FTB is delighted to announce that Esther Drabkin-Reiter and Conor Fegan have accepted invitations to join Chambers. Esther and Conor each completed a 12 month pupillage with us and join as tenants today, Tuesday 1 October 2019.
Esther completed here pupillage under the supervision of Suzanne Ornsby QC, John Jolliffe and Ned Westaway.
Esther's recent experience includes acting as sole counsel for local residents and businesses as a Rule 6 party in a nine day called-in planning inquiry into an appeal against a refusal of planning permission for mixed use development including 499 residential units; acting as junior counsel to Rebecca Clutten for the Appellant in a four day planning inquiry into an appeal against an Enforcement Notice issued by a London borough alleging unlawful development in the Green Belt; acting as sole counsel for local residents as a Rule 6 party in a three day planning inquiry into an appeal against an Enforcement Notice issued by a London borough in respect of a Deliveroo Editions site.
Conor completed his pupillage under the supervision of Suzanne Ornsby QC, Philip Petchey and Richard Honey.
Conor's recent experience includes acting as sole counsel for a local residents' group in a three-day enforcement hearing into a ground (a) appeal against an anerobic digester located in the open countryside which raises a number of complex points of planning and environmental law; acting as junior counsel to Saira Kabir Sheikh QC for the claimant in a judicial review against the grant of planning permission for redevelopment consisting of a change of use from a health centre to a convenience store (R (Patel) v Dacorum Borough Council CO/209/2019); and acting as junior counsel to Richard Honey to draft representations objecting to a number of major infrastructure projects in Northern Ireland, including the A5 Western Transport Corridor, the A6 Dualling Scheme and Lough Neagh Sand Dredging. Conor is also instructed as sole counsel by an interested party to defend an upcoming judicial review against the grant of planning permission for a mixed-use, residential-led development which is located within a World Heritage Site (R (Walker) v Bath and North East Somerset Council (CO/2072/2019).
Esther and Conor welcome instructions to act individually or as a part of a team across all of Chambers’ practice areas.
If you would like to discuss Esther's or Conor's experience, availability or fees, please contact Paul Coveney, Senior Clerk, 020 7427 1847.