholarships from Lincoln’s Inn. Winner of UKELA Lord Slynn of Hadley mooting competition. Works on a pro bono basis for ELF.


Attorney General’s C Panel of approved counsel; UKELA; AUBA.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including local government)

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