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Cain Ormondroyd, public and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Chambers is pleased to announce that Thomas Cross and Cain Ormondroyd, both pupils at FTB, have been awarded the Lord Slynn of Hadley Mooting Trophy following their victory in the annual moot competition organised by the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA). Lord Justice Carnwath, who judged the final, presented Thomas and Cain with the Winners' Trophy. The final focussed on two...
Richard Honey, public and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
FTB is delighted to announce that Richard Honey has been appointed to the Attorney General's C Panel of approved counsel. This appointment lasts for five years.  
Hereward Phillpot QC, planning and environmental barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Reversion to lawful use under section 57(4) In L B Hillingdon v. (1) Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (2) Autodex Limited [2008] EWHC 198 (Admin), Mr. Michael Supperstone QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) has held that section 57(4) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 allows reversion to a use that has become lawful because of the passage of time and the...
Richard Honey, public and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
The inquiry into the designation of the South Downs National Park re-opened on 12 February 2008, almost three years after it closed. The inquiry has been re-opened to consider the effects on the proposed designation of the Meyrick v SSEFRA [2007] EWCA Civ 53 case and the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006, as well as a possible alternative boundary line and possible additional...
Gregory Jones QC
Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education amenable to judicial review The Court of Appeal (Pill, Moore-Bick, Richards LJJ) has held in Siborurema v Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education [2007] EWCA Civ 1365; The Times 10 January 2008 that the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (‘OIA'), the ‘designated operator' of the students'...
Secretary of State for Transport makes Harbour Revision Order in respect of the Port of Weston, paving the way to refurbishment and revitalisation of that harbour. The Secretary of State for Transport has decided to make a Harbour Revision Order confirming Westlink Holdings Limited (in place of the British Waterways Board) as the harbour authority for the historic Port of Weston, adjacent to the...
Charles Mynors, the author of the leading textbook The Law of Trees, Forests and Hedgerows, has accepted an invitation to be Chairman of the Complaints Appeal Board of the Institute of Chartered Foresters. The second edition of his book will be published following the enactment of the Planning Bill currently going through Parliament, and the making of the tree preservation regulations...
Robin Purchas QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
The Court of Appeal has ruled in M A Holdings Limited v. George Wimpey UK Limited [2008] EWCA Civ 12 that the definition of an appellant for the purposes of CPR Part 52 is not limited to a party that was involved in the proceedings in the court below. The Court held that a developer, whose land was allocated for residential development in a local plan, was entitled to appeal the decision of the...
Francis Taylor Building opened its doors to the public on Saturday and Sunday 19th and 20th January as part of the Temple Open Weekend. The Open Weekend was organised by the Inner and Middle Temple, two separate institutions which were jointly granted the freehold of the Temple lands in 1608 by James I. In order to maintain their rights to the land, they must jointly accommodate and educate legal...
Douglas Edwards QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
An Inspector has allowed an appeal made by the Port of London Authority and London River Services (a subsidiary of Transport of London) against an enforcement notice issued by the City of Westminster concerning the use of Temple Pier. Part of Temple Pier is used by a leisure/party boat operator as a embarkation and disembarkation points and to moor its vessels when not in use. Westminster City...

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