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.
Richard Honey has been appointed as the Ministerial Planning Decisions Editor of the Journal of Planning and Environment Law (JPL) with effect from the first issue of 2010. Read more
The Supreme Court has granted permission to Mr Lewis to appeal against the Court of Appeal's controversial decision on prescriptive acquisition of rights, in the context of the Commons Act 2006. The hearing will take place in the week beginning 18th January 2010. Read more
The Court of Appeal has granted permission to apply for judicial review of a grant of planning permission, by Carlisle City Council, for a freight storage and distribution facility at Carlisle airport. Read more
In a decision given on 30th November 2009 in Hong Kong Electric Company Ltd v Commissioner of Rating and Valuation, after a hearing of 19 days, the Hong Kong Lands Tribunal allowed the Company's appeal resulting a substantial reduction in the rateable value of the electricity generation, transmission and distribution undertaking which serves the whole of Hong Kong Island. Read more
In a decision given on 24th November 2009 in Concept Ltd v The National Roads Authority, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has given the first authoritative interpretation of the local law of compensation for the compulsory purchase of land, aligning it closely with established English law. Read more
FTB is delighted to see that we have retained and improved our positions in the rankings in the Chambers & Partners 2009/2010 edition in the major fields of planning, environmental and licensing. Read more
The public inquiry into three competing urban extensions to Daventry has been closed in writing after 36 sitting days over a six month period. The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has announced his intention to issue his decision in April 2010. Read more
FTB is delighted to be able to inform you that Craig Howell Williams QC has been appointed to the newly formed RICS Planning Mediation Panel. Read more
FTB is delighted to announce that James Pereira has been awarded the Environment/Planning Junior of the Year at the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2009. Read more