Acland Bryant joins Garden Court Chambers as new tenant

Thursday 4 April 2024

We are delighted to announce that Acland Bryant has joined Garden Court Chambers as a new tenant.

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Acland is developing a broad administrative and public law practice, specialising in cases that involve issues of environmental and climate justice. Acland has experience in representing a broad range of professional and lay clients and is known for his thorough preparation, strategic thinking, client care and articulacy. His time as an in-house lawyer at Friends of the Earth provided him with a strong grounding in judicial reviews that raise issues of planning law, environmental law & climate justice, and human rights.  

In planning law, Acland has particular expertise in environmental and climate impacts of planning applications. Acland has worked with and/or for international environmental NGOs, charities, activists, campaigners, political figures, protestors, and individuals (including children) who have been or are at risk of being impacted by environmental degradation and climate change. His international practice focuses on public international law and international environmental law. He is interested complex public international law issues, such as the law of state responsibility.

Acland has an interest in children’s rights in the context of climate change and climate security. He frequently receives instructions in public law and private law children matters, and has gained experience in representing local authorities, parents, guardians and interveners. Acland has successfully represented applicants and respondents at all stages of Family Law Act proceedings. 

Acland is a doctoral candidate at the University of East Anglia and a member of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Acland’s thesis looks at climate change litigation in common-law jurisdictions and has assisted his development of a deep knowledgebase of litigation in this practice area. Alongside this, Acland is an Associate Tutor at the University of East Anglia. 

Since beginning his legal studies, Acland has assisted clients through several pro bono initiatives and continues to represent clients on a pro bono basis. Acland worked as a paralegal in the General Counsel & Risk department at Addleshaw Goddard LLP in their London office, where he gained experience in all practice areas.

Before studying law, Acland was a member of the Great Britain Fencing Team and World Class Performance Program funded by UK Sport. He has competed at World Cups, Commonwealth Games, European Championships and other international competitions.

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