William Hicks KC

Practice summary

Practice Summary

William (Bill) Hicks KC came to the Bar with the intention of specialising in planning. He was called in 1975 and took silk in 1995. He was joint head of Eldon Chambers one of the two Chambers which merged to form Landmark Chambers. He has been involved in a wide range of planning work for over 25 years.

Some particular areas of expertise are retail, residential, highways, infrastructure, transportation, listed buildings, environment and energy.

“A class act.” Chambers & Partners (2020)

As in previous years, he is listed as a leading silk in planning in Chambers & Partners 2008 & 2009

Top-class silk William Hicks [K]C is an old favourite of many because he is very focused, hard-working and a good team player. Sources recommended him particularly for his pragmatic advice on large schemes and his brilliant advocacy.

A brilliant tactician who provides straightforward, realistic advice that is easily comprehensible to clients.”

He is a member of the Planning and Environment Bar Association, the Administrative Law Bar Association and committee member of the Parliamentary Bar Mess.

Has a fantastic command of the technical details"


Qualifications and achievements


William Hicks read economics at Magdalene College, Cambridge. Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2000.

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