News and Resources
Below is a selection of news items, case notes, articles, books and papers authored by members of Chambers.
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Following a recent election, Caroline Daly has been elected to the Compulsory Purchase Association Management Board. Her term runs from October 2020 to October 2022. In being elected to the Board, Caroline continues a long association between chambers and the CPA. Read more
In an important judgment balancing the right to protest with private property rights, the High Court has imposed a six month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, upon Mr Elliott Cuciurean. Read more
The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in the case of DB Symmetry v Swindon BC  EWCA Civ 1331, allowing the appeal made by the developer and supported by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. The case deals with the approach to the interpretation of planning conditions and the lawfulness of conditions purporting to require the public to have rights of passage over roads to be constructed as part of a development. Read more
Francis Taylor Building is delighted to announce that Brian Kerr (The Right Honourable The Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore) joins Chambers as an Associate Member with immediate effect. Read more
Sir Ross Cranston has granted permission on all grounds to the South Torbay and Devon NHS Foundation Trust to challenge the Secretary of State’s refusal to require a £1m s. 106 contribution for a large housing scheme in Newton Abbot. Read more
FTB members have so far raised £2,265 (£2,716.25 with gift aid) for the London Legal Support Trust for the London Legal Walk 10XChallenge, which takes place today, raising money for free legal advice charities to help those in need. Read more
The High Court has granted permission for a challenge to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s decision to grant development consent for the Norfolk Vanguard windfarm, a sizeable development in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk. Read more
Uber has today won its appeal against Transport for London’s refusal to renew its London PHV operator’s licence. The Deputy Senior District Judge, sitting at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, decided that Uber London Limited is a fit and proper person to hold such a licence. Read more