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UK Bar Guide
Individual Profile

Meyric Lewis

Francis Taylor Building - London

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

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Practice Areas

Meyric specialises in all aspects of planning (including environmental assessment) and compulsory purchase both at inquiries and in the courts, up to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Clients range from substantial developers to public authorities and individual developers or objectors. He is frequently reported in the specialist law reports in notable cases. His court practice ranges from judicial and statutory review in the higher courts to prosecutions and other regulatory proceedings in the Crown Court and Magistrates' Court. He has particular experience in proceedings relating to planning enforcement, statutory nuisance and land contamination. Other specialisms include: residential, commercial and retail development, local development frameworks, licensed premises, listed buildings and conservation areas, highways, major infrastructure projects, compulsory purchase and compensation, trees, enforcement notices and injunctions.

Professional Memberships

Administrative Law Bar Association; Compulsory Purchase Association (Chair); Planning and Environmental Law Association.


Called to Bar 1986. B Panel Counsel for the Secretary of State 1995-2001 defending planning decisions in the High Court.


Many articles including Expediency in Enforcement [2003] JPL 1106 and The New Procedures for Planning Challenges in the High Court [2008] JPL 1720.