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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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Gary Grant

Gary Grant Awarded Fellowship of the Institute of Licensing

Francis Taylor Building is delighted to announce that Gary Grant has been made a Fellow of the Institute of Licensing in recognition of his major contribution to licensing over many years and his exceptional efforts on behalf of the Institute, particularly during the Covid pandemic. Read more

Caroline Daly

Slough Borough Council’s Tower and Ashbourne CPO Confirmed

The Slough Borough Council (Tower and Ashbourne) CPO has been confirmed by Inspector Karen Ridge, as delegated by the Secretary of State.  Read more

Gregory Jones QC
Conor Fegan

Permission to Appeal Granted by Court of Appeal in Nitrate Neutrality Challenge

The Court of Appeal has granted permission to appeal against the judgment of Mr Justice Jay in R (Wyatt) v Fareham Borough Council [2021] EWHC 1434 (Admin).  The challenge principally concerns the lawfulness of the advice contained in Natural England’s ‘Advice on Achieving Nutrient Neutrality for New Development in the Solent Region’.   Read more

Bar Awards 2021 Winner

Michael Humphries QC Named as Environment / Planning Silk of the Year 2021

We are delighted to announce that Michael Humphries QC has been named Environment/Planning Silk of the Year 2021 by Chambers UK Bar Awards at the ceremony held yesterday evening (18 November 2021). Read more

Melissa

Original Decision Reversed in Politically Explosive Westferry Planning Appeal Case

Following the quashing of the decision of Robert Jenrick MP on the ground of apparent bias in 2020, the redetermination of the Westferry appeal has resulted in its dismissal.  Read more

Kingsland Cup

Kingsland Cup and Prize Moot 2021-22 Goes Live

We are delighted to announce that the annual FTB Kingsland Cup and Prize Moot competition 2021-22 is now open to teams of undergraduate, GDL and Bar students. Read more

Sarah Sackman
Charles Merrett

Nationwide Interim Injunction Extended Preventing Insulate Britain from Protesting on the Strategic Road Network

Following a hearing in front of Lavender J, the nationwide injunction initially granted by Linden J on 25 October 2021 against persons unknown who are deliberately blocking, slowing down, obstructing or otherwise interfering with the flow of traffic onto or off or along the Strategic Road Network (‘SRN’) and against 135 named parties will remain in force until the earliest of a further order, trial or 31 December 2021.  Read more

Hereward Phillpot QC
Daisy Noble

Planning Permission Refused for Foster and Partner’s ‘Tulip’ Tower

The Secretary of State has accepted the recommendation of his Inspector David Nicholson RIBA IHBC to refuse planning permission for a 1000 ft tower in the heart of the City of London (APP/K5030/W/20/3244984).   Read more

Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC
Charles Forrest

High Court Grants Second Urgent Interim Injunction to Transport for London Against Insulate Britain Protesters

The High Court on 4 November granted an urgent interim injunction to TfL against Persons Unknown and over 130 Named Defendants, all of which protest under the banner of ‘Insulate Britain’. Read more

Sarah Sackman
Charles Merrett

Nationwide Interim Injunction to Remain in Force Preventing Insulate Britain from Protesting on the Strategic Road Network

Following a hearing in front of Lavender J, the nationwide injunction granted by Linden J on 25 October 2021 against persons unknown who are the blocking, slowing down, obstructing or otherwise interfering with the flow of traffic onto or off or along the Strategic Road Network (‘SRN’) and against 122 named parties is going to remain in force until at least 11 November 2021. Read more

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