Planning Appeals, Inquiries and Hearings

Landmark has a pre-eminent presence in planning appeals in England and Wales.


Barristers are actively involved in the full range of appeals (against the refusal of planning permission, enforcement appeals, lawful development certificate appeals, call-in applications and recovered appeals), whether those appeals proceed by inquiry, hearings or in writing.

Increasingly, barristers are heavily involved promoting Local Plans and guiding these through Examinations, and objecting to others. The processes lend themselves to early and collegiate involvement.

Landmark barristers regularly appear in the highest profile townscape-transforming inquiries. Recent work includes 20 Fenchurch Street (the ‘Walkie Talkie’), 1 Blackfriars, The Tulip, Anglia Square and the Commonwealth Institute, and members have also appeared in many of the most significant historic inquiries, such as the Shard and Heron Tower. Members also appear across a huge range of different development types from fracking to football stadia, nuclear power stations to new towns, and schools to strategic rail freight interchanges.

Geographically, members undertake inquiry work throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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

Michael Gooch new

Jason Allen

Senior Practice Manager

020 7421 1306

Jason Allen new

Jonathan Barley

Practice Manager

020 7421 2480

Jonathan Barley new

Richard Bolton

Senior Practice Manager

020 7421 1392

Richard Bolton new

Charlotte Hockney

Assistant Practice Manager

020 7421 1303

Charlotte Hockney new


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