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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
Jul' 24
Breakfast Briefing: Onshore Wind - back to the future? 

At this briefing, Andrew Fraser-Urquhart KC and Claire Nevin will discuss government policy and the practical considerations in securing permission for onshore wind.

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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.

10
Oct' 24
Licensing Update, Manchester

An afternoon update seminar for licensing professionals in private practice, local government and police forces.

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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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19
Jul' 24
Morag Ellis KC Graduates Today from Cardiff University with a LLM Degree in Canon Law

Morag Ellis KC

Morag Ellis KC graduates today from Cardiff University with a LLM degree in Canon Law and will be presented with the Canon Law Prize 2024.

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19
Jul' 24
Inspector Refuses Planning Permission for Loss of Historic Pub After Three Day Inquiry

Michael Rhimes, Gabriel Nelson

The China Hall was a pub in the London Borough of Southwark with roots that stretch back to the late 18th Century. It was in operation until December 2018 when the former publicans who had run the pub for over thirty years left.

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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. 

Read more