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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.

Juan Lopez

Address to Northern Transport and Infrastructure Development Forum

Juan Lopez is delighted to be speaking at the Northern Transport and Infrastructure Development Forum as part of its annual (virtual) event on 'maximising development and growth throughout the North with improved transport and connectivity'. Read more

Michael Fry

HS2 Success in Committal Application Arising From a Persons Unknown Injunction

In an important judgment balancing the right to protest with private property rights, the High Court has imposed a six month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, upon Mr Elliott Cuciurean.   Read more

Richard Honey
Charles Streeten

Court of Appeal Rules on Interpretation of Planning Conditions

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in the case of DB Symmetry v Swindon BC [2020] EWCA Civ 1331, allowing the appeal made by the developer and supported by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.  The case deals with the approach to the interpretation of planning conditions and the lawfulness of conditions purporting to require the public to have rights of passage over roads to be constructed as part of a development. Read more

Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore

Former UK Supreme Court Justice Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore joins Francis Taylor Building

Francis Taylor Building is delighted to announce that Brian Kerr (The Right Honourable The Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore) joins Chambers as an Associate Member with immediate effect. Read more

Jonathan Welch

FTB Announces New Tenant Jonathan Welch

FTB is delighted to announce that Jonathan Welch has accepted an invitation to join Chambers with immediate effect following successful completion of a 12 month pupillage with Chambers. Read more

Annabel Graham Paul

NHS Trust Granted Permission to Challenge Refusal to Impose £1m s.106 Contribution

Sir Ross Cranston has granted permission on all grounds to the South Torbay and Devon NHS Foundation Trust to challenge the Secretary of State’s refusal to require a £1m s. 106 contribution for a large housing scheme in Newton Abbot. Read more

London Legal Support Trust

FTB Raises Over £2,000 for London Legal Support Trust

FTB members have so far raised £2,265 (£2,716.25 with gift aid) for the London Legal Support Trust for the London Legal Walk 10XChallenge, which takes place today, raising money for free legal advice charities to help those in need. Read more

Ned Westaway
Michael Brett
Hereward Phillpot QC

Permission Granted for Challenge to Norfolk Vanguard Windfarm

The High Court has granted permission for a challenge to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s decision to grant development consent for the Norfolk Vanguard windfarm, a sizeable development in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk. Read more

Andrew Tait QC
Isabella Tafur
Hereward Phillpot QC

Sizewell B Challenge Dismissed by the High Court

R (on the application of Joan Girling) v. (1) East Suffolk Council (2) EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Limited (3) NNB Generation Company (SZC) Limited [2020] EWHC 2579 (Admin). Read more

Gerald Gouriet QC
Charles Holland

Uber London Limited v Transport for London

Uber has today won its appeal against Transport for London’s refusal to renew its London PHV operator’s licence.  The Deputy Senior District Judge, sitting at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, decided that Uber London Limited is a fit and proper person to hold such a licence.  Read more