Justin Bates KC, Richard Moules KC and Richard Turney KC are appointed King's Counsel today

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Landmark congratulates Justin Bates KC (right), Richard Moules KC (left), and Richard Turney KC (middle), on their appointment as King’s Counsel today (Monday 18 March 2024).

Justin Bates KC (2003 Call) practices in all aspects of housing, property and local government law. He is the Deputy General Editor of the Encyclopaedia of Housing Law and is the author or co-author of a number other housing law books and commentaries.

In recent years, Justin has helped to draft the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 and the Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Act 2023. He has given evidence on housing law and policy issues to both Houses of Parliament and the Senedd Cymru. He was part of the Law Commission team which worked on the package of leasehold reform proposals. Since January 2022, he has acted (without a leader) in four Supreme Court cases and, in February 2024, will be appearing again in the Supreme Court in the A1 Properties case.

Richard Moules KC (2005 Call) was named the Planning and Land Use ‘Junior of the Year’ at the Legal 500 Bar Awards 2023.

He undertakes work for private developers, central and local government, public bodies and interest groups. He has been on the Attorney General’s A Panel of Junior Counsel since 2018 and has acted for the Government in many of the most significant planning and environmental cases over the last five years.

Richard is consistently ranked as one of the top junior planning and environmental law barristers in the country. His recent high-profile cases include R (on the application of Finch) v Surrey CC (June 2023) in the Supreme Court for the Secretary of State in a significant Environmental Impact Assessment case. Last year he was led by Tom Weekes KC in Fearn v Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery [2023] 2 W.L.R. 339 acting for residents successfully arguing that overlooking from the Tate Modern’s viewing platform is an actionable nuisance.

Richard Turney KC (2007 Call) was the Planning and Environment ‘Junior of the Year’ at the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2021 and has a broad court, inquiry and advisory practice and a wide client base, including major developers and landowners, central Government, local authorities, NGOs, and individuals. He has been a member of the Attorney General’s A Panel of Junior Counsel for the past five years. In 2019 and 2020 he was ranked by Planning Magazine as the top planning junior at the Bar, being described by one solicitor as “one of the best advocates of his generation”. His work over the past year includes acting for the applicant in the Sunnica Solar Farm DCO, representing the Secretary of State in the High Court on a major challenge to offshore energy policy, and successfully promoting a CPO for a £450m urban regeneration scheme in Coventry.

Congratulations to Richard, Richard and Justin!

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