36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082
5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123
Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570
Clerked by:William Brown
"He is hard-working, enthusiastic, and takes care to understand the fine detail of the issues. His advice is always very sound, pragmatic and with an awareness of commercial considerations and implications. He is also an excellent team leader."
Giles is one of the highest ranked Planning Barristers in the country (non-silk). He has spent his entire practising career with Kings Chambers. He is a very well-regarded planning specialist, undertaking advisory work, appearing at Inquiries and the Courts at all levels. He represents developers and local authorities in relation to major housing schemes, significant renewable energy schemes (wind farms, underground storage of gas, fracking etc), infrastructure projects, retail development, enforcement and CPO’s.
Year of Call: 1998
Planning and Environmental Bar Association
North Eastern Circuit
Junior Counsel to the Crown (Provincial Panel)
MA (Cantab) – Emmanuel College, Cambridge
LLM Master of Law (Cantab) – Environmental Law and Policy: First Class
Legal 500 2017
‘He is very sharp and speaks the client’s language.’
Chambers UK 2017
"He is very thorough and thinks a lot about a case in terms of strategy and getting the detail right. On the professional side the quality of his work is exemplary, and he is assertive and firm, but not aggressive. He is very good with clients, and is a good team player as he gets the best out of people." "A bright, strong advocate, very good on tactics in difficult judicial review cases."
Chambers UK 2016
"He is hard-working, enthusiastic, and takes care to understand the fine detail of the issues. His advice is always very sound, pragmatic and with an awareness of commercial considerations and implications. He is also an excellent team leader." "A trusted and reliable advocate."
Chambers UK 2015
“His preparation's second to none in my view. His attention to detail is brilliant." "He's excellent. He gets to grips with things very quickly, he's a good team player and he punches above his weight for his years."
Chambers UK 2014
"He is a good advocate who was always on top of his material." "Giles Cannock is very sound in both his preparation and advice on planning cases; he's good in presentation and cross-examination."
Chambers UK 2013
Giles Cannock is "an outstanding advocate who takes a grip of things. Usually there are a lot of people involved in a lot of different offices, so it helps when someone can take things by the scruff of the neck." Cannock's expertise is wide-ranging, and includes airport development, highways, enforcement, CPO, retail, housing and energy infrastructure matters.