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"No5 Barristers' Chambers is truly a very professional chambers and always provides excellent service."

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When instructing a barrister from No5 Chambers to advise or appear to represent a client, it is not only the barrister’s knowledge of the relevant specialism which will benefit the case. Specialist counsel in this sphere of work have long experience of the procedural and evidential issues which arise in the wide variety of jurisdictions in which environmental cases are decided. With in-depth knowledge of the substantive law comes considered tactical and strategic advice.

Counsel regularly appear in the Magistrates’ Courts in both its criminal and civil jurisdiction, such as statutory nuisance. They have substantial experience on their feet in the Crown Court and in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division). They appear at environmental appeals before Inspectors appointed by Secretaries of State and the Welsh Ministers, particularly in respect of environmental permits and abstraction licences.

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In the High Court and in onward appeals, there is a great depth and breadth of experience of arguing cases arising from:

  • Climate change
  • Environmental impact assessment, including SEA, arising from many form of development and infrastructure schemes
  • Air quality issues and requirements
  • Habitats and species legislation and nature conservation and protection Water and wastewater

Chambers has long-term experience of advising important environmental sectors including in respect of solid wastes management, the statutory undertakers and local authorities in their waste capacities.

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For more information:


Environment Barristers

Richard Kimblin KC

Call 1998 | Silk 2016

Head of Group

Richard Humphreys KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2006

Peter Dean

Scott Stemp

Call 2000

Tim Pole

Call 2001

Jessica Allen

Call 2019

Sioned Davies

Call 2019

Environment Clerks

Andrew Bisbey

Practice Director, Planning & Environment, Director of Clerking

Marc Forrest-Thomas

Practice Manager, Planning & Environment

Natasha Clark

Planning and Environment Clerk

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Practice Director, Planning & Environment, Director of Clerking

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Marc Forrest-Thomas

Practice Manager, Planning & Environment

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Planning and Environment Clerk

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