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Kings Chambers has been providing excellence in Planning for over 50 years. Chambers was founded as a response to the 1948 Act by C N Glidewell, and has an unrivalled reputation for the highest standards of advice and advocacy.
Kings Chambers has produced some of the leading practitioners in the field of Planning. In recent years that has included figures of the eminence of Charles Cross, Sir Iain Glidewell (former Lord Justice of Appeal), HHJ Andrew Gilbart QC the Honorary Recorder of Manchester and most recently Frances Patterson QC, the Public Law Commissioner.
Members of Chambers have been involved with most of the major development projects in the North West of England, as well as many others nationwide. From the Retail Inquiry which led to the Trafford Centre, through to the Second Runway at Manchester Airport members of Chambers, and all manner of developments in between, members of Chambers are renowned as providing an excellent service to both the public and private sector.
Members of Chambers are well experienced at dealing with both hearings and inquiries, both of which involve different though complimentary skills for the advocate. Members will assist in drafting submissions as to the mode of appeal (often in the teeth of a different view from the Planning Inspectorate) as well as advising and representing clients throughout the process of securing planning consent.
There are presently four Queen's Counsel and over a dozen junior counsel who regularly act in planning cases. Together they have contributed to the recognition of Chambers as a pre-eminent Planning Set.
Areas of work include:
- Affordable Housing
- Commons & Village Greens
- CPO & Compensation
- Development Plans
- Energy & Utilities
- Judicial Review & Statutory Challenges
- Lands Tribunal
- Minerals & Waste
- Planning Appeals
- Renewable Energy
- Transportation & Highways
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