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Barrister - Howard Leithead

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Andrew Bisbey

Practice Group Clerks
Craig Wain
Mitchell Nash
David Lewis

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Tony McDaid

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Howard Leithead Planning and Environment CV

Howard specialises in Planning and Environmental Law, having completed his pupillage under the supervision of Richard Kimblin QC

Year of Call: 2014


Howard is a busy court and inquiry advocate who appears in a range of courts and tribunals from magistrates’ courts to the High Court. He is also becoming known for his advisory work, both in his own right and with more senior members of the Group.  Recently, he has been involved in:


·      Advertising control

·      Appeal against conviction for breach of an enforcement notice

·      Appeal to the High Court against an enforcement notice

·      Defence against prosecution for breach of an enforcement notice

·      Planning Enforcement Orders

·      Section 215 notice

·      Warrant to enter land under section 196B


·      Appeals to the Secretary of State after refusal of planning permission

·      Compulsory purchase negotiation

·      Flood risk

·      Green Belt policy

·      Implementation of planning permission

·      Lawful Development Certificates

·      Permitted development rights and Article 4 directions

·      Permitted development rights in relation to proposed domestic and agricultural developments

·      Powers of a Local Planning Authority to appropriate land

·      Rights to light and other easements impeding development

·      Section 106 agreements


·      Appeal to the Secretary of State after refusal of an environmental permit


·      Application to discharge an injunction in the High Court relating to a construction dispute


GDL and BPTC, City University, London 

MPhil, Trinity College, Cambridge (Distinction)
BA (Hons), Trinity College, Cambridge (First Class)

Major Scholarship, Inner Temple 
Exhibition Award, Inner Temple
Lightfoot Prize, University of Cambridge 
Senior Scholarship and Tripos Prize, Trinity College, Cambridge