We are very grateful to our 2021 Annual Conference sponsors. 

Find out more about them below. First we introduce our four PLATINUM sponsors.

Francis Taylor Building

FTB is a barristers’ chambers with a leading reputation for planning and environmental law and is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners for environment law. The strength of FTB is that we combine a strong knowledge of the public law aspects of environmental law (planning and permitting) with experience of criminal and regulatory law, nuisance and statutory nuisance, prescriptive rights, highways and waterways and a wealth of specialist expertise in other niche areas.  That makes FTB an ideal port of call for multifaceted and complex environmental issues. For further information about FTB, please contact Paul Coveney, Senior Clerk. Visit their website.

Landmark Chambers

Landmark Chambers is consistently recognised as one of the top sets for environmental law and is ranked in the top tier by both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500. Our barristers regularly act for government, regulators, industry, corporate clients and private individuals and groups on wide-ranging issue relating to air quality, access to environmental justice (including Aarhus Convention proceedings), waste, contaminated land, pollution, climate change, emissions trading, environmental permitting and regulation (including the marine environment), environmental assessment, energy (including renewables), environmental information, utilities, habitats and species protection, nuisance and issues relating to access to the countryside, commons and village greens. Visit their website.


RSK is a fully integrated, environmental, health, safety (EHS) and engineering services company employing more than 5,500 staff worldwide. RSK supports the legal and professional services sector across a range of contentious and non-contentious EHS / engineering issues with services ranging from expert witness support to planning and due diligence assignments. Our global experience and local network of over 150 offices across 37 countries ensures we have great coverage to support you domestically and on multi-jurisdictional matters. Many of the world’s best-known names rely on the expertise and commitment of our professionals, you too can rely on us. Further information about RSK can be found by visiting their website.

39 Essex Chambers

39 Essex Chambers has a strong planning, environment and property group, comprising leading practitioners in the field as well as being ranked a top set for Environment by Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500. Chambers has been involved in a number of leading cases in recent years, including on climate change; contaminated land; SEA, EIA; energy; nuclear energy; flooding; waste, nuisance, landfill and waste projects; and water and utilities. Described by The Legal 500 UK Bar Guide 2021 as 'completely dominant in this area of work' and 'consistently brilliant and probably has more strength and depth in the environmental field than any of its competitors' Visit the website


Next meet our conference PLATFORM sponsor.

Ramboll is the designer and host of our exclusive platform giving you a fantastic way to access all the conference content, easily and clearly. 


Ramboll employs 16,500 people globally and has especially strong representation in the Nordics, UK, North America, Continental Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. We are present in 35 countries and combine local experience with a global knowledge-base, constantly striving to achieve inspiring and exacting solutions that make a genuine difference to our clients, end-users, and society at large. Ramboll works across the following markets: Buildings, Transport, Water, Environment & Health, Energy and Management Consulting. Visit their website.

We are delighted to introduce our GOLD sponsors.

Cornerstone Barristers: Cornerstone Barristers has some of the most highly regarded barristers in the planning and environment sector. Our barristers combine specialist expertise with exceptional market knowledge to deliver strategic legal solutions. With extensive knowledge of renewable energy, Environmental Impact Assessments and habitats, members regularly act for corporate clients, individuals, action groups and local councils. Visit their website


Howden M&A: Howden M&A is a specialist M&A insurance adviser. Our multi-disciplinary team with backgrounds in law, environmental engineering, tax advisory and consultancy, operate throughout Europe and Asia. Together, we advise clients and their advisors on W&I, Environmental, Tax, Title and Contingent Risk insurance with each specialism headed up by industry experts. Visit their website.


Keating Chambers: Charles Banner QC joined Keating Chambers in July 2020, adding planning and environmental work to its market leading construction, procurement, PFI, energy and infrastructure practice. Their planning and environment practice serves the full range of sectors affected by the UK regulation of these fields, including residential, retail, commercial, industry, energy, transport, utilities, major urban development (including prime London). Visit their website.


Landmark Information is the UK’s leading provider of land and property search information for residential and commercial transactions. We supply a comprehensive suite of services including environmental and planning risk reports. Our personal approach in supporting clients to interpret risk and provide guidance and solutions where necessary to ensure compliance. Visit their website


No5 Chambers: No5 offers a national service with offices across the UK. Their clients include government bodies, regulators, water companies and private developers. Members have been instructed in leading strategic environmental law claims including the unassessed environmental impact of the NPPF, the scope and meaning of “public authority” within environmental law, and how climate change should feature in decisions to permit oil and gas development. Visit their website


 Six Pump Court: Six Pump Court is ranked as a Band 1 Set in the respected UK legal directories and in recent years has been the winner of several national awards. Barristers at Six Pump Court are regularly nominated for their work too and have been recognised individually with similar awards. Six Pump Court offers all clients a wealth of knowledge, experience and skill. Visit their website

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For general information on environmental issues, visit our sister site Law and Your environment