Richard Turney

Richard specialises in planning, environmental and public law. He has a broad High Court, public inquiry and advisory practice. He also regularly appears in tribunals and in the criminal courts. He is a member of the Attorney-General's 'C panel of counsel.

Richard's practice covers all areas of planning and environmental law. He regularly appears at planning inquiries, in the High Court in statutory challenges and judicial review proceedings, and in the criminal courts in planning and environmental cases and has a broad advisory practice. His work covers all types of development.

His infrastructure work has spanned airports, roads, railways, ports, water supply networks and power stations.

Richard regularly appears in the criminal courts, prosecuting and defending proceedings for breaches of enforcement notices, water pollution and other environmental offences in the magistrates' and Crown Courts. His work in the criminal courts often involves proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Practice areas


  • United Kingdom Environmental Law Association
  • Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Planning and Environment Bar Association


  • LL.M. in Public Law (with distinction): University College London
  • BA in Law (2004) and MA (2008): Jesus College, University of Cambridge

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