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UK Bar Guide
Individual Profile

Richard Honey

Francis Taylor Building - London

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

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Practice Areas

Richard Honey practises in public and environmental law, with particular specialisms in judicial review and High Court challenges, infrastructure projects, compulsory purchase, compensation and land valuation, and village greens. Recent work includes DCOs, Boston Barrier TWAO, HS2, railways, airport expansions, highways, ports and energy developments. Environmental work includes contaminated land, protected habitats and species, civil liability for pollution and environmental crime. Acts as party representative in mediation and sits as an inspector in village green inquiries. Recent cases include Suffolk Coastal DC [2017] UKSC 37.

Professional Memberships

Planning and Environment Bar Association, Administrative Law Bar Association, Bar European Group, UK Environmental Law Association, Environmental and Planning Law Association of Northern Ireland, Compulsory Purchase Association, National Infrastructure Planning Association.


Called to the Bar at Inner Temple (2003) and Northern Ireland (2013). Attorney General’s A Panel of junior counsel to the Crown. Visiting lecturer, King’s College London. Chartered Surveyor. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Associate tenant, KBW Chambers, Leeds.


Editor: Gadsden on Commons & Greens; Compulsory Purchase & Compensation Service. Contributor: Burnett-Hall on Environmental Law; National Infrastructure Planning Handbook; Law of Regulatory Sanctions and Enforcement.