Two new Silk appointments for Landmark Chambers

Silk Appointments Post December 2022

Landmark is delighted to congratulate Guy Williams and Alex Goodman who will be appointed as King’s Counsel in the New Year.

Guy specialises in planning, environmental, transport and infrastructure, compulsory purchase and rating law. He is on the Attorney General’s ‘A’ Panel of Junior Counsel. Guy won the award for ‘Planning and Land Use Junior of the Year’ at the October 2022 Legal 500 UK Bar Awards.

Guy appears very regularly at planning inquiries acting for developers and local authorities and has a wide experience of appeals, called-in applications, enforcement matters and compulsory purchase inquiries.

Guy also specialises in judicial review and statutory challenges relating to planning and local government in the higher courts.

Guy has an extensive practice in all matters relating to compulsory purchase, from advising acquiring authorities and developers on strategy and promoting CPOS, to all matters of compensation arising from compulsory acquisition.

Guy is a member of the Planning and Environmental Bar Association (PEBA), the Compulsory Purchase Association (CPA) and the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA).

Alex has a broad range of expertise encompassing planning, environment, local government, human rights, and immigration. Alex has done many cases over his career involving the protection of the environment. He recently appeared as lead counsel in the Supreme Court in the appeal from R (Day) v Shropshire Council [2021] QB 1127, a complex case about saving a public park from development.

He has acted in many test cases on the lawfulness of government policies around migration. In 2021 he was awarded the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Outstanding Achievement award for his work establishing the unlawfulness of the “no recourse to public funds” policy, by which migrants were denied access to the welfare state.

Alex was author of the Atkins Court Forms on Village Greens and Common Land. He has worked as a councillor on Camden Council; was one of the founders and Chair of the charity Medical Justice. As a fellow of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law Alex has worked on the constitutions of Myanmar, Palestine and The Gambia. He is currently instructed on climate change cases in South America and West Africa. He is on the Equality and Human Rights’ Commission’s ‘A’ Panel.

Congratulations to Guy Williams and Alex Goodman!

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