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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.

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First Case Against a Pubwatch Scheme to be Taken to the High Court

A claimant has been granted permission to challenge at the High Court a decision made by the Haverhill Pubwatch Scheme, which saw him excluded from all licensed premises in the town of Haverhill, Suffolk. Read more

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

Important High Court Enforcement Case

An advertising company judicially reviewed action taken by Lambeth LBC to remove an unlawful advertisement.  Read more

Paul Hardy Appointed to Counsel

Chambers congratulate Paul Hardy, door tenant and former Member of Chambers, on his appointment to the senior position of Counsel for European Legislation at the House of Commons. Paul takes up his appointment on 9 February 2009. Read more

Roy Vandermeer QC Recognised in the New Year Honours List

FTB is delighted that former member of Chambers Roy Vandermeer QC received an OBE in the New Year Honours. Mr. Vandermeer received his OBE for voluntary service to the community in Hertfordshire. Read more

Champagne Awarded for Correct Christmas Quiz Answers

In accordance with our commitment to achieve carbon neutrality and in order to support charitable causes, FTB sent their Christmas greetings by email and gave the money saved to the Access to Justice Foundation. For a little festive fun we also attached a quiz. Read more

Gregory Jones QC

High Court Quashes NE Confirmation of Suffolk Coast SSSI

The High Court has quashed the decision of Natural England to confirm part of a SSSI on the Suffolk coast. Read more

FTB Has Achieved Top Ranking Within the Recent Edition of Chambers UK

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

Secretary of State Approves Snoasis Development

The Secretary of State has given her final approval to the Snoasis development at Great Blakenham, near Ipswich. Read more

FTB Remains as the Only Top Planning, Environmental and Licensing Set

FTB is highly ranking in Chambers & Partners 2008-2009 edition in the major fields of planning, environmental and licensing. It is the only set to achieve that hat-trick. We also show strongly in administrative and public law, local government, energy and health & safety. Read more