Planning & Environmental

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The Planning and Environmental Law barristers at Six Pump Court provides expert advocacy and advisory services in all areas of planning and environmental law and practice.  The broad range of specialisms in Chambers and our corresponding strengths in other specialist areas, such as Regulatory Law, ensure a strength and depth of expertise and experience, especially at the intersection of planning, environmental and regulatory law.  The team of expert planning and environmental barristers at Six Pump Court are well equipped to provide the practical advice and effective representation required by those engaged in, or affected by, the complex and multi-faceted regimes of planning and environmental regulation.

A diverse range of clients from the public, private and third sectors instruct members of our Planning and Environmental team.  Whether they regulate, or are regulated, all of our clients receive expert advocacy and advisory services of the highest quality, tailored to address their specific priorities and needs.

The acknowledged expertise and experience of our Planning barristers and our Environmental law barristers and the friendly, unstuffy but highly professional reputation for which Chambers is well known, are cited by our professional clients as reasons for choosing to instruct members of Chambers specialising in planning and environmental law.  Our clerking team has an integral role in the delivery of our professional services and our success; they are consistently recognised for their professionalism, approachability and willingness to meet the particular needs of each client.

Christopher Badger was the winner of the Real Estate, Environment & Planning Junior of the Year 2018 at the Legal 500 UK Bar Awards. Six Pump Court Chambers also won Real Estate, Environment & Planning Set of the Year 2015 at these Awards. Stephen Hockman QC was nominated in this category as Silk of the Year 2015. Furthermore, many of our barristers are recognised and recommended as experts in Planning and Environmental Law in the leading legal directories, including Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.  William Upton was awarded Environmental/Planning Junior of the Year at the 2014 Chambers UK Bar awards.

Six Pump Court also boasts two Standing Counsel and a further ten members of the Attorney General’s Regulatory List of Counsel used by the Environment Agency and other regulators – more than any other chambers.  For a detailed list, please click here.

Please use the links below to view the full range of the expertise of our Planning Law barristers and Environmental Law barristers:


Planning Law – including development management, plan-making, enforcement, and highways

Environmental Law – including environmental regulation, environmental assessment, energy and natural resources, utilities, nuisance and access to environmental information

Environmental Enforcement – including Waste, Water Pollution, Export of Waste Abroad, Judicial Review and Environmental Regulation, Injunctions, Permit Appeals, Suspension and Enforcement Notices, Enforcement and Interpretation of Environmental Permits, Odour, Confiscation, Fisheries