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Rating

Chambers has a leading reputation for its work in rating acting for local authorities, government departments and private entities.

Rating (valuation)

Rating valuation, that is, the assessment of rateable values and the identification of hereditaments are determined by the Valuation Tribunal (for England or Wales, as the case may be) and the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber). Members of FTB have advised and appeared in almost all of the major rating cases in recent years (both in England and Wales and abroad). 

Rating (collection)

The collection of rates due on occupied and unoccupied property is carried out by ‘billing authorities’ who are mainly district and borough councils. Members of FTB advise and appear in the Magistrates Courts and the High Court in relation to rate collection issues for billing authorities and ratepayers.

Three of the editors of the leading textbook, Ryde on Rating & the Council Tax, are Members of FTB.

The Council Tax

Members of Chambers are frequently instructed in council tax matters, both before the Valuation Tribunal for England, in Magistrates’ Courts and on appeal in the High Court and above. Members of Chambers also advise local authorities on policy issues related to the council tax. 

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FTB members that practise in Rating

Queen's Counsel

Andrew Tait QC, Head of Chambers and planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1981
QC:
2003
Robin Purchas QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1968
QC:
1987
Guy Roots QC, planning and environtmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1969
QC:
1989
Richard Phillips QC, planning barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1970
QC:
1990
Robert McCracken QC, public, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1973
QC:
2003
Michael Humphries QC, property development law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1982
QC:
2003
David Matthias QC, judicial review and licensing barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1980
QC:
2006
Morag Ellis QC, planning and ecclesiastical law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1984
QC:
2006
Richard Glover QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1984
QC:
2009
Mark Hill QC, religious liberty and ecclesiastical law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1987
QC:
2009
Simon Bird QC, planning, local government and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1987
QC:
2009
Andrew Newcombe QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1987
QC:
2010
Douglas Edwards QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1992
QC:
2010
Gregory Jones QC
Year of call:
1991
QC:
2011
Suzanne Ornsby QC, public, planning and environmental barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1986
QC:
2012
James Pereira QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1996
QC:
2014
Saira Kabir Sheikh QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2000
QC:
2014
Andrew Fraser Urquhart QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1993
QC:
2015
Hereward Phillpot QC, planning and environmental barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1997
QC:
2015
Alexander Booth QC, planning, infrastructure and compulsory law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2000
QC:
2016

Juniors

Robert Fookes, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1975
Philip Petchey, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1976
Timothy Comyn, planning barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1980
James Rankin, licensing barrister at Francis Taylor Buiding
Year of call:
1983
Meyric Lewis, planning and judicial review barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1986
Leo Charalambides, licensing barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1998
Jeremy Pike, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2001
Juan Lopez, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2002
Richard Honey, public and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2003
Jeremy Phillips, planning and licensing barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2004
John Jolliffe, planning, environmental and public law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2005
Cain Ormondroyd, public and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2007
Hugh Flanagan, public and planning law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2008
Stephanie Hall, planning and local government barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2008
Sarah Sackman, public, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2008
Rebecca Clutten, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2008
Ned Westaway, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2009
Isabella Tafur, planning law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2009
David Graham, public, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2010
George Mackenzie, planning and local government barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2011
Alexander Greaves, planning and licensing barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2012
Caroline Daly
Year of call:
2013
Katherine Barnes, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2014
Charles Forrest, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2014

Associate Members

Stephen Sauvain QC, planning barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1977
QC:
1995
Charles Holland, licensing barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1994