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Michael Humphries

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Michael Humphries QC
Widely known as a leading name in infrastructure planning law. He has an excellent reputation for working on projects of all types, especially the often vast NSIPs. He is also heralded for his compulsory purchase work, and edits leading publications in both areas. He is a deeply experienced advocate across the entire space, advising and acting for utilities, objectors, landowners, developers and public entities.
Strengths: "He is incredibly knowledgeable and highly commercial, and his advice is always clear, client-focused and practical." "He's got a lot of gravitas and experience."
Recent work: Advised Horizon Nuclear Power on the preparation of a DCO application for its new Anglesey nuclear facility.
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Michael Humphries specialises in all aspects of property development law, but is particularly well known for his infrastructure planning and compulsory purchase work, where he has acted in relation to some of the largest and most important projects in recent years. Michael is currently acting for the promoters of a large number of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects and his experience encompasses the energy, transport, water, wastewater, ports and airports sectors. Michael is the Treasurer of the National Infrastructure Planning Association and the General Editor of Bloomsbury’s National Infrastructure Planning Service. Michael is also a Senior Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University giving occasional lectures on national infrastructure planning. Michael is also a leading practitioner in compulsory purchase and compensation law and was a founder of the Compulsory Purchase Association, for which he has been recognised as an honorary member. Michael is a former Senior Editor of Bloomsbury’s ‘Compulsory Purchase and Compensation Service’. In 2013 Michael was Chambers and Partners Environmental and Planning Silk of the Year.

Career

Called 1982 (Inner Temple); QC 2003.

Professional Memberships

National Infrastructure Planning Association - treasurer; Joint Planning Law Conference committee - member; Planning and Environment Bar Association - member; Compulsory Purchase Association – honorary member; Anglo-American Real Property Institute - past chair.

Publications

General Editor – Bloomsbury’s National Infrastructure Service. Former Senior Editor – Bloomsbury’s ‘Compulsory Purchase and Compensation Service’.

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