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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.

David Matthias QC
Charles Streeten

United Trade Action Group v Transport for London & Transopco UK Ltd (as Interested Party)

On a renewed oral application for permission, the United Trade Action Group (‘UTAG’ - a body representing the interests of the hackney carriage trade) was given permission by Mrs Justice LANG to judicially review the decision of TfL to grant a Private Hire Operator’s Licence to Transopco UK Ltd whose private hire drivers work off a smartphone  ride-hailing app called FREENOW Read more

Jeremy Phillips QC

Jeremy Phillips QC Appointed to Sport Resolutions’ Mediator and Development Arbitrator Panels

Chambers is pleased to announce that Jeremy Phillips QC has been appointed to Sport Resolutions’ Mediator and Development Arbitrator panels. Read more

Sutton Trust

FTB Runs Virtual Work Experience With The Sutton Trust

FTB members are today welcoming 12 students on the Sutton Trust’s Pathways to Law programme to chambers (virtually) for a work experience insight day. The school students are all high achievers from underrepresented backgrounds with an interest in law. They will participate in a mock licensing hearing, undertake a masterclass on how to read and understand a public law court judgment, and will hear from a panel of members about life at FTB and routes to the Bar. Read more

Sarah Sackman
Conor Fegan

High Court Hears Challenge to Birmingham Street Trading Policy

Over the course of the last two days, the High Court has heard argument in a case that involves a challenge to the newly adopted Birmingham Street Trading Policy.  The challenge is brought by two street traders, who have traded in Birmingham City Centre for over forty years. Read more

Charles George QC

Lambeth Awards 2021: Charles George QC awarded the Canterbury Cross for services to the Church of England

Chambers is delighted that Charles George QC has been awarded the Canterbury Cross for services to the Church of England “for his unique contribution to the application and development of ecclesiastical law”.  Read more

Pavlos Eleftheriadis

Offshore Wind Farms - Professor Pavlos Eleftheriadis Advises the Greek Wind Energy Association

Professor Pavlos Eleftheriadis, a barrister at Francis Taylor Building and expert in planning and EU law was instructed by the Greek Wind Energy Association to advise in the law of maritime spatial plans, the law of state aid and the law of public procurement, with a view to proposing an optimal regulatory framework for offshore wind. Read more

Charles Streeten

High Court Quashes Inspector’s Decision Allowing Conversion of Industrial Warehouse to Flats

The High Court yesterday handed down judgment in London Borough of Hackney v Secretary of State [2021] EWHC 720 (Admin). Read more

Jeremy Phillips QC

Government’s Protect Duty - Consultation: Jeremy Phillips QC to Provide Legal Perspective in Online Discussion of Key Figures Hosted by the Association of Security Consultants

Jeremy Phillips QC has been invited to join a panel of experts from government and industry in an online debate on Monday 29 March regarding the Government’s Protect Duty consultation. Read more

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Planning Law Survey 2021 - Counsel of Choice

14 silks and 13 juniors named in Planning magazine's Planning Law Survey 2021.   Read more

Richard Honey QC
Conor Fegan

Permission to Challenge Export Financing Decision for Mozambique LNG Facility Refused on the Papers

Mrs Justice Lang has refused permission on the papers to bring a judicial review claim challenging the decision of the United Kingdom Government to provide up to USD 1.15 billion export finance in relation to the USD 20 billion Area 1 liquefied natural gas facility in Mozambique. Read more

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