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.
The Secretary of State has consented to judgment in a challenge to her inspector's decision on objections made to harbour dues pursuant to section 31 of the Harbours Act 1964. The case concerned dues for the use of two commercial wharfs at Langstone Harbour. Read more
Brent London Borough Council v. Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Ashia Centur Limited  EWHC 1991 (Admin) Read more
The enactment of the Human Rights Act 1998 has opened up new challenges for British public law. The courts have responded with a careful analysis of the Act and the Strasbourg case law, but questions about the nature and scope of these rights remain. Read more
Francis Taylor Building is delighted to announce that Cain Ormondroyd and Thomas Cross have accepted invitations to join Chambers. They join us on 1st October 2008, after successfully completing a 12 month pupillage with us. Read more
The two major planning applications for the 2012 Olympics went before the planning committee on the evening of 14th August 2007 and were approved subject to reference to the Mayor and DCLG and finalisation of the s.106 obligation and other details. Read more
Following a two-week public inquiry, an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State has upheld an appeal by West Coast Energy against the decision of Derbyshire Dales District Council to refuse planning permission for a wind farm at Carsington, near Matlock. Read more