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Michael Humphries QC

Francis Taylor Building - London

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  • Francis Taylor Building
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • EC4Y 7BY

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Practice Areas

Michael Humphries specialises in all aspects of property development law, but is particularly well known for his infrastructure planning and compulsory purchase work, where he has acted in relation to some of the largest and most important projects in recent years. Michael is currently acting for the promoters of a large number of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects and his experience encompasses the energy, transport, water, wastewater, ports and airports sectors. Michael is the Treasurer of the National Infrastructure Planning Association and the General Editor of Bloomsbury’s National Infrastructure Planning Service. Michael is also a Senior Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University giving occasional lectures on national infrastructure planning. Michael is also a leading practitioner in compulsory purchase and compensation law and was a founder of the Compulsory Purchase Association, for which he has been recognised as an honorary member. Michael is the Senior Editor of Bloomsbury’s ‘Compulsory Purchase and Compensation Service’. In 2013 Michael was Chambers and Partners Environmental and Planning Silk of the Year.

Professional Memberships

National Infrastructure Planning Association - treasurer; Joint Planning Law Conference committee - member; Planning and Environment Bar Association - member; Compulsory Purchase Association – honorary member; Anglo-American Real Property Institute - past chair.


Called 1982 (Inner Temple); QC 2003.


General Editor – Bloomsbury’s National Infrastructure Service. Senior Editor – Bloomsbury’s ‘Compulsory Purchase and Compensation Service’.


Chiltern Edge School; University of Leicester (LLB); Inns of Court School of Law. Born 1959; resides London. Enjoys spending time with family in France – married with three children.