Members of Landmark appears in many if not most of the leading cases involving development in the historic built environment. We have particular expertise in policy formulation, advice and representation of national and local heritage bodies (Historic England, the National Trust, Georgian, Victorian and Twentieth Century Societies for instance). In promoting and opposing development in the historic environment the Planning Group is able to offer an unparalleled level of experience and expertise in this field.


Members of Landmark have advised Government on historic environment policy for many years, including on the NPPF and NPPG. The application of national guidance through strategic policy such as the London Plan and local plans has also been a constant theme in our work.

As the reach and scope of historic environment work has increased, members of Landmark have been in the forefront of legal developments, appearing in most of the principal cases, including the leading cases of Bramshill (overall approach to heritage decisions under the NPPF), Catesby Estates (setting of assets, London Historic Parks and Gardens and Save Stonehenge (alternatives), Bohm (Non Designated Heritage Assets).

Advising and representing all the stakeholders in the process of development in the heritage environment gives rise to a considerable workload for members of the planning group in chambers. They are regularly involved in applications and appeals from modest development affecting a single listed building setting to cases involving more substantial potential effects on assets of the highest importance, such as UK World Heritage Sites (the Tulip, Holocaust Memorial, Westferry Printworks, ITV South Bank) Grade I Listed Buildings, SAMs and RPGs (for instance major development affecting Stonehenge, Hatfield House, Kedleston Hall and the Tower of London).

Members are also at the forefront of the developing area of overlap between heritage and carbon considerations, for instance in the Marks & Spencer Marble Arch development.

Practice Managers

Contact our friendly and helpful Practice Managers for more information about our barristers and services or to make an enquiry.

Ben Connor

Practice Director

020 7421 2483

Ben Connor

Kevin Squires

Senior Practice Manager

020 7421 1351

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Michael Gooch

Senior Practice Manager

020 7421 1305

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Jason Allen

Senior Practice Manager

020 7421 1306

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Jonathan Barley

Practice Manager

020 7421 2480

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Richard Bolton

Senior Practice Manager

020 7421 1392

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Charlotte Hockney

Assistant Practice Manager

020 7421 1303

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