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Francis Taylor Building

Hugh Flanagan

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021

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UK Bar
Rating & Valuation - All Circuits

Band 2

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Hugh Flanagan
Highly experienced in rating and valuation work, with additional expertise in planning and compulsory purchase law. He has appeared before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court, in heavyweight business rates cases.
Strengths: "He's an effective advocate in the Upper Tribunal." "He's a clear thinker who pays good attention to detail."
Recent work: Instructed by the Valuation Officer in an appeal before the Upper Tribunal concerning the rateable value of Cemex's Lincolnshire cement plant and quarry.
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Planning - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Hugh Flanagan
A barrister dedicated to planning and compulsory purchase cases. He is a member of the Attorney General's B Panel of Counsel, and acts for local authorities and developers. Highways, aviation, enforcement and residential planning work are among his areas of strength. Large infrastructure-related work forms an additional mainstay of his practice.
Strengths: "He commands authority, has sound judgement and always has the ear of the planning inspectors." "He has impressive technical skills, his strategic advice is excellent and his advocacy is measured, clear and persuasive."
Recent work: Promoted Cherwell District Council's local plan, which proposes the release of Green Belt land for housing.
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