Thea Osmund-Smith

Thea qualified as a Barrister in 2010 and specializes in Planning and Environmental law. Thea is consistently rated by Planning Magazine as one of the top planning barristers under 35 years old and was voted No.3 in 2019.

Chambers and Partners 2019 comments that Thea is:

“Really good with clients, really good on her feet and exceptional with detail. Her work ethic is brilliant.” “Incredibly thorough, incredibly focused and also a very engaging person. A great advocate.”

Thea has a busy planning appeals practice working mainly on behalf of Appellants, and is regularly instructed to appear in High Court matters on behalf of Claimants and Defendants. In 2018, Thea was appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Counsel (London).

Thea is a Committee Member for the West Midlands branch of Women in Planning, and passionately advocates the role of women across the planning sector. In her spare time, Thea loves to be outdoors, walking, climbing or cycling, and playing netball with her teenage daughter.