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FTB is a barristers’ chambers with a leading reputation for planning, environment, licensing, public, compulsory purchase and land valuation, major infrastructure projects, local government, rating, ecclesiastical and religious liberty, highways, commons and open spaces and ADR.

Expertise where it counts

We are consistently recognised as a leading set by the market and directories because of the quality and number of leading practitioners we can provide, our major projects and our client base.

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Co-op Live Manchester

Co-op Live Manchester is the £365m entertainment venue that plans to make Manchester the musical capital of Europe.

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The East Anglia One (North) and East Anglia Two Offshore Windfarms

The case concerns two related applications for the construction and operation of large offshore windfarms in the North Sea.  

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Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre

In 2016 the Government announced proposals for a Holocaust Memorial in Victoria Tower Gardens immediately to the south of the Houses of Parliament.

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Walleys Quarry

Walleys Quarry is a waste landfill site locate in Newcastle Under Lyme and which opened in February 2007. 

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Sizewell C New Nuclear Power Station

The Sizewell C new nuclear power station at Sizewell in East Suffolk is one of the single most important energy infrastructure projects in the UK for a generation.  

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The O2 Academy Brixton

The O2 Academy Brixton is an internationally renowned concert venue, with audiences travelling from all over the world to attend live music events and comedy shows. The iconic stage design is based on Venice’s Rialto bridge and frames Europe’s largest fixed stage. The capacity of the venue is in the region of 5,000 persons.

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Events to keep you connected

25
Jun' 24
Breakfast Briefing: The Supreme Court Decision in Finch

An in-person Breakfast Briefing at which Gregory Jones KC, Alexander Greaves, Esther Drabkin-Reiter, Jonathan Welch and Mark O'Brien O'Reilly will provide an analysis and discuss the implications of the Supreme Court judgment in Finch.

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30
Sep' 24
FTB Annual Planning Forum (Hybrid)

This afternoon seminar will provide an opportunity to be informed about and discuss the latest developments in planning with some of the leading barristers in the field. It will focus on key practical issues, providing a convenient way for busy solicitors, consultants and local authority officers to keep up to date and to manage the implications of recent changes.  It will be followed by a drinks reception.

04
Nov' 24
Annual Compulsory Purchase and Compensation Seminar (Hybrid)

This afternoon seminar will focus on legal matters relevant to compulsory purchase and compensation but should be of benefit to all those working in this field including acquiring authority officers, solicitors, surveyors, planners, accountants and developers.

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Environmental Law Blog

Questions of environmental justice, the climate crisis, biodiversity and resource management are among the defining issues of our time. 

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20
Jun' 24
Supreme Court’s Judgment in Finch Rules That ‘Downstream’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Environmental Effects Requiring Assessment Through the EIA Process

Gregory Jones KC, Alexander Greaves

The Supreme Court has today handed down a landmark judgment in R (Finch) v Surrey County Council and others [2024] UKSC 20 which considers the scope of indirect effects under the EIA Directive, overturning the judgment of the Court of Appeal. 

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19
Jun' 24
London Legal Walk 2024

Simon Bird KC, Craig Howell Williams KC, Claire Nevin, Armin Solimani, Gabriel Nelson

Chambers is delighted to so far have raised £1660 for the London Legal Support Trust which includes a £750 donation from Chambers.

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Environmental Law Blog

Questions of environmental justice, the climate crisis, biodiversity and resource management are among the defining issues of our time. 

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