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Chambers holds a rolling programme of events including seminars and breakfast briefings. They are directed towards professional clients and to relevant lay clients.   If you wish to receive notification of these events please sign up to our mailing lists here.

For further information please contact Deirdre Mahon, Marketing Manager or one of our clerks - 020 7353 8415.


** Fully subscribed** FTB Licensing Update Seminar

A two hour late afternoon update seminar for licensing practitioners working in private practice and local government.  Registration from 4.00pm.  Seminar from 4.30 - 6.30pm.

The seminar will be chaired by Gary Grant.

The speakers and topics are as follows:

Venue: Francis Taylor Building, Inner Temple, London, EC4Y 7BY
Event Speakers: Gary Grant, Jeremy Phillips QC, James Rankin, Leo Charalambides, Horatio Waller
CPD: 2 hours
Cost: There is no charge to attend Book now
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FTB Annual Planning Forum London - 25 March 2019

This half day 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, planning consultants and local authority officers to keep up to date and manage the implications of recent changes. 

Registration from 1.45pm.  Seminar from 2.00 - 5.30pm.  Drinks reception from 5.30-6.30pm.


The seminar will be chaired by Morag Ellis QC

Speakers and topics

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel (Blackfriars) 19 New Bridge St, London EC4V 6DB
Event Speakers: Morag Ellis QC, Gregory Jones QC, James Pereira QC, Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC, Melissa Murphy, Juan Lopez, Richard Honey, Mark Westmoreland Smith, Ned Westaway
CPD: 3 CPD Points
Cost: £99 + VAT per person. Special rate of 3 for 2 Book now
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Breakfast Briefing - The Independent Review of Planning Appeal Inquiries Report by Mrs Bridget Rosewell CBE

Registraton over coffee and croissants from 8.00am.  Briefing from 8.30 - 9.30am.

The Independent Review of Planning Appeal Inquiries Report by Mrs Bridget Rosewell CBE was published on 29 February 2019.

The Rosewell Review is part of the government’s programme of reforms and targeted investment to ensure we deliver 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s.

Bridget Rosewell’s review makes 22 recommendations. These range from committing the Planning Inspectorate to introducing a new online portal for the submission of inquiry appeals to setting out a strategy for recruiting additional inspectors so that planning inquiries can be scheduled sooner, which it is hoped will reduce the length of time they take to conclude. The report also found that speeding up planning inquiries can be achieved through straightforward reforms, the aim being to reduce significantly the current time that it takes for decisions to be made.

The Communities Secretary, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, has welcomed the review, saying that it provides a clear direction of travel on how the appeals inquiry process can be made fit for purpose.

Craig Howell Williams QC and Caroline Daly will explain what the report proposes and what its implications are for the development world and practitioners in the field.

Venue: Francis Taylor Building, Inner Temple, London, EC4Y 7BY
Event Speakers: Craig Howell Wiliams QC, Caroline Daly
CPD: 1 point
Cost: There is no charge to attend but places must be reserved in advance Book now