Richard specialises in planning, environment and public law, acting for developers, landowners, central and local government, individuals and interest groups.  He appears in the courts, inquiries, examinations and hearings, including frequently in the Planning Court and appellate courts.  Voted as one of the top ten Planning Silks in Planning magazine's 2014 and 2015 surveys, he has appeared in many of the leading cases of recent years.  Richard is a case editor of the Journal of Planning and Environment Law and the author of books including Planning Enforcement and Historic Environment Law.
 His public law work includes local government (especially constitution, standards and conduct matters), procurement and funding decisions.  He also deals regularly with art law, particularly controls over the removal of art from historic buildings and export control.
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