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Chambers is currently hosting a rolling programme of webinars. These are directed towards professional clients and to relevant lay clients.  Materials and published recordings from past webinars are available here.

In recent feedback, attendees have commented: 

"The FTB webinar programme during lockdown has been brilliant – something to look forward to each week/the new Netflix!"

"Whilst a ‘needs must’ situation it is impressive that FTB is achieving high quality and effective CPD, using the (now almost taken for granted) technology with great content"

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Webinar: Changes to Permitted Development Rights: Implications for Town Centre Planning and Enforcement

Webinar from 2.00 - 3.00pm

To be given by Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC and Charles Forrest.

This is the first in a series of planning law webinars running from January to Easter 2021.

Venue: Webinar
Event Speakers: Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC, Charles Forrest
CPD: 1 CPD Point
Cost: There is no charge to attend this event but places must be reserved in advance. Once registered, you will receive joining instructions from Zoom. Book now

Licensing Update Seminar

An afternoon webinar for licensing professionals in private practice, local authorities and police forces, from 2.00 - 4.30pm.


2.00 - 2.10pm – Chairman’s Introduction

2.10 - 2.30pm – The Taxi trade’s response to the Mayor’s Streetspace Plan – David Matthias QC and Charles Streeten

2.30 – 2.50pm – Gambling (Part 1) – Gerald Gouriet QC

2.50- 3.10pm – Gambling (Part 2) – Jeremy Phillips QC

3.10 - 3.25pm - Break

3.25 - 3.45pm – The Lockdown Regulations – Charles Holland

3.45 - 4.05pm – Covid enforcement and summary reviews – James Rankin

4.05 - 4.30pm – Discussion



Venue: Zoom Webinar
Event Speakers: Gerald Gouriet QC, David Matthias QC, Jeremy Phillips QC, James Rankin, Gary Grant, Charles Holland, Charles Streeten
CPD: 2 Points
Cost: There is no charge to attend but places must be reserved in advance using the Zoom booking link. Book now
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Webinar: Water Resources Management and Consenting

A webinar on water resources management planning.   This will be of interest to water companies, consultants, solicitors and other professional advisors to the water sector.

It will feature two senior planning silks from Francis Taylor Building:  

Michael Humphries QC who is widely regarded as a leading silk for major infrastructure projects and who promoted the Thames Tideway Tunnel DCO on behalf of Thames Water.

Suzanne Ornsby QC who is a specialist in major water infrastructure and water resources management planning. Suzanne acted for Thames Water in securing consent for the UK’s first desalination plant at Beckton.  She has promoted various water resources management plans and  advised on drought planning and drought orders.

We are delighted that they will be joined by three guest speakers, Richard Aylard who is widely regarded as a leader in the sustainability agenda for the Water Industry and Dr Chris Lambert  who is a water resource management planning specialist at Thames Water and Will Spencer from Barton Willmore who has significant experience in the consenting of infrastructure through the DCO process.  Richard will set out the sustainability challenges facing the Water and Waste Water industry. Chris will focus on the key issues faced by the Water Industry in water resources management planning.  Will’s focus will be on good practice in the  preparation of DCO applications for water resources infrastructure projects and the role/importance of a consenting strategy.


4.30pm     Introduction – Suzanne Ornsby QC

4.35pm    The sustainability challenges facing water and waste water companies  - Richard Aylard, External Affairs and Sustainability Director at Thames Water 

4.55pm    Key issues in Water Resources Management Planning  – Suzanne Ornsby QC, Francis Taylor Building and Dr Chris Lambert, Supply Demand Senior Technical Advisor.

5.15pm    Legal issues around DCO / TCPA consents for large supply side projects – Michael Humphries QC, Francis Taylor Building

5.35pm    Planning and consenting issues for major water resources infrastructure projects - Will Spencer, Infrastructure and Environmental Planning Associate, Barton Willmore  

5.50pm     Q&A

6.00pm     Close

Venue: Webinar
Event Speakers:
CPD: 1.5 hours
Cost: There is no charge to attend this webinar but places are limited and must be reserved in advance using the booking link below. Once registered, you will receive joining instructions from Zoom by email. Book now