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Isabella Tafur
The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in R(on the application of Wingfield) v Canterbury City Council [2020] EWHC 1975 (Admin). The case concerned two applications to re-open the refusal of permission to appeal pursuant to CPR 52.30 in two separate cases relating to the grant of planning permission for housing development in Canterbury. The Claimant had challenged those decisions by...
We are delighted to announce that the annual FTB Kingsland Cup and Prize Moot competition is now open to teams of undergraduate, GDL, LPC and BPTC students. With moots covering European, environmental and public law, the competition will take place over three rounds. The first round sees entrants judged on their skeleton arguments, with the top-scoring teams appearing at the semi-final in London...
Merrow Golden
This DMMO application concerned a historical public footpath in Middle Rasen, Lincolnshire.  The underlying section 53 application was made back on 5 August 1987.  Whilst the order-making authority determined to make the order on 2 September 1988, the order was not, in fact, made until almost 30 years later, on 12 June 2017.  The order-making authority also chose not to support the order’s...
George Mackenzie
The High Court has dismissed a s.288 application in respect of an Inspector’s decision to dismiss a s.195 appeal against an LPA’s non-determination of an application for a CLOPUD which sought the certification of the lawfulness of the use of land as “touring caravan site for the siting of touring caravans including as a person’s sole or main place of residence.”   The land in question benefitted...
Juan Lopez
The Secretary of State has directed his recovery of an appeal made against the June 2020 decision of Medway Council to refuse outline planning permission for the regeneration of part of Rainham, Kent. The appeal scheme, which includes up to 1250 dwellings, is due to be considered at public inquiry in February 2021, by virtual platform. Housing, sustainability and inclusive community issues...
Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore
Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore and George Bartlett have been included on The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Database and can be appointed to arbitrate disputes under LCIA rules.  The LCIA is one of the world’s leading international institutions for commercial dispute resolution.  It has access to the most eminent and experienced arbitrators, mediators and experts from many...
Douglas Edwards QC
A Planning Inspector has closed the public inquiry into the called-in application for a national memorial to the Holocaust, and an associated underground learning centre proposed to be located at Victoria Tower Gardens, next to the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. The inquiry was held on a virtual platform and was the longest and most complex inquiry that PINS has hosted remotely. The inquiry...
Charles Merrett
The High Court has granted permission to judicially review the decision of Mid Suffolk District Council to grant outline planning permission for the erection of up to 300 dwellings and associated development in Woolpit. The grounds of challenge relate to policies being ‘out-of-date’ and the approach to emerging plans.  The adopted development plan documents for Mid Suffolk are comprised of the...
George Mackenzie
The Lands Tribunal has held that it does have the power to strike out proceedings for abuse of process pursuant to rule 8(3)(c) of the Tribunal Procedure (Upper Tribunal) (Lands Chamber) Rules 2010 (“the 2010 Rules”).  Rule 8(3)(c) provides that “The Tribunal may strike out the whole or a part of the proceedings if…the Tribunal considers there is no reasonable prospect of the case of the...
Jeremy Phillips, planning and licensing barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Leading licensing and disciplinary law specialist, Jeremy Phillips QC, is celebrating being made an International Master of Gaming Law by the Las Vegas-based IMGL. The association’s global membership includes the most well-known gaming lawyers and operators in North America and Europe. Past conferences have been held in Copenhagen, Dublin, Peru, San Francisco, New York, San Diego, the U.S. Virgin...

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