James Pereira KC specialises in planning, environmental, local government and administrative law, compulsory purchase and compensation. James is consistently ranked among the top silks in his field. He was nominated as Real Estate, Environment and Planning Silk of the Year by the Legal 500 Bar Awards for 2016, 2017 and 2019, and is regularly ranked in the top planning silks in Planning Magazine. He is a Visiting Professor of Law at King’s College, London. James has broad experience of compulsory purchase and compensation work, in particular in the context of urban regeneration and major infrastructure projects. He has a 100% success rate in promoting CPOs. He acts for both claimants and acquiring authorities in compensation claims. James has additional CPO experience from work on nationally significant infrastructure projects.