Development / Infrastructure
Landmark has a wealth of experience and expertise in the development and infrastructure sector, having been the top-ranked barristers’ chambers for Planning Law in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 for many years (click here for the Planning Law page on our main site). Our members have worked on some of the largest new projects within the UK, including Crossrail, High Speed 2, the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, Battersea Power Station, the Shard of Glass and the Heron Tower, to name but a few.
We provide advice and representation internationally in relation to large-scale infrastructure and other kinds of development in a range of legal contexts including the process of obtaining development consent or planning permission, compliance with environmental law, contracts and regulatory issues.
Recent examples of our international work in this sector include:
- Oriental Generation v Town Planning Board (CACV 127/2012, Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, 13 November 2014) – a challenge to the Ngau Tau Kok and Kowloon Bay Outline Zoning Plans, raising far-reaching issues about the constitutionality of the Hong Kong Town Planning Board’s procedures.
- Acting for the Attorney General of the Turks and Caicos Islands in connection with a judicial review challenge to amendments to the Islands’ Development Manual.
- Disputes in Hong Kong and Malaysia arising out of the state’s compulsory purchase of land in order to facilitate major development.
- A public inquiry into the proposed North-South Interconnector, a 400kV electricity line connecting the electricity grids of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
- Proceedings before the UNECE Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee relating to allegations of non-compliance by States Parties in relation to consents granted for large scale railway and for Europe’s largest opencast coal mine.