Cornerstone Barristers announces three new silks

01 Jan 2018

Commercial and Regulatory, Housing, Planning and Environment, Property, Public Law and Judicial Review

Cornerstone Barristers is proud to announce that Paul Shadarevian, Matt Hutchings and Tom Cosgrove are to be appointed Queen’s Counsel.

Paul Shadarevian has extensive expertise across all areas of planning law, including residential, infrastructure and other public projects; compulsory purchase and compensation; local development frameworks and documents; employment and commercial; and major redevelopment and regeneration schemes.

Matt Hutchings has a broad practice which covers property, administrative and public law and commercial and regulatory litigation. He regularly appears before the High Court in substantial trials as well as judicial reviews, acting for or against Government as well as in disputes between private individuals and organisations.

Tom Cosgrove is a specialist in the field of planning, administrative and public law. His planning and public law practice sees him represent a broad range of clients at substantial planning inquiries and in judicial review and statutory challenges in the Higher Courts of England and Wales.

Philip Kolvin QC, Head of Chambers at Cornerstone Barristers, comments:

“We are very pleased to congratulate Paul, Matt and Tom on their well-deserved appointments as Queen’s Counsel. Their appointments are further evidence of the wealth of talent and experience within Cornerstone Barristers and increases the number of silks in Chambers to 15, a record for our organisation.”

Paul, Matt and Tom will be officially appointed at a formal ceremony at Westminster on 13th February 2017.

For further enquiries please contact Ben Connor, Senior Clerk at Cornerstone Barristers, on 020 7242 4986 or email