Blackstone Chambers

Environment Department

London (Bar)
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Blackstone Chambers fields a number of experienced environmental practitioners who regularly resist challenges to policies ranging from badger culling to the regulation of green energy on behalf of government departments. The set also acts for NGOs, individuals and energy companies. Members are frequently called on to assist with matters of European law.

Client service: "The set has very good clerks who are available out of hours." Senior clerk Gary Oliver leads the "proactive" clerking team.

Emma Dixon
Offers broad environmental expertise, and acts in a mixture of contaminated land, water, fishing and air pollution cases. She has undertaken advocacy in the Supreme Court, the ECJ and other settings.
Strengths: "A real specialist who knows her way around EU environmental law very thoroughly."