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Henderson Chambers

Environment

3 ranked barristersBand 2London (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table
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Henderson Chambers has notable abilities in environmental litigation, with particular expertise in group actions and international matters. Environmental issues dealt with by members include pollution, emissions and nuisance claims. Barristers at the set act for a range of clients including the Environment Agency and well-known international corporates. Barristers at Henderson Chambers have been involved in the significant Volkswagen emissions group litigation and Lungowe v Vedanta, a large pollution claim resulting from mining operations in Zambia.

Client service:

"The clerks bend over backwards. They never see a problem; they always look to have solutions and give you options." Daniel Kemp is the senior practice manager.

Strengths:

Charles Gibson QC
An effective silk for large mass tort and group action claims who has appeared in many large and demanding cases defending corporations against claims of environmental damage. He has worked on significant disputes both domestically and internationally, including a number of disputes arising from energy exploration activities in Africa.
"He is a go-to person for environmental group litigations." "He gives excellent practical and strategic advice."
Recent work: Acted for BHP Billiton to defend a group action arising from a dam collapse in Brazil.

Strengths:

Geraint Webb QC
A highly experienced silk who has defended clients in leading environmental mass tort cases, including claims relating to environmental damage caused by mining and oil operations. Many of his instructions are international in origin.
"A nimble litigator with a good knowledge of environmental impact cases."
Recent work: Continued to act for the defendant in Lungowe and Others v Vedanta, an environmental impact group action arising out of mining operations in Zambia.

Strengths:

Toby Riley-Smith QC
Specialises in the civil and criminal elements of cases relating to environmental disasters. He is an expert on nuisance and pollution claims linked to flooding and waste operations.
"He has a peerless mind and an incredible way of calming and reassuring clients."
Recent work: Acted for an individual who brought a private prosecution against a landowner, alleging that the defendant's commercial shoots amounted to statutory noise nuisance.

Environment

Henderson Chambers

firm
Location

2 Harcourt Buildings (Ground Floor)

Temple

London

Greater London

UK

EC4Y 9DB

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Environment


Charles Gibson QC
Band 1
Geraint Webb QC
Band 3
Toby Riley-Smith QC
Band 3