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James Maurici

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 5 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021

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Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)

Band 2

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James Maurici QC
Often seen in complex judicial reviews in the planning, environment and regulatory spheres. He is experienced in local government, EU and human rights law. He advises public bodies and private clients in non-contentious public law matters, and also has experience advocating before domestic and European courts. 
Strengths: "One of best public lawyers in the country - he is phenomenally knowledgeable on the law and very sensible."
Recent work: Defended five judicial reviews brought against the Airports National Policy Statement under the Planning Act 2008, supporting the expansion of Heathrow.
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Civil Liberties & Human Rights - London (Bar)

Band 3

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James Maurici QC
A highly experienced civil liberties and human rights silk who is regularly called on to appear in ground-breaking, high-profile cases. His very busy practice sees him regularly appearing before domestic, European and international courts.
Strengths: "A longstanding name in the field."
Recent work: Appeared for the claimant in Natural England v Warren Appeal, the second time that the Upper Tribunal has considered a stop notice served under Schedule 3 of the Environmental Civil Sanctions (England) Order 2010. Issues were also raised in relation to Article 1, Protocol 1.
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Environment - London (Bar)

Band 1

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James Maurici QC
A leading figure for matters involving climate change, fracking and marine environmental issues. He also advises clients on air quality, habitat and species protection, contaminated land and common law nuisance complaints.
Strengths: "He works unbelievably hard and is a real details person, not a hands-off silk." "He is utterly brilliant for complex judicial reviews."
Recent work: Lead counsel for the Secretary of State defending judicial reviews brought against the Airports National Policy Statement under the Planning Act 2008 supporting an additional runway at Heathrow Airport.
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Local Government - London (Bar)

Band 2

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James Maurici QC
Experienced public law silk with a fine track record of advising public authorities on complex matters arising within the context of housing and education. He is regularly instructed in high-stakes local government disputes and has a solid understanding of EU law, human rights and funding issues.
Strengths: "James is very down to earth and his negotiating skills are incredibly valuable when dealing with difficult objectors. He puts inexperienced witnesses at ease with his essential and pragmatic guidance." "He is good at identifying the best points in a case and is able to explain complex areas of law in a straightforward and practical way."
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Planning - London (Bar)

Band 1

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James Maurici QC
A respected advocate well equipped to act in a broad range of planning cases for property owners and public entities. The long list of areas in which he is experienced includes advising on environmental matters and state aid issues related to planning or compulsory purchase. His recent planning inquiry experience features a particular focus on large housing schemes.
Strengths: "He is a very good cross-examiner whose knowledge of the law and style of presentation are unsurpassed." "James is incredibly thorough and smart enough that he can think on his feet."
Recent work: Continued to act for the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew in a planning appeal relating to the Chiswick Curve and its impact upon Kew's World Heritage Site.
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