Biography

Richard Honey, Francis Taylor Building Richard Honey QC has particular specialisms in infrastructure projects, compulsory purchase and compensation. He is called to the Bars of England and Wales and Northern Ireland. He is ranked as a leading barrister in four separate fields in both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500: local government; environment; planning; and agriculture and rural affairs. Richard has extensive experience of compulsory purchase, including defending and challenging compulsory purchase instruments in the High Court, and advising and representing numerous CPO promoters, objectors and development partners. In recent years, Richard has successfully promoted housing, highways, planning, flood defence and utilities CPOs. Richard has very considerable experience of disputes relating to land valuation and compulsory purchase compensation. Richard’s work as sole barrister representing acquiring authorities has included matters where up to £70 million was in dispute. He has also represented claimants in compensation cases, including businesses, developers, investors and landowners. He is a past Chairman of the Compulsory Purchase Association.