News and Resources

Below is a selection of news items, case notes, articles, books and papers authored by members of Chambers. 

Below is a selection of news items, case notes, articles, books and papers authored by members of Chambers. 

Aug' 23
Securing ‘Sufficient and Adequate’ Reasons in Disciplinary Proceedings

Jeremy Phillips KC, Mark O’Brien O’Reilly,

The general importance of the duty to give reasons at common law is well known to practitioners. As Lord Brown, for example, in South Buckinghamshire District Council v Porter (No 2) [2004] 1 WLR 1953 explained, the reasons for a decision must, inter alia, “be intelligible and they must be adequate. 

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Jun' 23
Mark Hill KC and Simon Lee: State, Churches and Chancel Repairs – Twenty Years On

Mark Hill KC,

Twenty years ago today, on 26 June 2003, each of the five Law Lords in Aston Cantlow v Wallbank [2004] 1 AC 546 gave separate, detailed opinions on a matter at the cusp of public law and private law. 

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Apr' 23
Three Years, Six Ministers and One White Paper

Gerald Gouriet KC,

The Racing Post headline this afternoon neatly reminds us of how long we have had to wait for the government’s White Paper on gambling reform. It was published today with the resounding title – “High Stakes: Gambling Reform for the Digital Age”.  Whether it delivers all that it promises, or promised when it was announced in 2020, remains to be seen.  

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Jun' 21
Problems With Late Renewal of Taxi Driver’s Licences

It is sometimes said that if a taxi (hackney carriage) driver outside London applies to renew his driver’s licence, but the licensing authority fails to determine his application before the licence expires, he must stop working as a taxi driver until the authority makes a decision. A recent taxi-licensing appeal in Nottingham Crown Court suggests that the issue may not always be so clear-cut.

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Apr' 21
The Gambling Act Review

An article published in IMGL Magazine, Spring 2021.

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Sep' 20
Uber London Limited v Transport for London

Gerald Gouriet KC, Charles Holland,

Uber has 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. 

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