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.
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
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. Read more
Francis Taylor Building is delighted that the Lord Chancellor has recommended Gregory Jones be appointed Queen's Counsel. Read more
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
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
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
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
In Morge (FC) v Hampshire County Council  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