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

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Events to keep you connected

Jun' 24
Breakfast Briefing: The Supreme Court Decision in Finch

The decision turned on the correct interpretation of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 and underlying Directive 2011/92. The question before the Supreme Court was whether, when considering an application involving the commercial extraction of oil at the Horse Hill Well Site for production, the local planning authority should have required an assessment of the impact on the environment of 'downstream' greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the eventual use of the refined products of that oil.

In a judgment handed down today, the Supreme Court allowed the appeal, holding that the local planning authority should have required such an assessment.

The case will have implications for a wide variety of projects.

Gregory Jones KC and Alexander Greaves acted for interveners, West Cumbria Mining Ltd.

The judgment and summary can be found here.

A news item about the case can be found here.

Practical Information

There is no charge to attend but places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis.

Date: Tuesday 25 June 2024
Venue: Francis Taylor Building, Inner Temple, London, EC4Y 7BY.
Time: Registration over coffee and pastries from 8.00am. Briefing from 8.30-9.30am.
Booking: To reserve places, please complete the online booking form.

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Sep' 24
FTB Annual Planning Forum (Hybrid)

This 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, consultants and local authority officers to keep up to date and to manage the implications of recent changes.  It will be followed by a drinks reception.

Practial Information

Registration will take place from 1.30-2.00pm.  The seminar will run from 2.00pm-5.30pm. It will be followed by a drinks reception until 6.30pm.

It will be run as a hybrid event enabling either in-person or virtual attendance. 

Time: Registration from 1.30pm.  Seminar from 2.00 - 5.30pm followed by a drinks reception until 6.30pm.  
Venue: The Honourable Society of The Inner Temple, Crown Office Row, London, EC4Y 7HL.

The programme and booking information will be available by the end of June 2024.

Nov' 24
Annual Compulsory Purchase and Compensation Seminar (Hybrid)

This afernoon seminar will focus on legal matters relevant to compulsory purchase and compensation but should be of benefit to all those working in this field including acquiring authority officers, solicitors, surveyors, planners, accountants and developers.

Practical Information

Time: Registration will take place from 1.30 - 2.00pm.  The seminar will run from 2.00pm - 5.30pm. It will be followed by a drinks reception until 6.30pm.
Venue: IET Savoy Place, 2 Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL.  Virtual attendees can join by Zoom (joining instructions will be sent to attendees a few days before the event).

Programme and booking information will be availble by the end of June 2024.