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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.

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Merrow Golden

A38 Derby Junctions DCO Quashed

The grant of a Development Consent Order approving a major junction improvement scheme on the A38 in Derby has been quashed pursuant to a consent order. Read more

Sutton Trust

FTB Participates in Sutton Trust Pathways to Law National Summer Conference

For the second year in a row, FTB members are speaking at the Sutton Trust's Pathways to Law programme National Summer Conference. Today, members are participating in a virtual networking session for sixth form students from across the country who are interested in pursuing further education and a career in the legal sector.  Further details regarding FTB's partnership with the Sutton Trust, and its other access initiatives, can be found here.    Read more

George Mackenzie

Court of Appeal Clarifies Scope of Reg. 38(7)

The Court of Appeal has clarified the scope and operation of reg. 38(7) of the Valuation Tribunal for England (Council Tax and Rating Appeals) (Procedure) Regulations 2009 in two conjoined appeals from the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber). Read more

George Mackenzie

Court of Appeal Confirms Approach Taken in St Anselm to Breach of Conditions

In Royale Parks v SSHCLG [2021] EWCA Civ 1101 the Court of Appeal has confirmed that the approach (to breaches of planning conditions on part of an area of land that benefits from planning permission) taken by Sullivan J (as he was) in St Anselm v First Secretary of State [2003] EWHC 1592 (Admin) was correct, notwithstanding the reservations expressed in that judgment by Sullivan J.  Read more

Gary Grant

14 New Premises Licences Granted for Restaurants and Bars at Borough Yards in Southwark Council Cumulative Impact Zone

Southwark Council has granted 14 new Premises Licences for all the restaurants and bars at Borough Yards, London, in the heart of Southwark’s Cumulative Impact Zone.  Read more

Ned Westaway

New Court of Appeal Judgment on Public Nuisance and the Dedication of Rights of Way

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal in Garland and Salaman v SSEFRA [2021] EWCA Civ 1098, a challenge to a decision to ‘upgrade’ a footpath to a bridleway by way of a definitive map modification order under s.53 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Read more

Meyric Lewis

Revocation Order Compensation Liability Avoided by Late JR of Planning Permission

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council has avoided liability for compensation for the effects of a rare “revocation order” made by them to revoke a planning permission granted in error for residential development by launching a Councillor-led judicial review of the grant after the revocation order proceedings had commenced. Read more

Rebecca Clutten

Surrey Quays Station CPO Confirmed

The Department for Transport has confirmed the Transport for London (Surrey Quays Station) CPO 2020. The Order makes provision for the acquisition of land to enable the construction of a new station entrance for Surrey Quays Overground station, together with step-free access and other station improvements. The delivery of the enhancements works are a key part of TfL's East London Line improvement programme. Read more

Richard Honey QC
Jonathan Welch

Successful Pro Bono Judicial Review to Protect SEN School

The High Court has today handed down judgment in R (G) v Thanet District Council & Anor [2021] EWHC 2026 (Admin), a judicial review brought to protect the interests of pupils at a Special Educational Needs school in Kent on grounds including apparent bias, unlawful delegation and inadequate assessment. Read more

Sarah Sackman
Merrow Golden

Challenge to Parole Board’s Refusal to Grant Release Dismissed

Mr Justice Jacobs has dismissed a judicial review challenge to the Parole Board’s decision to refuse a prisoner’s release in circumstances where that prisoner has continued to maintain his innocence in relation to the crime he was convicted of. Read more