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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.

FTB Opens Its Doors to the Public

Francis Taylor Building opened its doors to the public on Saturday and Sunday 19th and 20th January as part of the Temple Open Weekend. Read more

Douglas Edwards QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

PLA Wins Important Case Concerning River Thames

An Inspector has allowed an appeal made by the Port of London Authority and London River Services (a subsidiary of Transport of London) against an enforcement notice issued by the City of Westminster concerning the use of Temple Pier. Read more

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

Climate Change Bill - Planning and Energy Bill

Richard Honey is currently advising the Shadow DEFRA team (Peter Ainsworth MP, Greg Barker MP and Lord Taylor of Holbeach) on the Climate Change Bill, which recently entered the committee stage in the House of Lords.  Read more

Congestion Charging Equipment is Not Development

In January 2007, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea served two trial enforcement notices on Transport for London in respect of CCTV cameras, poles and cabinets erected by Transport for London on roads for which RBKC are the highway authority. Read more

Jeremy Phillips, planning and licensing barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Simon Mehigan QC and Jeremy Phillips Complete CEDR Mediation Course

We are delighted that Simon Mehigan QC and Jeremy Phillips have successfully completed the CEDR mediation course. Read more

Battle Over Too Large Service Area

An inquiry into a major new motorway standard service area at Drumbridges, South Devon, has sparked a report in the local paper. Read more

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

Property Problems for Local Authorities and Their Advisers

Richard Glover and Jeremy Pike from FTB will be speaking at a CLT Conference on 'Property Problems for Local Authorities and their Advisers'. The seminar will provide guidance on all important topics and current areas of concern. Read more

Saira Kabir Sheikh is Named Young Laywer of the Year

We are proud that the Association of Muslim Lawyers (UK) has announced Saira Kabir Sheikh as the Young Lawyer of the Year. Read more

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

Ryde on Rating and the Council Tax

Jeremy Pike has joined the editorial team of 'Ryde on Rating and the Council Tax' (Butterworths LexisNexis). Read more

Douglas Edwards QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Court Orders Closure of Bridleway through BMW's Plant Oxford

District Judge Loosley, sitting at the Oxford Magistrates Court, has allowed Oxfordshire County Council's application under s.116 Highways Act 1980 to close an extensive bridleway which passes through the middle of BMW's "Plant Oxford" at Cowley, where the mini is manufactured. Read more

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