Barrister, No5 Barristers Chambers
Pindham is a specialist planning and environmental law practitioner. She has appeared in a number of leading strategic environmental law claims, including Friends of the Earth’s claims regarding the failure to carry out an assessment of the environmental impacts of the National Planning Policy Framework and whether the GHG emissions of an oil and gas mine are indirect effects of that development for the purposes of an environmental impact assessment (now before the Supreme Court). She was instructed in the successful challenge to the government’s net zero strategy and in a successful challenge before the United Nations regarding the UK government’s failure to comply with international environmental law, subsequent to which she was instructed by the UK government to appear before the United Nations (Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee). She advises developers, local authorities and major infrastructure providers on a range of planning and environmental matters, including residential development, hazardous substances consent, waste, EIA, SEA, agriculture, water, air quality, CPO, enforcement, and nature conservation issues. Pindham is ranked as a Tier 1 barrister in the Legal 500 and a leading junior in Chambers and Partners. She serves as vice-chair of the Board of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association and is a committee member of the Planning and Environmental Bar Association.