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Richard Honey QC

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Practice Areas

Administrative and public law; environmental law; planning law; local government law; agriculture and rural affairs.

Richard Honey practises in public and environmental law, with particular specialisms in judicial review and High Court challenges, infrastructure projects, compulsory purchase, compensation and land valuation, and village greens. Frequently appears in Court of Appeal, Planning Court and Lands Tribunal. Recent work includes DCOs, TWAOs, CPOs, HS2, flood defences, railways, airports, highways, ports and energy developments. Environmental work includes climate change, emissions trading, environmental assessment, contaminated land, protected habitats and species, civil liability for pollution and environmental crime. Acts as party representative in mediation and sits as an inspector in village green inquiries.


Called to the Bar at Inner Temple (2003) and Northern Ireland (2013). Attorney General’s A Panel of junior counsel to the Crown. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Associate tenant, KBW Chambers, Leeds. Member of the Bar Library, Belfast.

Professional Memberships

Planning and Environment Bar Association, Administrative Law Bar Association, Northern Ireland Planning Bar Association, UK Environmental Law Association, Environmental and Planning Law Association of Northern Ireland, Compulsory Purchase Association, National Infrastructure Planning Association.


Editor: The Law of Compulsory Purchase; Compulsory Purchase & Compensation Service; Gadsden on Commons & Greens. Contributor: Burnett-Hall on Environmental Law; National Infrastructure Planning Handbook; Law of Regulatory Sanctions and Enforcement.