The Planning Magazine has today revealed the results for its annual Planning Law Survey with No5 Barristers’ Chambers ranking at the top of several categories.

Leading junior barrister, Christopher Young, rose up in the Juniors category.  He also topped the Residential category and placed in the top five in Development Plan Examinations. Chris is joined in the list by Peter GoatleyHugh RichardsJack SmythSatnam ChoonghThea Osmund-Smith, and James Corbet Burcher.

Martin Kingston QC retains his position as the second most-respected silk, retaining his position in the top three within the Silks category for the past eight years. He also topped the Development Plan Examinations category, and ranked in the top four in the Residential, Infrastructure, Inquiries and Hearings categories.  Martin is joined by Jeremy Cahill QC and Richard Kimblin QC in the list of top Planning silks.

Five of our barristers feature in the list of Top Juniors Under 35, with James Corbet Burcher ranked third. James was joined by Thea Osmund-SmithJack SmythHashi Mohamed and Leanne Buckley-Thomson.

No5’s Planning Group has enjoyed a successful twelve months for what was an active year for the chambers across all practice areas. Our involvement with high-profile cases such as Cheshire East v Richborough Estates, UKSC 2016/0078, highlighting our involvement in some of the leading cases in the Planning field.

Andrew Bisbey, Senior Practice Manager of the Planning and Environment Law Group said, “No5 has a talented group of barristers. With the announcement of this year’s rankings, we continue to have more ranked barristers than any other chambers whose principal office is outside of London.”

“Our rankings confirm our position as a leading set of chambers and we are proud of the accomplishments of all our barristers,” added Tony McDaid, Chief Executive and Director of Clerking.

Our congratulations to all our barristers who ranked in the survey.