Monckton Chambers has several specialists in environmental law who have regularly advised and acted in cases involving environmental law issues. The team is able to draw on years of expertise in EU law to advise on all aspects of retained EU environmental legislation, and has extensive experience of litigating environmental issues in a public law context.

Members act for private clients and campaigning groups, for the Environment Agency, central government departments and local authorities.

Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Access to environmental information
  • Agriculture and fisheries
  • Climate change and emissions trading
  • Contaminated land
  • The Convention on Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
  • Energy conservation
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Environmental permits
  • Environmental protection
  • Habitats and Wild Birds Directive
  • Pesticides regulation
  • Planning
  • State aid for environmental protection
  • Waste management and landfill
  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive

Members of Monckton have appeared in the Administrative Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and the European courts in a range of environmental law cases, and members regularly appear in cases involving environmental information.

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    Environment barristers

    Tim Ward KC
    Call: 1994  | Silk: 2011
    Lord Bellamy KC
    Call: 1968  | Silk: 1986
    Christopher Vajda KC
    Call: 1979  | Silk: 1997
    Melanie Hall KC
    Call: 1982  | Silk: 2002
    Michael Bowsher KC
    Call: 1985  | Silk: 2006
    Jon Turner KC
    Call: 1988  | Silk: 2006
    Kassie Smith KC
    Call: 1995  | Silk: 2013
    Ian Rogers KC
    Call: 1995  | Silk: 2014
    George Peretz KC
    Call: 1990  | Silk: 2015
    Gerry Facenna KC
    Call: 2001  | Silk: 2016
    Robert Palmer KC
    Call: 1998  | Silk: 2019
    Philip Woolfe KC
    Call: 2004  | Silk: 2024
    Ewan West KC
    Call: 2006  | Silk: 2024
    Alan Bates
    Call: 2003
    Fiona Banks
    Call: 2006
    Ligia Osepciu
    Call: 2008
    Imogen Proud
    Call: 2015
    Will Perry
    Call: 2018