Cornerstone Barristers has significant experience in the development sector, from complex residential developments through to nationally significant commercial projects such as airports. Our team can advise on all aspects of a development, bringing together expertise in areas such as planning, property, environmental law, licensing and commercial law.
We advise on large scale, long term infrastructure projects in sectors such as transport, energy, waste management and social infrastructure. We act for private and public sector landlords as well as developers, commercial organisations, private individuals, residents and campaigning groups.
A core specialism of Cornerstone Barristers is acting for and against the public sector, and particularly local and national government. We act for more than 300 local authorities across England and Wales, as well as central government and other public sector bodies.
We provide expert legal advice and representation in relation to a wide range of leisure projects, from music festivals to large scale shopping and leisure developments. Our broad client base includes developers, bar and restaurant operators, gambling operators, hotels and health clubs.
We have extensive experience advising organisations involved in the health and social care sector. Our barristers have the breadth of experience and expertise necessary to meet these challenges, offering clients commercially-focused advice and representation on every aspect of their operations.
Each of the barristers in our finance group has built up a devoted client base, spanning businesses, financial organisations, local authorities and individuals. Members of the group cover all forms of financial regulation, money laundering, mis-selling of financial products and commercial fraud.
Renewable energy is a particular area of expertise, with team members regularly appearing in the High Court and at inquiries in relation to wind, solar energy and energy from waste projects.
Our barristers can also advise on issues such as financing and procurement, as well as broader regulatory issues such as health and safety.
What others say about us
"It is always delightful and a pleasure to work with the barristers. They recognise your needs and ensure that those needs are met"
Chambers and Partners 2019
"Their approach to collaborative working with solicitors is pioneering"
The Legal 500 2020
"Absolutely excellent. I always get a first-class service. I'm always confident they have the expertise in the field and the people I come across have always been very easy to deal with"
"They can get to the heart of the issue quickly and provide very clear advice"
"Good continuity in planning and local government work, combined with practical knowledge"
Chambers and Partners 2021
"They’re always approachable, from the QCs down to the juniors…they’re very friendly, just a really nice bunch"
"A friendly clerking service able to resolve issues very efficiently"
Chambers and Partners 2021
"The clerks are very accommodating and friendly. The service provided by the clerking team is consistently prompt"
Chambers and Partners 2020
"You are a great chambers filled with pleasant, experienced and expert barristers. The admin/clerks team are also always helpful and easy to liaise with"