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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.

There is also a separate Archive of Inspector’s Reports in respect of applications to register new town or village greens.

Annabel Graham Paul, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Richard Honey, public and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Mark Westmoreland Smith, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Gadsden on Commons and Greens Published

Sweet and Maxwell have published the new edition of Gadsden on Commons and Greens by Edward Cousins and Richard Honey of FTB. The book features contributions from Mark Westmoreland Smith and Annabel Graham Paul also of FTB. Read more

David Matthias QC, judicial review and licensing barrister at Francis Taylor Building

David Matthias Joins FTB

We are delighted to announce that David Matthias QC, formerly of Cornerstone Barristers (2-3 Gray's Inn Square), is joining FTB with immediate effect. Read more

Andrew Tait QC Appointed as Head of Chambers

FTB is delighted to announce that Andrew Tait QC has been appointed as Head of Chambers - he takes over from Robin Purchas QC, who stands down having served as Head of Chambers since 2001. Read more

Jeremy Phillips, planning and licensing barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Regulated Entertainment - Radical Reform in the Offing

Consultation on the Coalition government's proposals to reform ‘regulated entertainment' closed on 3 December 2011. The significant deregulation of the licensing of music and dance emerging as a consequence is likely to become law later this year, or early in 2013. Read more

David Graham, public, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

David Graham Joins FTB

FTB is delighted to be able to announce that David Graham has accepted our invitation to join Chambers.  He joined us as a tenant on 5th January 2012, after successfully completing a wide-ranging pupillage with Gregory Jones QC, Philip Petchey and Hereward Phillpot. Read more

Gregory Jones QC

Blackpool International Airport Quashes Planning Permission for Residential Development

On 10 October 2011 the high court in Manchester quashed a planning permission granted by Fylde Borough Council for 275 dwellings and associated infrastructure on part of the site of the former Pontins holidays camp at Lytham St Anne's.  The site is close to the airfield of Blackpool International Airport. Read more

Supreme Court Decides Test Case

SUPREME COURT DECIDES TEST CASES Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v. Payne & Another [2011] UKSC 60 Read more

Meyric Lewis, planning and judicial review barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Richard Honey, public and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Success in Compulsory Purchase Association Elections

Chambers congratulates Meyric Lewis and Richard Honey on their success in the Compulsory Purchase Association national committee elections.    Read more

Douglas Edwards QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Ned Westaway, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Res Judicata Appllies to the Town and Village Green Regime

"RES JUDICATA APPLIES TO THE TOWN AND VILLAGE GREEN REGIME" Read more

Jeremy Phillips, planning and licensing barrister at Francis Taylor Building

South Devon Link Road CPOS Confirmed

Following public inquiries, the South Devon Link Road Compulsory Purchase Orders and Side Road Orders were confirmed by the Secretary of State for Transport on 1 December 2011. Read more

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