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Francis Taylor Building

James Pereira

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021

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Environment - London (Bar)

Band 1

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James Pereira QC
Leading silk advising on environmental law in the context of a broad public law practice. His caseload incorporates a plethora of topics ranging from the disposal of hazardous waste to pollution from coal mining. He is noted for his work on statutory nuisance issues.
Strengths: "He has excellent people skills combined with first-class legal and tactical acumen." "He is a leader in terms of prosecutions."
Recent work: Acted for Canterbury City Council in its challenge to a planning decision on European environmental grounds concerning the habitats directive and considering the effect of the People Over Wind decision.
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Planning - London (Bar)

Band 3

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James Pereira QC
Sought-after silk practising in planning, environmental, public and administrative law. His excellent reputation as an advocate comes from his frequent appearances at inquiries and in the High Court. He also promotes and resists CPOs and related compensation matters.
Strengths: "He is really easy to work with and willing to get stuck in and roll up his sleeves." "He sees the big picture and he understands the importance of the overall impression of the case."
Recent work: Defended Canterbury City Council in a challenge to a planning decision on air quality grounds.
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