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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.

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

Planning Implications of Use of Waste in Agriculture

On 24 March 2010, an inspector dismissed an appeal made by a landowner by which he sought to establish that importation and spreading of organic waste onto agricultural land amounted to an agricultural operation and therefore did not require planning permission. Read more

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

Money Paid Under a Mistake of Law Not Recoverable Where the Payment Would Have Been Made in any Event

In an unusual and illuminating case on mistake, HHJ Worster sitting in the Birmingham County Court had to consider the guidance of the House of Lords in Kleinwort Benson v Lincoln City Council[1]. Read more

Gregory Jones QC

Chambers is Pleased to Announce that Gregory Jones has been Awarded Silk

Francis Taylor Building is delighted that the Lord Chancellor has recommended Gregory Jones be appointed Queen's Counsel. Read more

Cain Ormondroyd, public and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Cain Ormondroyd Appointed to Attorney General's C Panel

FTB is delighted to announce that Cain Ormondroyd has been appointed to the Attorney General's C Panel of approved counsel. This appointment lasts for 5 years. Read more

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

RICS Mediation Panel Appointment

Craig Howell Williams QC has been appointed to the RICS General Panel of Mediators. Craig is already a member of the RICS Planning and Environment Mediation Panel. Read more

Gregory Jones QC

R.(On the Application of Garner) v Elbridge BC [2011] EWHC 86 (Admin)

The High Court refused to quash the decision to grant planning permission for a controversial redevelopment of a site opposite Hampton Court Palace.  Read more

New Appointment to Church Legal Advisory Commission

Charles Mynors has recently been invited to be a member of the Legal Advisory Commission of the General Synod of the Church of England.  Read more

Gregory Jones QC

Tree Protection Order Confirmed Unfairly

Wilkson Properties Ltd v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea [2010] EWHC 3274 (QB)7 Read more

Charles Mynors Wins Listed Building Case in Court of Appeal

Charles Mynors appeared in 2010 for Ashford Borough Council, in the Canterbury County Court (sitting at Chatham), which was seeking to resist an application by the owners of an 18th century cottage that had been listed by the Secretary of State in 1979 as a building of special architectural or historic interest.   Read more

Sarah Sackman, public, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Gregory Jones QC

Supreme Court Makes New Law in Relation to Disturbance of European Protected Species

In Morge (FC) v Hampshire County Council [2011] UKSC 2, the Supreme Court (Lord Kerr dissenting) dismissed Mrs Morge's appeal, with the result that works on Phase 1A of the South East Hampshire Rapid Transit Scheme can be completed. Read more