Simon Bird QC A member of both the Planning and Environmental Bar Association and the National Infrastructure Planning Association. He has an impressive track record of appearing on behalf of ports, airports, house builders and central and local government agencies at major inquiries. Strengths: "Gives top-class advice, is really good with clients and impresses with his knowledge of the law and the legislation." "He's impressive in both attack and restraint mode."Recent work: Acted for South Norfolk District Council in its opposition to a local rugby club's proposals for new facilities to be funded by a large residential development in the local Strategic Gap.