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Name: Justine Thornton QC
Firm Name: 39 Essex Chambers
Country: UK - England
Expertise: Environmental Law

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7832 1190
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7353 3978
Email: justine.thornton@39essex.com

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Professional Biography:

Justine Thornton is our exclusively recommended Environmental Law expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Justine directly using the contact details listed above.

Justine Thornton QC specialises in environmental, planning and energy law. She is widely regarded as a leader in her field. She has been instructed on the biggest transport and energy infrastructure projects in the UK, including Hinkley Point C, Crossrail and HS2.

She was Counsel in one of the longest environmental trials in the United Kingdom over environmental damage in Colombia. She acted in the largest environmental settlement to date in the United Kingdom, arising out of an oil spill in Nigeria.

Justine stands out for her experience of representing all sides in controversial high profile projects. Clients include: Department for Energy and Climate Change; EDF; Southern Water; Department for Transport; Greenpeace; Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, United Utilities, the Environment Agency and local residents concerned to protect the environment.

Justine sits as a Deputy High Court Judge. She is a Visiting Professor of Law at University College London and draws on her academic experience to deploy novel legal arguments in Court.

Chambers Overview:

39 Essex Chambers is a leading set based in London, Manchester, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Our members offer a depth of expertise in a range of specialist sectors and practice areas.

We can draw together teams of barristers who range from experienced silks to the more recently qualified barristers, to offer a comprehensive and cost-effective service, combining strong analytical, advisory and advocacy skills with pragmatism and approachability.