Planning Expertise

  • Affordable Housing Airports
  • Assets of Community Value
  • Commons & Village Greens
  • Compulsory Purchase (CPO) & Compensation
  • DCO’s
  • Development Plans
  • Energy & Utilities Enforcement
  • Habitats and Protected Species Heritage
  • Highways
  • Housing
  • Infrastructure
  • Judicial Review & Statutory Challenges Lands Tribunal
  • Logistics
  • Minerals & Waste Planning Appeals Public Rights of Way Regeneration Renewable Energy Retail
  • Travellers

Midlands - “The clerking is the reason we first went to Kings. I've never been disappointed, they have so much legal knowledge. They're also very responsive.” “Gary Smith, chief clerk, has been particularly good. Efficient, friendly and easy to deal with.” “Astonishingly good value which my clients appreciate.” “Outstanding. Kings' clerks are light years ahead of every other set.” “The clerks are the perfect people to deal with; know their set, know their members, and nothing is too much trouble.” Gary Smith is the chief clerk for planning and public law.

Client Service

Northern/Northern Eastern - “The clerks go above and beyond to assist myself and my client. A pleasure to work with.” “They have the perfect balance of good humour, responsiveness and value for money. There's just a brilliant mutual respect.” “The clerks are very personable, hard working and a credit to the Chambers.” “Gary Smith, chief clerk, and Mark Ronson, senior clerk, are excellent.” “The clerks are informative, responsive and go the extra mile.” Gary Smith is the chief clerk for planning and public law and Louise Barnes is the senior Leeds clerk.

Client Service

Midlands - Kings Chambers is well known for its planning expertise and is home to barristers specialising in all areas of planning law. The set is equipped to handle residential development issues and highways matters, among other planning law disputes. Barristers at the set work with a wide variety of both private and public sector clients, including house builders and local authorities, and regularly feature in well-publicised planning appeals across the Midlands Circuit.

Chambers UK 2023

Northern/Northern Eastern - Kings Chambers remains the pre-eminent set for planning expertise in the North of England and attracts a wealth of praise from instructing solicitors. Barristers at the set handle complex planning appeals and inquiries, and are adept at acting for both appellants and local planning authorities. Members of Kings Chambers handle everything from objections to residential developments, to compulsory purchase matters and listed buildings issues. A source describes Kings Chambers as "the stand-out planning set in the North."

Chambers UK 2023

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