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London Legal Support Trust
Chambers is delighted to have so far raised £1900 for the London Legal Support Trust which includes a £750 donation from Chambers. A Chambers team of members, pupils and staff – Andrew Tait QC, Craig Howell Williams QC, Ned Westaway, Isabella Tafur, Merrow Golden, Michael Feeney (Pupil), Mark O’Brien O’Reilly (Pupil), Paul Coveney, Molly Dumbelton, Danny Hurford and Katie Briton - took part in...
Morag Ellis QC
Morag Ellis QC, Dean of the Arches and Auditor, will speak to the Ecclesiastical Law Society on "Clean and green - law and the Carbon neutral Church." This event takes place on 4 November while the UK is hosting COP26 in Glasgow. This is a revised and updated version of the lecture delivered by Morag Ellis in September. Morag has also recently published a blog piece on chambers’ Environmental Law...
Kate Olley
We are pleased to announce that Kate Olley, formerly of Landmark Chambers, is joining Francis Taylor Building as a tenant with immediate effect.   KateOlleyNews.jpg Kate was called in 1999 and is a highly experienced planning and public law practitioner.  She has been a CEDR-accredited mediator since 2005. In her planning work Kate acts for both developers and...
Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC
The High Court has this afternoon granted an urgent interim injunction to TfL against Persons Unknown and certain named Defendants who have previously been arrested at Insulate Britain protests. The injunction granted by Mrs Justice May (following an application presented by Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC and Charles Forrest) prevents, among other things, blocking the highway at 14 locations which are...
Michael Humphries QC
The High Court (Dove J) has handed down judgment in EFW Group Limited v SSBEIS [2021] EWHC 2697 (Admin) – see here.  The challenge was to the decision of the Secretary of State to make the Wheelabrator Kemsley K3 Generating Station Order 2021, granting consent for the extension to an energy from waste (EfW) project, K3, but withholding consent for a new EfW project, Wheelebrator Kemsley North (...
Meyric Lewis
Haringey Council has been authorised by the Secretary of State to confirm the London Borough of Haringey (Tangmere and Northolt) Compulsory Purchase Order 2021 following withdrawal of all objections after the scheduling of an inquiry. The purpose of the Order is to allow the demolition of two blocks of flats on the Broadwater Farm Estate in Tottenham which had become structurally unsafe with age...
Michael Rhimes
FTB is delighted to announce that Michael Rhimes and Flora Curtis have accepted invitations to join Chambers. Michael and Flora each completed a 12 month pupillage with us and join as tenants today, Wednesday 6 October 2021. Michael Rhimes MichaelRhimesBarrister.jpg Michael was called to the Bar in 2019 and completed Pupillage under the supervision of Melissa...
Richard Honey QC
Mr Justice Cavanagh has refused permission on the papers to bring a judicial review claim challenging the alleged failure of the United Kingdom Government to take practical and effective measures to tackle climate change and comply with the Paris Agreement. The challenge was brought by Plan B Earth and four individual claimants. It raised a number of grounds relating to the Paris Agreement and...
Meyric Lewis
The London Historic Parks and Gardens Trust, known popularly as the London Gardens Trust, has launched a challenge to the Minister of State’s decision dated 29 July 2021 to grant planning permission for the United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in Victoria Tower Gardens, a Registered Park and Garden immediately to the south of the Grade I listed Houses of Parliament and...
Gary Grant
In what is believed to be a sector first, today sees the national launch of a 50-page report covering the COVID-19 related legislative changes which affected the hospitality sector, from the start of restrictions to Step 4 of the Roadmap and the full re-opening of hospitality in July 2021. Authored by licensing barrister Gary Grant of Francis Taylor Building and Andy Grimsey, partner at licensing...

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