Harry Spur

Year of Call: 2001

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Very commercial, thorough and approachable.”

Legal 500,  2022

Harry is a specialist environmental and planning lawyer and an experienced commercial mediator.

Known for his expertise in environmental, planning and other aspects of regulatory law concerning land (such as highways, water, towns and village greens and statutory nuisance) Harry acts as advocate, and in an advisory role, for landowners, developers, other private parties, councils, regulators and other public bodies. He has practised previously from leading specialist London chambers Francis Taylor Building and has appeared in a substantial number of high-profile, high-value cases.

Harry is also an experienced commercial mediator, with a practice encompassing a wide range of commercial disputes and other conflict types.  His clients include high-profile corporates, SMEs, public bodies, community groups, shareholders, professionals and private individuals.  Peers and clients have described him as “a highly skilled mediator” who is “at the top of his profession”.

Harry has also been a successful entrepreneur and has founded and run businesses in the renewable energy sector (building an onshore wind portfolio, later sold to a foreign utility) and the drinks industry.

Harry is the author of a substantial number of articles on his specialist areas, and regularly speaks at seminars and webinars.

Professional memberships:

  • Planning and Environmental Bar Association (PEBA)
  • UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA)
  • Civil Mediation Council (CMC)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

Qualifications & awards:

  • Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
  • Inns of Court School of Law
  • Exeter University