Estelle Dehon KC and Nina Pindham appear in the ENDS Report Power List 2024

29 May 2024

Cornerstone Climate, Public Law and Judicial Review, Planning and Environment

Cornerstone Barristers is proud to announce that Estelle Dehon KC and Nina Pindham have been included in the prestigious ENDS Report Power List 2024 of the 100 UK environmental professionals who have made the greatest impact in the past two years.

This recognition highlights their exceptional contributions and influence in the environmental sector at both national and local levels.

Now in its third year, the Power List celebrates the profession’s most impactful individuals, featuring successful nominees from government departments and regulators, NGOs, environmental consultancies and law firms, academia, and more.

This year’s recognition marks the third consecutive year that Estelle Dehon KC has made the list emphasising her exceptional track record in influencing national and local environmental policy. Over the past year Estelle has appeared at the Supreme Court in Finch v Surrey Country Council concerning downstream emissions of fossil fuel projects, and in the High Court challenging several projects including new offshore oil and gas licensing in the North Sea, a controversial coalmine in Cumbria, and a gas drilling project in Surrey as well as appearing at examinations into the expansion of Gatwick and City Airports. In December, Estelle gave evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee on Energy Security and Net Zero as part of its investigation at how the planning system could be reformed to support the delivery of renewable energy generation.

Environmental barrister Nina Pindham appears on the Power List for a second time. Most recently, Nina appeared at the High Court successfully arguing that the UK’s Carbon Budget Delivery Plan is unlawful, requiring the Secretary of State to produce a new plan within 12 months. Nina also acted in the Finch Supreme Court case and appeared for DEFRA in the High Court case examining the Humber River Basic Management Plan. In addition to her court work, Nina has been a leading advocate in building the legal sector’s response to the climate crisis, being part of the team submitting an amicus brief highlighting the responsibilities of countries under international law to address climate change to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

We congratulate Estelle and Nina for both making the Power List.

View the full list here.