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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. 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


FTB Licensing Update for Local Authorities, Cardiff

This half day afternoon seminar will provide an opportunity to be informed about and discuss the latest developments in licensing with some of the leading barristers in the field. 

Registration from midday Seminar from 12.30 - 5.15pm. 


Chairman - Gary Grant

12.00 noon - registration over lunch

12.30pm - Taxis and Judicial Reviews - Charles Streeten

1.15pm - Planning and licensing cross-over - Annabel Graham Paul

2.00pm - Break

2.20pm - The use and abuse of experts in licensing hearings and appeals - Charles Holland

3.05pm - Premises Licence Reviews (including illegal workers and selling non-duty paid goods) - Jeremy Phillips QC

3.50pm - Break

4.10pm - Equalities Act 2010 and local government licensing - Leo Charalambides

4.55pm - Discussion / Q&A

5.15pm - Close

Venue: Cardiff City Hall, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ND
Event Speakers: Jeremy Phillips QC, Gary Grant, Charles Holland, Leo Charalambides, Annabel Graham Paul, Charles Streeten
CPD: 4 points
Cost: There is no charge to attend but places must be reserved in advance Book now

Annual CPO and Compensation Seminar

Compulsory Purchase and compensation continue to give rise to interesting issues and stimulating debate.  Litigation in the last year, in both the courts and the Tribunal, has produced decisions which should be noted although many issues remain unclear.  Compensation issues are likely to continue to arise as a result of the recently confirmed CPOs and for HS2.

Our 2018 seminar will concentrate on topical subjects with focussed sessions in one afternoon - ideal for busy practitioners.  The seminar should be of benefit to all those working in this field, including acquiring authority officers, solicitors, surveyors, planners, accountants and developers.

The seminar will be chaired by Guy Roots QC


1.30pm     Registration

2.00pm     Chairman's Introduction - Guy Roots QC

2.10pm     Session 1

                 Three tools for successful case building - James Pereira QC
Obtaining commercial information for opposing CPOs - Gregory Jones QC
Reasonable efforts to acquire by agreement - Alexander Booth QC
Public Sector Equality Duty and equalities impact assessment - Richard Honey

3.45pm     Refreshment break

4.15pm     Session 2

                 Compulsory purchase and compensation issues for the historic environment - Caroline Daly
                 Update on planning assumptions - Meyric Lewis
                 Marriage value and injurious affection / severance - Richard Glover QC
   Update on costs in the Tribunal - Melissa Murphy

5.25pm     Closing summary

5.30pm     Drinks reception until 6.30pm


Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL
Event Speakers: Guy Roots QC, Richard Glover QC, Gregory Jones QC, James Pereira QC, Alexander Booth QC, Meyric Lewis, Melissa Murphy, Richard Honey, Caroline Daly
CPD: 3 CPD Points
Cost: £99 + VAT per person. Special rate of 3 for 2 Book now

Quarterly Environmental Law Update, 8 November 2018 ** Fully Subscribed **

This three hour afternoon seminar will provide a review and update on environmental developments. 
The seminar will start promptly at 2pm and will finish by 5pm. It will be followed by a short drinks reception.

The seminar will be chaired by James Pereira QC

Topics and speakers:


Venue: Francis Taylor Building, Inner Temple, London, EC4Y 7BY
Event Speakers: James Pereira QC, Jeremy Phillips QC, John Jolliffe, Ned Westaway, David Graham, Charles Streeten
CPD: 3 CPD Points
Cost: There is no charge to attend this event Book now
Public footpath

Current Issues in the Law of Rights of Way, Commons and Public Open Spaces

12th November 2018.  Registration from 1.30pm.  Seminar from 1.50 - 6.00pm followed by a short drinks reception.

This all afternoon seminar will include legal and practical sessions from leading and expert practitioners from FTB.  The seminar will be chaired by Stephen Sauvain QC.

The seminar will discuss the hottest current topics in highways and open spaces law, with contributions from practitioners involved in some of the leading cases of the last twelve months including R (Lancashire CC) v SSEFRA [2018] EWCA Civ 721 and Ramblers' Association v SSEFRA [2017] EWHC 716 (Admin). It is designed to be accessible to lawyers, practitioners and interested individuals at all levels, recognising the wider public interest in the footpath and open space network.

The topics to be covered include:


Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel (Blackfriars) 19 New Bridge St, London EC4V 6DB
Event Speakers: Stephen Sauvain QC, David Matthias QC, Douglas Edwards QC, Philip Petchey, Timothy Comyn, Juan Lopez, Mark Westmoreland Smith, Hugh Flanagan, Ned Westaway, Caroline Daly, Charles Forrest, Merrow Golden
CPD: 3
Cost: £50 + VAT per attendee Book now