We are delighted to announce that Estelle Dehon has been shortlisted for Junior of the Year for Planning and Environment at this year's Chambers Bar Awards.
Estelle is recognised in Chambers and Partners as a "first-rate" advocate who has "a wonderful manner with clients". She is a member of the Attorney General's B Panel and of the Equality and Human Rights Commission's B Panel of counsel.
Estelle has significant experience in planning and environmental matters. In the field of environmental law, she acted for Friends of the Earth at the six week inquiry concerning permission for two fracking sites in Lancashire and has represented the Environment Agency in appeals concerning Nitrate Vulnerable Zones.
She acted for the well-known campaigner Mr Frackman in his Supreme Court challenge to the grant of permission for fracking at one site in Lancashire. She also acted in the Court of Appeal challenge to the lack of emergency planning at the UK's first site for fracking horizontal wells and in the High Court defending the Secretary of State's refusal of an open cast coal mine in Druridge Bay.
In early 2019, she appeared at an inquiry considering permission for "matrix acidification" of shale gas in Ellesmere Port. Estelle also regularly advises and appears on behalf of local authorities in matters involving the EIA Directive and the Habitats Directive and has particular expertise in public inquiries concerning the wind turbines and solar farms.