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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.

Charles Mynors Awarded Cambridge Doctorate

Charles Mynors was recently approved by the Board of Graduate Studies of the University of Cambridge for the award of a PhD degree under the Special Regulations for his book The Law of Trees, Forests and Hedgerows. Read more

Charles Mynors was recently approved by the Board of Graduate Studies of the University of Cambridge for the award of a PhD degree under the Special Regulations for his book The Law of Trees, Forests and Hedgerows. He will receive his Doctorate in Cambri

The Court of Appeal has given judgment in what will be the leading case on the statutory test to qualify as a fit and proper person to be registered as an approved driving instructor.  Read more

Meyric Lewis, planning and judicial review barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Tower Hamlets Council and Friends of St Katharine Docks Defeat "Harmful" Redevelopment Proposals (Early Decision on the New PPS5)

In one of the first appeal decisions made under newly published PPS5, the Secretary of State has dismissed appeals against refusals of planning permission, listed building and conservation area consent for proposals to redevelop St Katharine Docks. Read more

Benington Wind Turbines Appeal dismissed: Wind Turbines Held to be Inappropriate Development in the Green Belt

This appeal was brought on behalf of the developer for a wind turbine development against the refusal of permission by East Hertfordshire District Council.  The inspector dismissed the appeal following a two week public inquiry upholding the decision of the Council. Read more

Charles Mynnors Appointed Member of Advisory Group Assisting Prince's Regeneration Trust

Charles Mynors has been appointed as a member of the Advisory Group assisting the Prince's Regeneration Trust. Read more

Robin Purchas QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Craig Howell Williams QC, planning, environment and public law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Gerald Gouriet QC, licensing barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Jeremy Pike, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Richard Honey, public and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Jeremy Phillips, planning and licensing barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Professor Pavlos Eleftheriadis, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Cain Ormondroyd, public and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

LawWorks: FTB's Proud Role in a Good Cause

Francis Taylor Building is delighted to become the first set of barristers' chambers to have joined forces with LawWorks to provide access to free legal help for individuals and community groups unable to afford legal advice or access legal aid. Read more

Rebecca Clutten, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Ned Westaway, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

FTB Pupils Win Lord Slynn of Hadley Mooting Competition

Chambers is pleased to announce that Rebecca Clutten and Ned Westaway, pupils at FTB, have won the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA) annual mooting competition.  Read more

Philip Petchey, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Village Green Registration Made Easier: Yet Another Important Decision From Oxfordshire

In an important High Court decision - R (Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Trust) v Oxfordshire County Council - HH Judge Waksman, QC has established that, for land to be eligible to be registered as a town or village green,  there is no  need to show that the majority of those who used it came from a single neighbourhood. Read more

Bristol Port Harbour Revision Order Confirmed

On 25 March 2010, the Secretary of State for Transport granted the application for  the Port of Bristol (Deep Sea Container Terminal) Harbour Revision Order.  Read more

Meyric Lewis, planning and judicial review barrister at Francis Taylor Building

FTB Triumphs in SJ Berwin Charity Planning & Environmental Quiz

FTB beat off competition from four other sets of chambers and 11 planning consultants to win SJ Berwin's Planning and Environmental quiz, held on Monday 8th March.   Read more

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