Anthony Gill practises in all areas of Town and Country Planning. He has particular experience in specialist housing forms such as Extra Care and Purpose Built Student Accommodation. In recent years he has developed a speciality in the law surrounding Assets of Community Value advising both the owners of nominated assets and listing authorities. He recently acted as legal advisor on the listing of a major stadium development.
Anthony is regularly instructed to assist in preparing planning application documentation and representations to examinations in public. He has acted as counsel to four different local plan examinations helping his local planning authority clients to navigate the examination process. He recently finished working as primary counsel to the Kirklees local plan and is currently advising on the preparation of the Sheffield Local Plan.
He accepts instructions in the field of Highways Law, including advisory work and appearances at public path and definitive map modification order inquiries. He has represented clients in a case involving the interaction of highways and planning law in the General Permitted Development Order and written for Waymark (IPROW’s magazine). Anthony also advises on Town and Village Green applications.
Anthony practises in licensing, and has particular experience in appeals relating to premises licences. Anthony appears before the Traffic Commissioner representing both licence holders and objecting parties.
Anthony is regularly instructed to draft papers in statutory challenges and Judicial Review proceedings in the High Court. Anthony has experience appearing in the High Court on planning matters. He has experience appearing in the Lands Tribunal and advising on references to the Tribunal. He recently acted in Lands Tribunal litigation and secured the protection of a water feature in a first for riparian rights.
Away from chambers Anthony and his wife are kept busy by their four young children. He is a school governor of a local primary school in Manchester. He is a trustee of an orchestra and of the nationally recognised Z-Arts venue in Hulme, South Manchester.
Year of Call: 2008
The Northern Circuit
The North Eastern Circuit
Planning and Environmental Bar Association
Anthony is a contributor to both the first and second editions of 'Judicial Review: Law & Practice' (Jordans:2011 and 2015) edited by the Hon Mrs Justice Patterson (formerly of Kings Chambers) and Sam Karim (Kings Chambers).
University of Oxford, Jesus College:
BA Hons. Ancient and Modern History (2:1)
University of London, Kings College
MA War Studies (with Merit)
College of Law:
Postgraduate Diploma in Law (with Distinction)
Inns of Court School of Law:
Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent)
Jesus College Open Scholarship (2002-2004)
Viscount Sankey Scholar (2007-2009)
Chambers UK 2018
"He has all the intellectual fire power you could want and is also very decent to deal with." "Absolutely excellent and has a very nice manner. He is all over the detail, very bright, down to earth and well grounded. He is also very hard-working and responsive."
Chambers UK 2017
"He is a hard-working, incisive and commercial operator." "He is a friendly character and makes sure you cover everything. He picks up on things you might not have thought of."
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