Head of chambers
Mr Paul Brown QC, Mr Reuben Taylor QC
Landmark is ranked as the number one planning, property and environmental Chambers in the UK by the top legal directories. We are consistently regarded as one of the leading sets in our other main areas of work and have consistently won Real Estate Set of the Year and Planning/ Environmental Set of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards. Members have been involved in some of the most significant cases and inquiries in recent years, including Crossrail and HS2, the third runway for Heathrow, the Supreme Court hearing on the prorogation of Parliament, the Supreme Court property cases General Motors UK Ltd v The Manchester Ship Canal Co Ltd and Peel Water Services Ltd and Regency Villas Title Ltd and others v Diamond Resorts (Europe) Ltd, the Infected Blood and Child Abuse Inquiries and the infringement of LGBTQ+ rights case Jones v AG Trinidad & Tobago.
Landmark is the UK’s leading specialist Chambers in planning and infrastructure, environmental, property, public and international law.
During your four seats of pupillage, we will encourage you to work for a cross-section of members and we will arrange for our silks to act as your satellite supervisors on more complex cases. This will allow you to see a wide variety of work and take advantage of Landmark’s unique position as a leading specialist set, with significant overlap between its private and public law practices. In your second six months you will also be offered opportunities to appear in court of your own accord, usually in the County Court or First-Tier Tribunal.
We are committed to providing our pupils with high-quality and constructive training. To that end, you will receive regular feedback from your supervisors and, at the end of the first and third seats, you will be invited to participate in formal feedback sessions with the chair and secretaries of our Pupillage Committee. Finally, our pupils participate in and receive feedback in relation to, three written and one oral advocacy assessments during their pupillage year.
All applications for pupillage must be made through the Bar Council Gateway and further information may be found on our Chambers' website.
Landmark runs a comprehensive mini-pupillage programme from Chambers’ offices in London, taking up to 60 students per annum for a period of three to five days’ duration.
Landmark Chambers believes that it is important to ensure that students from all backgrounds are able to undertake their mini-pupillage at minimal expense to themselves and in doing so, improve social mobility at, and access to, the Bar. We therefore offer all mini-pupils a maximum reimbursement of £100 for reasonable travel and lunch expenses. Additionally, Landmark operates a discretionary accommodation funding scheme for students visiting from outside of London.
To find out more about pupillage, mini-pupillage, Landmark’s open evenings, property moot competition and judicial review moot competition, please visit www.landmarkchambers.co.uk/pupillage-recruitment.
Administrative & public law
The public law Bar spans the full range of administrative, public and constitutional law.
Traditional chancery includes trusts, probate, real property and tax, while commercial chancery covers a range of finance and business disputes.
Civil law encompasses a very broad range of legal issues, including those relating to contract, tort, probate and trusts.
Commercial dispute resolution
The commercial Bar covers a range of areas, including banking, sale of goods and shipping, insolvency, civil fraud, and insurance/reinsurance.
European Union and international
Employment barristers may appear before the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, international tribunals and domestic courts.
Immigration lawyers deal with all legal matters relating to immigration and nationality.
Landlord & tenant/housing
<p>Housing/landlord and tenant law encompasses all aspects of residential and commercial tenancies covering issues like disrepair, human rights and succession.</p>
Planning law regulates the way property owners use and develop their property in the interests of the wider community.
<p>Property law (now sometimes labelled as ‘real estate’) embraces a wide range of work, including ‘real property’ such as contracts for sale, covenants and land registration, trusts over land; and commercial and residential tenancies involving issues as diverse as disrepair, possession claims, succession and assignment. </p>