Themis Advocates

John D. Campbell QC

Year of Call: 1981

Year of Silk: 1998

John Campbell called to the Scottish Bar in 1981 and was admitted to Lincoln’s Inn in 1990. His primary practice areas are in Town and Country Planning, Energy and Land and Rural Law. He works all over the UK in Planning matters and also in ADR, particularly Arbitrations. He is consulted by regulatory authorities, councils, members of the public and developers. He is very approachable, and places great emphasis on the value of team work. A specialist in inquiry work, he has conducted many types of statutory and non-statutory inquiry, and has appeared in related judicial reviews and appeals. He has acted as counsel in arbitrations, is qualified to sit as an arbitrator, and teaches and writes on planning and environmental law, and domestic and international arbitration law and practice. He is an ABTA Panel Arbitrator.

He was a Member of the Construction Panel of Experts for the Mersey Gateway Project, acting as a Dispute Review Board. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, and Chairman of the SHBT, Scotland’s largest Building Preservation Trust.

General Information

  • LL.B Edinburgh 1972
  • Assistant Director of Legal Aid, Hong Kong, 1978
  • Permanent and Juvenile Magistrate, Hong Kong 1980/1981
  • Advocate 1981
  • Barrister at Law Lincoln's Inn 1990
  • Silk 1998
  • "Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas, etc" (Green's Planning Encyclopaedia)