UCL Faculty of Laws


Ned Westaway

Honorary Associate Professor


Ned Westaway is a barrister practising in environmental, planning and public law at Francis Taylor Building in London. 

He regularly appears in the senior courts and at public inquiries in planning, environmental and highways matters, as well as other related areas of public law.  Ned is consistently rated as a leading junior by the legal directories and was named Planning and Environment Junior of the Year by Chambers and Partners in 2022.  He is a trustee and current Chair of the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA).

Recently, Ned has been particularly involved in the law around climate change.  He has provided advice to a number of non-governmental organisations and acted for Government in recent claims relating to climate change and human rights (R (Plan B Earth) v Prime Minister [2021] EWHC 3469 (Admin)) and the lawfulness of the Net Zero Strategy (R (Friends of the Earth Ltd) v SSBEIS [2022] EWHC 1841 (Admin)).

Ned has published a number of articles and chapters on planning and environmental law and is a regular contributor to ENDS for expert legal comment.  Ned is co-author of Highway Law (6th ed. Sweet & Maxwell, 2022).