Emmaline Lambert and Johanna Boyd named as Women of Influence by RTPI’s The Planner

08 Mar 2024

Planning and Environment

We are delighted to announce that Emmaline Lambert and Johanna Boyd have been recognsied in this year’s Women of Influence list by The Planner.

The annual list from the Royal Town Planning Institute recognises women who have been influential in and around planning over the past 12 months, with a judging panel that includes distinguished planners from across the UK. Find the list here.

Called to the Bar in 2003, Emmaline Lambert specialises in planning, environmental, public law, and regulatory crime. She has considerable experience in all aspects of planning law and practice, acting for developers, local planning authorities and third parties and frequently against silks.

Recent instructions include acting for South Oxfordshire District Council in planning inquiries relating to housing development, Maidstone Borough Council in a planning inquiry in relation to a logistics warehouse, a five week inquiry on a called-in application for Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and she is currently advocating for critical highways infrastructure at an inquiry in Oxfordshire.

Associate member of Chambers Johanna Boyd is a dual-qualified (non-practising) English barrister and Scottish solicitor who practised at Cornerstone for 10 years between 1999-2010 specialising in planning. She now leads Planning Aid Scotland, the charity and social enterprise that helps members of the public, community groups and business start-ups to navigate the planning system. She gave the keynote speech at Cornerstone Barristers Planning Day 2023.

Congratulations to both Emmaline and Johanna who are appropriately named women of influence in planning on International Women’s Day 2024.