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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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Jeremy Pike, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Gregory Jones QC
James Pereira QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

R (Thomas Gordon Brown) V. Carlisle City Council & Another

The Court of Appeal has granted permission to apply for judicial review of a grant of planning permission, by Carlisle City Council, for a freight storage and distribution facility at Carlisle airport. Read more

Hereward Phillpot QC, planning and environmental barrister at Francis Taylor Building

St Mark's Church Saved for Church Use

The Planning Inspectorate has dismissed appeals by Hammer Holdings Ltd. Read more

Guy Roots QC, planning and environtmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Richard Glover QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Valuation of Electricity Generation and Supply Undertaking in Hong Kong

In a decision given on 30th November 2009 in Hong Kong Electric Company Ltd v Commissioner of Rating and Valuation, after a hearing of 19 days, the Hong Kong Lands Tribunal allowed the Company's appeal resulting a substantial reduction in the rateable value of the electricity generation, transmission and distribution undertaking which serves the whole of Hong Kong Island.  Read more

Guy Roots QC, planning and environtmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Compensation for Compulsory Purchase in the Cayman Islands

In a decision given on 24th November 2009 in Concept Ltd v The National Roads Authority, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has given the first authoritative interpretation of the local law of compensation for the compulsory purchase of land, aligning it closely with established English law. Read more

FTB Remains as the Only Top Planning, Environmental and Licensing Set in Chambers and Partners 2010

FTB is delighted to see that we have retained and improved our positions in the rankings in the Chambers & Partners 2009/2010 edition in the major fields of planning, environmental and licensing.  Read more

Mark Westmoreland Smith, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Recession-proof Housing Schemes

The public inquiry into three competing urban extensions to Daventry has been closed in writing after 36 sitting days over a six month period. The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has announced his intention to issue his decision in April 2010. Read more

Craig Howell Williams QC, planning, environment and public law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Craig Howell Williams QC Appointed to RICS Planning Mediation Panel

FTB is delighted to be able to inform you that Craig Howell Williams QC has been appointed to the newly formed RICS Planning Mediation Panel.  Read more

James Pereira is Environment / Planning Junior of the Year 2010

FTB is delighted to announce that James Pereira has been awarded the Environment/Planning Junior of the Year at the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2009. Read more

Richard Honey, public and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

First Olympics CPO Compensation Case Reaches Tribunal

Richard Honey has appeared for the London Development Agency in the first compensation claim to reach the Lands Tribunal arising from the London Development Agency (Lower Lea Valley, Olympics and Legacy) Compulsory Purchase Order 2005. Read more

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