Four planning barristers to become QCs

Four planning barristers, including Cornerstone Barristers' Paul Shadarevian and Tom Cosgrove, are among 113 new appointments as Queen's Counsel, announced today.

Tom Cosgrove
Tom Cosgrove

According to Cornerstone, Shadarevian has extensive expertise across all areas of planning law, including residential, infrastructure and other public projects.

Cosgrove’s planning and public law practice sees him represent a broad range of clients and planning inquiries and in judicial review and statutory challenges, Cornerstone said.

Joining them in taking silk is Landmark Chambers’ Matthew Reed and 39 Essex Chambers’ Andrew Tabachnik.

In total, 254 barristers and solicitor-advocates applied for silk, with the success rate at 44.5 per cent.

The appointments are made by Her Majesty the Queen on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, Elizabeth Truss, following consideration by the independent Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel.

The newest silks will formally become QCs at a ceremony on 13 February 2017.

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