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Below is a selection of news items, case notes, articles, books and papers authored by members of Chambers.

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Michael Humphries QC, property development law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Michael Humphries QC is Made a Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple

Francis Taylor Building is delighted to announce that Michael Humphries QC has been made a Governing Bencher of the Inner Temple. Read more

Annabel Graham Paul, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Victory for Local Residents in Wind Farm Battle

Carmarthenshire County Council has rejected RES’s application for a 21-turbine wind farm, despite it being located in a Strategic Search Area, as prescribed by TAN8, and the scheme’s energy benefits being acknowledged as sizeable. Read more

Isabella Tafur, planning law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Isabella Tafur Joins FTB

FTB is delighted to announce that Isabella Tafur has accepted invitation to join Chambers. She recently completed a 12 month pupillage with us and will join as a tenant as of Monday 17th October 2011. Read more

Kingsland Cup and Prize Moot Goes Live

Hosted by FTB and sponsored by the Solicitor's Journal, the inaugural FTB Kingsland Cup Public Law mooting competition is now open to teams of undergraduate, GDL and BPTC students. Read more

Jeremy Phillips, planning and licensing barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Club Owner Ordered Personally to Pay £72,400 Legal Costs

Magistrates in Bristol have ordered former club owner, John O'Malley, to pay Bristol City Council £35,000 and Avon & Somerset Constabulary a further £37,400 as a contribution towards the legal costs incurred by each authority in contesting two appeals against the revocation of the licence attaching to his former nightclub, Panache. Read more

Gregory Jones QC

Court Holds that Extraneous Evidence Cannot be Used to Interpret Scope of CPO

 (Argos) v Birmingham City Council and Network Rail Infrastructure Limited. Read more

Gary Grant, licensing barrister at Francis Taylor Building

FTB Welcomes Gary Grant

Francis Taylor Building is delighted to announce that Gary Grant has joined Chambers - Gary, who specialises in licensing and regulatory law, joins us from Ely Place where he was head of the licensing group. Read more

FTB Nominated for Chambers Bar Awards

FTB is delighted to be nominated at the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards as Environment/Planning Set of the Year for the fifth consecutive year and Charles George QC has been nominated as Environment/Planning Silk of the Year. Read more

Guy Roots QC, planning and environtmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Craig Howell Williams QC, planning, environment and public law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Douglas Edwards QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

FTB Members Appointed as Assistant Boundary Commissioners to the Boundary Commission for England

FTB is delighted to announce that the Secretary of State has appointed Guy Roots QC, Craig Howell Williams QC and Douglas Ed Read more

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

"The Law of Compulsory Purchase"- Second Edition Published

The Second Edition of "The Law of Compulsory Purchase" by Guy Roots QC, Michael Humphries QC, Robert Fookes and James Pereira has just been published by Bloomsbury Professional. Read more

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