Christopher Katkowski QC

Chris Katkowski QC specialises in planning work in the main either preparing for and appearing at planning inquiries or acting in judicial reviews of planning decisions, which are currently ever-increasing in number. The majority of his clients are from the private and corporate sectors together with a number of local planning authorities. Prior to taking silk Chris was a member of what is now the “A” Panel of Treasury Counsel as a result of which he has appeared in many court cases and continues to do so. He completed his term of office as Head of Chambers in May 2009. Chris is consistently recognised in UK legal directories and in Planning magazine’s annual survey of planning lawyers as one of the foremost leaders in planning and environment work in the country. Chambers UK Bar Guide 2019 ranks Chris as a “Star Individual” in Planning and describes Chris as: “Universally regarded as a leading silk, Christopher Katkowski QC is a planning specialist with a remarkable track record of success at inquiry or in judicial review. Clients and peers, who speak warmly and at length of his creativity, sound judgement and concise advice, assert that he remains a leader at the Bar for complex planning cases. He is a brilliant QC – very personable, easy to work with and someone with great insight. He combines a huge intellectual capacity to grasp large, complex projects with the ability to convey his advice with great clarity and ease. He is a thoroughly nice man, fun and good to deal with too.” The Legal 500 UK Bar Guide 2018 ranks Chris in the top tier of planning silks and says of him that he is: “Super-responsive.”