1 Crown Office Row

Environment Department

London (Bar)
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1 Crown Office Row is a well-regarded set which draws instructions from such clients as utilities companies, environmental groups, individuals and local authorities. Members act in a variety of environmental nuisance claims, water issues and waste disputes, and are well equipped to handle both civil and criminal proceedings.

Client service: Matthew Phipps is the senior clerk.

David Hart QC
A leading environmental specialist, he advises across a range of areas including contaminated land, nuisance, waste and water. He handles both civil and criminal cases.
Strengths: "He is quick-witted and gets straight to the point." "Excellent technically, very bright, very user-friendly and the clarity of his thought is breathtaking."
Recent work: Acted for Network Rail in an appeal concerning a claim for nuisance by property owners because of the presence of Japanese knotweed on adjoining land owned by Network Rail.