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.
Mr Justice Treacy, sitting in the high court in Belfast, granted leave on 27 September 2010 to bring judicial review proceedings brought by Sir George Bain former vice-chancellor of Queen's University, and Danny Moore (former CEO of Wombat) on behalf of The Communities Against the Lough Neagh Incinerator (CALNI) against the controversial decision by the Department of the Environment to approve Rose Energy plans to build the £100m chicken litter/biomass burner near Glenavy, County Antrim. Read more
FTB is delighted to see that we have retained and improved our positions in the rankings in the Legal 500 2010 edition in the major fields of planning and licensing and health, safety and environment law. Comments from the directory include: Read more
The UK's gas storage capacity is set to rise by 15 per cent after the Government gave the go ahead on 9 September, following a public inquiry, for WINGAS Storage UK Limited to convert its Saltfleetby depleted gas field into an underground gas storage facility. Read more
The Secretary of State Rejects the Kent International Gateway Strategic Rail Freight Interchange Proposal
Kent International Gateway Limited appealed against a decision of Maidstone Borough Council to refuse planning permission for the construction of a rail/road interchange and associated infrastructure and buildings including freight handling equipment, new railway sidings, earthworks and walls, Class B8 warehousing and Class B1 uses, roads and bridges, lorry parking, a sub-station, the realignment of public rights of way and watercourses, drainage works and landscaping on 112 hectares of land adjoining the Ashford to Maidstone east railway line, to the west of the M20 and to the east of Maidstone. Read more
Chambers is proud and delighted that Keith Lindblom QC has been appointed to the High Court Bench. Read more
The High Court decided that where a local authority makes an assessment of a child's learning needs under s.139A of the Learning and Skills Act 2000, the making of a recommendation as to an educational placement is an essential element of the assessment and report as required by s.139B of the Act. Read more