Ned is a highly regarded junior who accepts instructions in a wide variety of work, in particular across all areas of planning and environmental law.

He is consistently rated as a leading junior by Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 in three categories: planning law, environmental law and agricultural & rural affairs.  Who’s Who Legal 2019 lists him as one of the most highly regarded juniors for environment law.

Ned regularly appears in the senior courts and at public inquiries in planning, environmental and highways matters, as well as other related areas of public law such as animal health and CITES.  He has experience of advising on, and appearing at, examination hearings for major infrastructure projects. Ned is on the Attorney General’s B Panel of London counsel.  He is a Trustee and Vice Chair of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association and is standing counsel for the Campaign for National Parks.  He regularly undertakes work pro bono and is accredited to take work on a direct public access basis. Ned is also a trustee of the Organic Research Centre.

Recent work in the senior courts includes the Supreme Court (R (Lancashire CC) v SSEFRA [2019] UKSC 58; [2020] 2 WLR 1), Court of Appeal (CPRE Surrey v Waverley BC [2019] EWCA Civ 1826) and High Court (Tower Hamlets LBC v SSHCLG [2019] EWHC 2219 (Admin), R (Berks Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust) v SST [2019] EWHC 1786 (Admin) and R (MacDonald) v SSEFRA [2019] EWHC 1783 (Admin); [2019] ACD 97).  Recent work in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) includes flood compensation claims (Fearon v Environment Agency [2019] UKUT 97 (LC); [2019] RVR 274) and land valuation for inheritance tax (Thomas (Deceased) v RCC [2020] UKUT 6 (LC)).