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Landmark Chambers opens Birmingham office

DATE: 05 Jul 2018

Landmark Chambers, the UK’s leading specialist barristers chambers in planning and infrastructure, property, environmental and public law, has today opened our new office in the centre of Birmingham. The move, understood to be the first by a top tier London chambers, see's the practice open its dedicated facility in Cornwall Street in the heart of the city’s thriving professional services district, at a time when investment in Birmingham and the West Midlands is increasing.

Commenting on the announcement, Joint Head of Chambers, Rupert Warren QC said, “The decision to open in Birmingham is a direct response to feedback from our existing clients based in the city, and the Midlands market generally, who want the ability to instruct specialist London counsel, without needing to travel to the capital for meetings. Ultimately, it is about making us more accessible to our clients.”

Recognised by the independent legal directoriesas being the market leader for planning and infrastructure work, and the winner of many industry awards, Landmark has been involved in several of Birmingham’s pivotal regeneration projects including the Library of Birmingham, Midland Metro expansion and the development of new offices at One Snow Hill. Landmark has also given advice in respect of the city’s most iconic shopping destinations – The Bull Ring, Selfridges and Grand Central. In addition, Landmark barristers led the promotion of Phase 1 of HS2 through Parliament and continue to advise on the scheme.

Landmark’s Chief Executive, Paul Newhall said, “Opening in Birmingham is a really important part of our growth strategy which recognises the importance of key regional cities throughout the UK. Birmingham’s central location and excellent transport links, coupled with a strong legal and professional services base made it the obvious choice to open our first office outside London.”

Clients can now access Landmark’s full range of expertise in Birmingham, including being able to instruct any of Chambers’ 89 specialist barristers.

In recent years Birmingham has benefited from significant inward investment as a result of key projects, particularly HS2, the expansion of the Midland Metro and the city’s successful bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Landmark Chambers is proud to have been directly associated with a number of these projects.

Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, commented, “Landmark’s opening in Birmingham is another critical piece of evidence in the renaissance of the West Midlands. The legal sector has become a hallmark of Birmingham’s strength as a professional services centre and Landmark’s arrival adds a new dimension. We look forward to welcoming the Landmark team here and seeing them thrive as the region goes from strength to strength.”

With 89 barristers, including 33 Queen’s Counsel, Landmark Chambers is ranked as a leading set by the top legal directories in its four main areas of practice. Working throughout the UK, Europe and internationally, Landmark’s members are renowned for their unique expertise and Chambers for its modern, diverse, forward-thinking and innovative approach to practice.