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Planning

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

Legal 500 2023

"No5 Barristers' Chambers is a good set. The KCs and the juniors are very able, and the clerking is exceptional."

Legal 500 2023

"No5 has a wealth of talent and expertise."

Chambers UK 2023

"The clerking is very good and very accessible at all levels. They are always keen to help."

Chambers UK 2018

Chambers has a long-standing reputation for quality advisory and advocacy services in Planning Law, dating back more than half a century.

Our members have been instructed in some of the most important cases (Tesco v Dundee, BDW Trading v Secretary of State, Richborough Estates v Cheshire East BC) and many of the most significant and controversial planning proposals including new town settlements, large scale employment, nuclear power stations, sports stadia, new roads and green energy.

The team ‘has an established reputation for excellence in planning law’ and offers advisory and advocacy services at all levels, from leading KCs to very junior barristers. Our members provide advice from the very conception of a development to its conclusion, whether that be achieving planning consent, at appeal or through to legal challenges in the courts. We assist at every stage in the process, from pre application to planning committee, during an appeal process and through the courts.

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Members act on behalf of developers, land promoters, housebuilders, energy providers, local authorities and private individuals, including local action groups.

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Expertise

Planning Barristers

Peter Goatley KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2020

Richard Humphreys KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2006

Paul Cairnes KC

Call 1980 | Silk 2016

Richard Kimblin KC

Call 1998 | Silk 2016

Christopher Young KC

Call 1997 | Silk 2018

Hugh Richards

Call 1992

Scott Stemp

Call 2000

Jack Smyth

Call 2007

Rowena Meager

Call 2007

Jessica Allen

Call 2019

Sioned Davies

Call 2019

Anna Stein

Call 2023

Paul Cairnes KC

Call 1980 | Silk 2016

Planning Clerks

Andrew Bisbey

Practice Director, Planning & Environment, Director of Clerking

Marc Forrest-Thomas

Practice Manager, Planning & Environment

Natasha Clark

Planning and Environment Clerk

Related News, Resources and Events

Events


Greenbelt Summit


Date: 3 Jul 2024
Time: 8:30am - 12:45pm

Location: IET London Savoy Place

News


Chris Young KC and Daniel Henderson successful in Major Housing Appeal in Maidenhead

An appeal has been allowed by Inspector Thomas Hatfield for 330 new homes, land for a primary school and earth raising on a greenfield site…

News


Who lives in a house like this? Recent changes to permitted development rights

What are permitted development rights? 1. Section 57(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (“the 1990 Act”) states that planning permission is required…

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Clerk Team

Andrew Bisbey

Practice Director, Planning & Environment, Director of Clerking

andrewb@no5.com

07732 055798

Marc Forrest-Thomas

Practice Manager, Planning & Environment

marct@no5.com

Natasha Clark

Planning and Environment Clerk

natashac@no5.com

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