Planning & Compulsory Purchase Barristers

"A truly impressive set acting across the full spectrum of real estate disputes."
Chambers UK 2016

Guildhall Chambers covers the full spectrum of planning law and related issues.

Our team also benefits from members' complementary expertise in diverse areas including public and environmental law, restrictive covenants, town and village green litigation and nuisance.

Our barristers offer advice and representation in all areas of planning law, including:

  • Access to information under the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations
  • Compulsory purchase
  • Enforcement proceedings
  • Environmental impact assessment, SEA and Habitats regulation
  • Issues arising under the Aarhus Convention
  • Judicial review and proceedings under s288 TCPA
  • Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas
  • Preparing planning applications
  • Representation in hearings and inquiries before planning inspectors

Chambers possess some of the most sought-after speakers in the South West on planning law. Members of the team chair the south west branch of the United Kingdom Environmental Lawyers' Association, and host regular events and webcasts on environmental and planning issues.

Our barristers also host periodic Bristol-based breakfast seminars to discuss issues relevant to planning law, and are actively involved in events organised through the South West Administrative Lawyers' Association.

Our barristers are able to act via public access (without the need for a solicitor) in appropriate cases.

Clerk Contact Information

For further information and enquiries please contact our civil clerks via email or on 0117 930 9000.