Daisy Noble

Barrister, Francis Taylor Building

Daisy joined Francis Taylor Building in October 2018 after obtaining a First Class law degree from Cambridge, and a Masters’ degree from Oxford.  She has been ranked as one of the top-rated planning barristers under 35 for the last two years (Planning Magazine 2021 and 2022), gaining particular recognition for her work in major infrastructure planning and compulsory purchase and compensation.

Daisy has worked for a number of clients in relation to infrastructure projects and CPOs. Daisy was instructed by EDF to advise in relation to the DCO application for the proposed nuclear power station at Sizewell C.  In 2021, Daisy was instructed by Bristol Airport Ltd as junior to Michael Humphries KC in respect of the ten week planning inquiry and related CPO inquiry into the expansion of the airport to 12 million passengers a year.  Since 2019, Daisy has been advising the Environment Agency in relation to the CPO for the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme.  Daisy is currently advising Electricity North West in respect of various applications for necessary wayleaves. 

Daisy has appeared in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) in respect of CPO compensation matters.  Recent cases include the following:

Acting as junior counsel to James Pereira QC for Northumberland County Council in respect of a CAAD appeal in the Upper Tribunal and on appeal to the Court of Appeal in Leech Homes v Northumberland County Council [2020] UKUT 150 (LC).
Acting for the acquiring authority in respect of the Upper Tribunal decision in Golf Café Bars v West Yorkshire Combined Authority [2021] UKUT 16 (LC).
Acting as junior counsel to Rebecca Clutten for Network Rail in respect of the Tribunal case of Welcocks Skips Ltd v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd [2019] UKUT 162 (LC).

Daisy is a member of the CPA Future Committee and a member of the NIPA Early Years Practitioners Steering Committee.