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.
Francis Taylor Building is delighted that two of its members have been selected to take silk. Read more
Westminster City Council were granted an injunction by the High Court preventing Edward Davenport from using his Mayfair property in Portland Place for any non residential purposes including commercial parties tango or pole-dancing lessons, parties, photoshoots and filming. Read more
Chambers are delighted that Philip Petchey has been appointed the Chancellor of the Diocese of Southwark. Read more
The Inspector (Miss Ruth Stockley), in her Report of 1 February 2010, has recommended Lancashire County Council (the Commons Registration Authority) to reject an application to register agricultural land at Lawson's Bridge, Scotforth, Lancaster (part of which is the proposed site of a major new retail store) as a village green. Read more
On 29 January the Court of Appeal gave judgement in the matter of Welwyn Hatfield Council v Secretary of State and Mr Alan Beesley  EWCA Civ 26. Read more
In one of the first cases after the House of Lords decision in Transport for London v Spirerose, the Lands Tribunal rejected a contention that the Pointe Gourde principle is still relevant to planning assumptions and reached important conclusions concerning the application of s16. Read more
An occupational therapist, who was struck-off the register by the Health Professions Council, has had his sanction quashed by the High Court. Read more
The Secretary of State has refused to confirm a purchase notice served by landowner affected by Crossrail. The landowner held land which was to be acquired under the Crossrail Acts for use as railway sidings however it was not required until towards the end of 2013. Read more