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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

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Jun' 24
Licensing Update - London

An late afternoon seminar featuring a series of topical and practical presentations by members of chambers.

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18
Jun' 24
Breakfast Briefing: Court of Appeal Judgment in R (Ball v Hinckley & Bosworth Council - local authority powers to vary an Abatement Notice issued against a statutory nuisance

The issue raised by this appeal is whether a local authority has the power to vary an abatement notice which it has issued against a statutory nuisance under s.80 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

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Latest from FTB

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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May' 24
Camden Council Grants Farsight Collective 4am Licence for New Grassroots Music Venue in Seven Dials Cumulative Impact Area

Gary Grant

Following a heavily contested hearing before the London Borough of Camden’s Licensing Sub-Committee, on 23 May 2024 a premises licence was granted to Farsight Collective to operate a new 500-capacity grassroots music venue and community hub in St Giles within the Seven Dials Cumulative Impact Area.

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May' 24
High Court Dismisses Challenge to the Mooring of the Bibby Stockholm Barge

Richard Honey KC, Stephanie Bruce-Smith

On 23 May 2024, the High Court (Mr Justice Holgate) handed down judgment in R (Parkes) v Dorset Council & Ors [2024] EWHC 1253 (Admin), dismissing an application for judicial review brought by Carralyn Parkes, mayor of Portland Town Council, regarding the mooring of the Bibby Stockholm barge in Portland Harbour, Dorset. The Bibby Stockholm is used by the Home Office to accommodate asylum seekers.  It is moored above a part of the sea which is never exposed by the tide, lying below the low water mark.

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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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