Year of Call: 1986

Year of Silk: 2012

Inn: Middle Temple

Suzanne is someone who is very straightforward to work with, a good team player and a deep thinker about the cases.”

Chambers UK,  2018
Planning

Suzanne Ornsby QC is a highly proficient public, planning and environmental lawyer with wide experience of acting for utilities, multinationals, planning authorities, action groups and individuals. She is regularly involved in statutory challenges and judicial reviews as well as promoting or opposing major proposals relating to water and electricity supply, minerals and waste, together with commercial and residential schemes including those affecting the built heritage. She is consistently recognised as a leader in this specialist field of work in the Legal 500, Legal Experts and in Chambers UK in which she is described as  “An excellent advocate…who is able to marshal complex legal arguments in a palatable and convincing style, and achieves successful results”, possesses a “rigorous and meticulous style”, gives “great commercial advice and is a delight to work with” as well as being “a highly proficient inquiry advocate at the planning bar”.

Suzanne states:

Whilst nothing in this life is guaranteed and certainly not in planning litigation, my main objective is to ensure that I completely understand the client’s objectives so as to place that client in the best possible position to achieve those objectives through deployment of the most effective legal tools available, in the most cost effective way.”

Professional memberships:

  • Planning and Environment Bar Association
  • UKELA
  • Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Compulsory Purchase Association
  • Health and Safety Lawyers Association
  • Trained advocacy instructor for the Middle Temple