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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.

Gregory Jones QC

Costs Award in Crossrail

In what appears possibly to be a first the Crossrail Select Committee has recommended that the Secretary of State pay half the costs (engineering consultants and legal fees) incurred by AMP Limited, a mail distributor company based in Woolwich, in reaching a settlement which led to proposal AP/3 of the Crossrail Bill.  Read more

Keith Lindblom QC Announced as Highest Rated Planning Silk

We are pleased to announce that Keith Lindblom QC was announced as the Highest Rated Planning Silk 2007 in the Planning Magazine Planning Survey 2007. Read more

Alexander Booth QC, planning, infrastructure and compulsory law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Village Greens in Gloucestershire

Following a Public Inquiry, an Inspector has recommended Gloucestershire County Council refuse an application to register land at Newent as a village green. Read more

Hereward Phillpot QC, planning and environmental barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Michael Humphries QC, property development law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Stansted Airport Inquiry

Michael Humphries QC and Hereward Phillpot are currently appearing for BAA Ltd and Stansted Airport Ltd at the Read more

Land Included Within Greenbelt Boundaries in Local Plan

The High Court has held that a local authority was entitled to adopt a local plan including particular land within the green belt without having regard to key policies in Planning Policy Guidance 2. Read more

Further Planning Milestone for South Cambridgeshire

The planning inspectors' reports into the South Cambridgeshire District Council Development Control Policies Document and the Northstowe Area Action Plan have been received and both documents have been found to be sound. Read more

Gregory Jones QC

War Pension Appeal Allowed

Re Henry v. Veterans Agency Read more

Gregory Jones QC

Residents Challenge to Impose Stricter Noise Limits

A couple whose house is 100 metres from Alton Towers failed in their High Court bid to turn down the volume coming from the theme park. A deputy district judge had imposed the maximum fine of £5000 and imposed an abatement order under s.82 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Read more

Gregory Jones QC

Decision to Expel Trainee Nurse Unfair

R (on the application of Griffiths) v Lewisham College [2007] All ER (D) 297; Queens Bench Division (Administrative Court) Read more

Gregory Jones QC

Clapham Tower Wins Consent

A tower used to display advertisements at the entrance to Clapham railway station Europe's busiest railway station has won advertisement consent. The site is situated on business land adjacent to the Torelli Coffee company but surrounded by railways lines on all sides. Read more