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Emyr Thomas


Emyr is Roll A parliamentary agent and so is one of a small number of lawyers entitled to promote and oppose private legislation in Parliament.  He is also experienced in promoting and opposing primary and secondary legislation for public authorities and commercial clients, and conducts seminars on parliamentary law.

Emyr carries out a wide range of planning work and advises on section 106 agreements and planning enforcement. He also advised on major infrastructure projects (including Thames Tideway Tunnel, HS2 and Able Marine) and general public law work. He has also written in the Journal of Planning Law.

Emyr also specialises in electoral law, advising election officers on the process in the run up to elections and about post-election difficulties and the discrete judicial processes.

Emyr was recommended in the 2013 edition of the Legal 500 in both electoral and parliamentary categories. Also, in 2014, he was recommended in local government.





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Recent work

  • acting for a district council and successfully quashed planning permission for a wind farm, which would have affected the setting of a number of designated heritage assets;
  • recently assisting in the promotion of a number of private bills for local authorities and been advising a number of potential petitioners in relation to the HS2 hybrid bill;
  • acting for the returning officer in an election petition which challenged the election of the mayor of Tower Hamlets in 2014.


What others say

Emyr Thomas has “a broad parliamentary agency and election law practice, covering a range of legislative matters.”
Chambers and Partners UK 2017.

Emyr Thomas’ “technical ability in this area is invaluable and he is able to interpret legislation for all concerned." 
Chambers and Partners UK 2017.

"He is friendly and personable, has lots of knowledge and always responds in a timely manner." 
Chambers and Partners 2016.

Lewis and Emyr Thomas win praise for their "expert knowledge and experience on Parliamentary matters".
Legal 500 2016.

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