Estelle Dehon nominated as Women of Influence in planning by The Planner
Estelle is a public lawyer with a wide-ranging practice, focusing mainly on environment and planning law, with particular expertise in climate change matters, and data protection and access to information.
She argued, as appellant, two planning cases before the Court of Appeal in 2019, both of which are now leading cases: Squire v Shropshire Council  EWCA Civ 888, the leading case on environmental impacts of intensive farming; and Oyston Estates v Fylde BC  EWCA Civ 1152, which dealt with jurisdiction to challenge neighbourhood plans. Oyston is the subject of an application to the Supreme Court.
Other recent cases include Frackman v SSCLG  EWCA Civ 9, the leading case on the environmental impacts of fracking.