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39 Essex Chambers

Richard Harwood QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 3 departments

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Environment - London (Bar)

Band 2

Richard Harwood QC
Advises on nuisance and criminal regulatory matters in environmental law, and is an expert on Environmental Impact Assessments. He is also highly regarded for his work in planning law.
Strengths: "His written work is of a very high quality and he doesn't leave any stone unturned. He has a very technical mind."
Recent work: Instructed by Covanta to resist a judicial review of the grant of an environmental permit for the proposed Rookery energy from waste unit.
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Planning - London (Bar)

Band 2

Richard Harwood QC
Richard Harwood QC is a silk whose reputation and profile are fast on the rise. He acts for developers and landowners, as well as government authorities. He has also authored a number of standard texts on planning and environmental law. His practice takes in proposals ranging from energy and infrastructure to high-profile residential and commercial developments.
Strengths: "He is extremely knowledgeable and swift to provide assistance and advice." "Richard is an outstanding advocate and knows the planning system like the back of his hand." "He always gives excellent and clear advice."
Recent work: Acted for Historic England in a four-week inquiry leading to the Secretary of State refusing planning permission for the Chiswick Curve.
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Art and Cultural Property Law - London (Bar)

Band 2

Richard Harwood QC
Has expertise in various art law matters, particularly those concerning the removal of artwork from listed buildings. His practice also encompasses export and regulatory issues as related to art law.
Strengths: "Top of the class knowledge of the subject combined with good pragmatic advice means Richard is a go-to barrister in this field."
Recent work: Advised Historic England and, through it, the museum sector on the acceptance of records and finds from archaeological excavations in the UK. This set the standard approach through the museum sector on the ownership of archaeological deposits.
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