Celina Colquhoun is a member of the Licensing, Planning and Public Law Groups within No5 Chambers. She practises in all areas of Licensing, Planning and Environmental and Local Government law.
She has specific experience of licensing matters both prior to and post the changes wrought by the Licensing Act 2003 as well as being familiar with the more recent regulatory changes to the licensing of SEVs..
She has been instructed by a wide range of clients both from the leisure and entertainment industry and licensing authorities and in particular, sat on and advised the licensing committee of Wokingham District Council.
She has considerable experience of appearing at hearings on behalf of applicants for premises licences at reviews and in the Magistrates court on appeal. She also regularly appears in the High Court on related matters.
“In court, she has an ability to withstand quite intense questioning. She doesn’t get flustered, she is very calm, and she stands firm.”
Chambers UK 2017
“Tenacious and incredibly bright.”
Legal 500, 2016
Focuses on large infrastructure projects, particularly highways work. She also has an extensive caseload of planning matters as diverse as town and village greens and compulsory purchase orders. “She is absolutely tenacious.”
Chambers UK, 2016
“Highly experienced and excellent at providing strategic advice.”
Legal 500, 2015
Celina Colquhoun “Delivers dynamis, swift advice”
Legal 500 2014
“She is a good and determined advocate, who prepares thoroughly and shows a good mastery of technical information.”
Chambers UK 2014
Celina Colquhoun is ‘a robust and well-prepared advocate’ who is ‘good on her feet and charming in the inquiry arena’. She is known for her work on large infrastructure projects, and often represents the Highways Agency.
Legal 500 2013
“extremely good and very approachable” senior junior Celina Colquhoun, whom one instructing solicitor praises highly for "turning things around quickly. She is a great advocate, who is very persuasive, and very good with clients." Her extensive planning experience includes housing projects, large infrastructure inquiries, highways work and CPOs.
Chambers & Partners 2013