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Events

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

 

Wind Farm

Webinar – Wind Energy

Webinar from 10.00 - 11.0am

Chairman: Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC

Topics and Speakers

Offshore wind and cumulative impacts – Mark Westmoreland Smith
Government’s Offshore Transmission Network Review – Isabella Tafur
Wind farm noise – Charles Streeten
Habitats Regulations: some legal and practical aspects – Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC

    Venue: Webinar
    Event Speakers: Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC, Mark Westmoreland Smith, Isabella Tafur, Charles Streeten
    CPD: 1.5 CPD Points
    Cost: There is no charge to attend this event but places are limited and must be reserved in advance. Once registered, you will receive joining instructions from Zoom by email. Book now
    Planning image

    Webinar: Public Law Principles - Planning

    Webinar from 2.00 - 4.00pm.

    Chairman: Craig Howell Williams QC

    Topics and Speakers

    Principles in relation to planning judicial reviews – Melissa Murphy

    Grounds for judicial review of planning permissions – Richard Honey QC

    Judicial review procedure - Conor Fegan

    Planning Committees - Gregory Jones QC and Jonathan Welch

    Venue: Webinar
    Event Speakers: Craig Howell Williams QC, Gregory Jones QC, Richard Honey QC, Melissa Murphy, Conor Fegan, Jonathan Welch
    CPD: 2 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
    Court room

    Webinar: Acting for Interested Parties and Interveners in Judicial Review

    Webinar from 1.00 - 2.15pm.

    Chairman: Richard Honey QC.  Speakers:  Hereward Phillpot QC and Jasveer Randhawa (Herbert Smith Freehills). 

    This webinar will cover how best to represent interested parties and interveners in judicial reviews and similar statutory challenges in the Administrative Court and the Planning Court.  It will be suitable for organisations who might find themselves in that position from time-to-time, including government bodies and agencies, local authorities, regulators, developers and operators, and public interest organisations.  The webinar will cover both strategic and tactical considerations and procedural matters, seeking to give practical tips on how you can participate effectively as an interested party or intervener to protect or promote your interests. 

    First, Hereward Phillpot QC will consider a number of key practical and tactical issues for interested parties in judicial review type litigation, including:

    • when and why interested parties should take an active role in proceedings
    • procedure, costs and costs protection
    • the duty of candour and its implications
    • co-operation with the defendant:
    • central government
    • local government
    • tactical considerations
    • consent orders, quashing and re-determination

    Secondly, Jasveer Randhawa of Herbert Smith Freehills will cover the role of an intervener in public law litigation and the practical considerations for those considering participation in proceedings through this route, including:

    • the value interventions can add
    • costs issues
    • liaising with the parties and any other potential stakeholders
    • procedural issues such as new evidence and timing

    Venue: Webinar
    Event Speakers: Richard Honey QC, Hereward Phillpot QC, Jasveer Randhawa of Herbert Smith Freehills
    CPD: 1 Point
    Cost: There is no charge to attend this webinar but places must be reserved in advance using the 'book now' link. Once registered, you will be sent joining instructions from Zoom by email. Book now