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Six Pump Court Offices
Six Pump Court
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Advocacy and advisory work in all areas of planning in public inquiries, criminal courts and the High Court, with a particular specialism in planning enforcement.
Worked for 10 years as a planner in the public and private sectors before coming to the Bar.
Publications include joint author of Planning law and Practice, 2013, Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing.
Called 2002; Middle Temple.
Planning and Environmental Bar Association.
Egglescliffe Comprehensive, Stockton on Tees; University of Oxford (1989 BA Hons); University of Nottingham (1992 MA); University of Westminster (2000 graduate diploma).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4
‘Traditional and friendly‘ set Six Pump Court has both silks and juniors doing a range of planning work, with criminal and regulatory expertise to add to its enforcement arsenal on top more conventional planning work. William Upton QC represents Swale Borough Council in a call-in appeal of its decision to refuse permission for 675 homes in Sittingbourne, citing among other reasons the council’s declaration of a “climate emergency”. Giles Atkinson represented the local authority in LB Haringey v SSHCLG and Muir, reinstating an enforcement notice against uPVC windows in a conservation area, with at issue if the new windows constituted a development.