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James Maurici QC

Barrister, Landmark Chambers
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James Maurici QC was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1996. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2013. He practices in planning and environmental law. James’ planning practice encompasses all aspects of planning including: advisory, advocacy at inquiries and hearings and advocacy in the Higher Courts. He has this year appeared for developers at major called-in inquiries for Silverthorne Lane, Bristol and Turnden Phase 2, Tunbridge Wells. His recent high-profile Court cases include: Compton Parish Council & Others v Guildford BC [2019] EWHC 3242 (Admin) and R (Spurrier) v Secretary of State for Transport and others [2019] EWHC 1070 (Admin) and R (Plan B) v Secretary of State for Transport [2020] EWCA Civ 214. He is currently on the Council of NIPA and the CPA. James’ environmental law practice is wide-ranging, covering matters such as habitats and species protection, contaminated land, air quality, waste, access to environmental information, statutory and common law nuisance and all aspects of environment impact assessment, strategic environmental assessment and environmental permitting. He has also appeared a number of times before the UNECE Aarhus Compliance Committee in Geneva, the Court of Justice of the European Union and the General Court of the European Union.