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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...
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 The grounds of challenge relate to policies being ‘out-of-date’ and the approach to emerging plans.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...
Alexander Booth QC
In a decision letter issued earlier this month, the Secretary of State determined to grant a Development Consent Order in respect of the Southampton to London Pipeline Project (‘the SLP’), promoted by Esso Petroleum Company (‘Esso’).  The SLP is a nationally significant infrastructure project, and when constructed will run for some 97km between the Fawley Oil Refinery near Southampton and Esso’s...
Gregory Jones QC
At a contested remote oral hearing held on 21 October 2020 the High Court granted permission for two additional grounds in a judicial review challenge to the grant of planning permission by Birmingham City Council for what would be the second tallest building in the city of Birmingham, a proposed 51 storey residential block in the city centre and in close proximity to the new HS2 station at...
Caroline Daly
Following a recent election, Caroline Daly has been elected to the Compulsory Purchase Association Management Board. Her term runs from October 2020 to October 2022. In being elected to the Board, Caroline continues a long association between chambers and the CPA. 

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