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Planning Silk Joins Trinity Chambers


John Campbell Q.C. joins Trinity's Planning team as a full time member.

Having initially qualified as a solicitor in Scotland, Mr Campbell Q.C. was called to the Bar in 1988 and took Silk in 1998. He has worked in town and country planning since the mid 1990s. Mr Campbell's extensive experience includes environmental law and construction law. He is particularly active in renewable energy work on behalf of communities, NGOs, third parties, developers and Local Authorities. His practice today is mainly in planning and environmental law, property, land law,agriculture and energy work. He has dealt with approximately 200 public inquiries and a number of related Judicial Reviews. He has developed a specialist practice in all fields of Alternative Dispute Resolution(ADR) work. 

As well as being Chairman of Scotland’s largest Building Preservation Trust, and of a University Research Advisory Board, Mr Campbell regularly delivers seminars on planning law and Arbitration to solicitors, local authorities, students and clients and has written a number of articles on Listed Buildings and Built and Natural Heritage issues.

Mr Campbell Q.C. is rated in the Chambers UK directory under Planning and Environment: Chambers UK 2015: "Lauded for his depth of experience across the sector, receiving particular recognition as a go-to for strategic advice on wind farm developments. He is also well regarded for his deft advocacy. He knows the market inside-out." and in Chambers 2016: "Widely acclaimed for his breadth of expertise in renewable energy projects and his strength in high-profile contentious matters. He is acknowledged for his strong representation of objectors and interested parties and also enjoys an impressive reputation for his work in residential development." He's very experienced, a good operator in court and he gets good work.""

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