News and Resources
Below is a selection of news items, case notes, articles, books and papers authored by members of Chambers.
There is also a separate Archive of Inspector’s Reports in respect of applications to register new town or village greens.
Mrs Justice Lang DBE had today handed down judgment in R (Swainsthorpe Parish Council) v Norfolk County Council  EWHC 1014 (Admin) – judgment available here – in the first case to consider the lawful scope of a statutory consultation response under the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015. Read more
Mr Justice Knowles today handed down his judgment in Manchester City Council v SSHCLG  EWHC 858 (Admin). Read more
On a renewed oral application for permission, the United Trade Action Group (‘UTAG’ - a body representing the interests of the hackney carriage trade) was given permission by Mrs Justice LANG to judicially review the decision of TfL to grant a Private Hire Operator’s Licence to Transopco UK Ltd whose private hire drivers work off a smartphone ride-hailing app called FREENOW Read more
Chambers is pleased to announce that Jeremy Phillips QC has been appointed to Sport Resolutions’ Mediator and Development Arbitrator panels. Read more
FTB members are today welcoming 12 students on the Sutton Trust’s Pathways to Law programme to chambers (virtually) for a work experience insight day. The school students are all high achievers from underrepresented backgrounds with an interest in law. They will participate in a mock licensing hearing, undertake a masterclass on how to read and understand a public law court judgment, and will hear from a panel of members about life at FTB and routes to the Bar. Read more
Over the course of the last two days, the High Court has heard argument in a case that involves a challenge to the newly adopted Birmingham Street Trading Policy. The challenge is brought by two street traders, who have traded in Birmingham City Centre for over forty years. Read more
Lambeth Awards 2021: Charles George QC awarded the Canterbury Cross for services to the Church of England
Chambers is delighted that Charles George QC has been awarded the Canterbury Cross for services to the Church of England “for his unique contribution to the application and development of ecclesiastical law”. Read more
Professor Pavlos Eleftheriadis, a barrister at Francis Taylor Building and expert in planning and EU law was instructed by the Greek Wind Energy Association to advise in the law of maritime spatial plans, the law of state aid and the law of public procurement, with a view to proposing an optimal regulatory framework for offshore wind. Read more
The High Court yesterday handed down judgment in London Borough of Hackney v Secretary of State  EWHC 720 (Admin). Read more
Government’s Protect Duty - Consultation: Jeremy Phillips QC to Provide Legal Perspective in Online Discussion of Key Figures Hosted by the Association of Security Consultants
Jeremy Phillips QC has been invited to join a panel of experts from government and industry in an online debate on Monday 29 March regarding the Government’s Protect Duty consultation. Read more