Skip to main content

T: 020 7353 8415


Chambers holds a rolling programme of events including seminars and breakfast briefings. They are directed towards professional clients and to relevant lay clients. FTB is a Law Society and Bar Standards Board accredited CPD provider. Seminars may qualify for CPD points under the rules of other professional governing bodies including the RTPI and RICS. For further information please contact Deirdre Mahon, Marketing Manager or one of our clerks - 020 7353 8415

Planning image

Quarterly Planning Law Update for Local Authorities - 8 March 2018

This two hour seminar for planning officers and solicitors in local government will focus on Making Sound Planning Decisions

The topics include:

  • Back to Basics: A Refresher on Consistency in Decision-making, Precedent Effect and the Fall-back Position
  • Reasons after Dover DC v CPRE Kent
  • The Public Sector Equality Duty
  • Case Law Update

Registration from 9.30am.  Seminar from 10.00am to midday.

Venue: Francis Taylor Building, Inner Temple, London, EC4Y 7BY
Event Speakers: Cain Ormondroyd, Sarah Sackman, Katherine Barnes
CPD: 2 hours
Cost: There is no charge to attend this event but places are limited and must be reserved in advance Book now

Licensing Update Seminar, 15 March 2018

A two hour update seminar for licensing solicitors, licensing officers and other practitioners in this field.

Registration from 4pm.  Seminar from 4.30-6.30pm.

Chairman    Gary Grant

4.15pm        Registration

4.30pm        Alcohol minimum pricing – Jeremy Phillips

5.00pm        Licensable activities and licensing plans - Charles Holland

5.30pm        Government Response to House of Lords Report on Licensing Act - James Rankin

6.00pm        Public Sector Equality Duty and sex establishments - Leo Charalambides

6.30pm        Discussion followed by drinks and nibbles.

Venue: Francis Taylor Building, Inner Temple, London, EC4Y 7BY
Event Speakers: Jeremy Phillips, James Rankin, Gary Grant, Charles Holland, Leo Charalambides
CPD: 2
Cost: There is no charge to attend this event Book now
Planning image

FTB Annual Planning Forum, 19 March 2018

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 followed by a drinks reception.


2.00pm     Chair’s welcome and introduction, Simon Bird QC

2.05pm     The NPPF and proposed changes - Gregory Jones QC and Jeremy Pike

2.35pm     Bias and members’ interests - James Pereira QC and Cain Ormondroyd

3.05pm     Effective statement of reasons in planning cases - Ned Westaway

3.35pm     Break and refreshments

4.00pm     Case law update –Sarah Sackman and Katherine Barnes

4.30pm     CPO powers in planning cases – Meyric Lewis and Rebecca Clutten

5.00pm     Green Belt policy – Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC and Philip Petchey

5.30pm     Q&A followed by drinks reception

Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL
Event Speakers: Gregory Jones QC, James Pereira QC, Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC, Philip Petchey, Meyric Lewis, Jeremy Pike, Cain Ormondroyd, Sarah Sackman, Rebecca Clutten, Katherine Barnes
CPD: 3 CPD Points
Cost: £99 + VAT per person. Special rate of 3 for 2 Book now