James Pereira QC

James Pereira QC was called to the bar in 1996 and took silk in 2014. Practising from Francis Taylor Buildings in London, James specialises in planning, environmental, local government and administrative law, compulsory purchase and compensation.

James was nominated as Real Estate, Environment and Planning Silk of the Year by the Legal 500 Bar Awards for 2016, 2017 and 2019, and regularly ranked in the top planning silks in Planning Magazine review of the UK planning bar. He is the co-author of leading text books in compulsory purchase, compensation, infrastructure planning and environmental law, and is a Visiting Professor of Law at King’s College, London.

In 2018 he founded The Libra Partnership (https://www.thelibrapartnership.com), a coaching practice for lawyers, law firms and other professionals, providing individual and organisational coaching and skills training. James is also a certified coach with the International Coaching Federation, has trained in systemic coaching for businesses and individuals, family therapy and Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).

June 08, 2022

Brief 15: James Pereira QC on Advocacy and Body Language

James Pereira QC shares his technique for using body language in court and reveals how he uses these natural reactions to great effect.

February 23, 2022

18. James Pereira QC: Communication in the Courtroom

James Pereira QC takes host Bibi Badejo through his journey as a barrister, Queen's Counsel and a certified coach and discusses how the skills he has learned have made him a better advocate. James was called to the bar in 199...