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Francis Taylor Building
Francis Taylor Building


Suzanne Ornsby QC is a highly proficient public, planning and environmental lawyer with wide experience of acting for utilities, multinationals, planning authorities, action groups and individuals. She is regularly involved in statutory challenges and judicial reviews as well as promoting or opposing major proposals relating to water and electricity supply, minerals and waste, together with commercial and residential schemes including those affecting the built heritage. She is consistently recognised as a leader in this specialist field of work in the Legal 500, Legal Experts and in Chambers and Partners in which she is described as  “An excellent advocate…who is able to marshal complex legal arguments in a palatable and convincing style, and achieves successful results”, possesses a “rigorous and meticulous style”, gives “great commercial advice and is a delight to work with” as well as being “a highly proficient inquiry advocate at the planning bar”.

Suzanne states that “whilst nothing in this life is guaranteed and certainly not in planning litigation”  her main objective is “to ensure that I completely understand the client’s objectives so as to place that client in the best possible position to achieve those objectives through deployment of the most effective legal tools available, in the most cost effective way”.


Appointed Queen’s Counsel 2012.


Member and previous secretary of the Planning and Environment Bar Association, UKELA, the Administrative Law Bar Association, the Criminal Bar Association, the Compulsory Purchase Association and Health and Safety Lawyers Association. She is a trained advocacy instructor for the Middle Temple.