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New Tenants

Juan Lopez

It is with great pleasure that we announce the arrival of our new tenants. Harry Spurr and Juan Lopez are joining us with immediate effect as full tenants and Darren Abrahams has become a door tenant to reinforce our European links.

Harry Spurr was called to the Bar in 2001 and was previously practising in Bristol. He has an established planning, local government and licensing practice with a particular emphasis in the West Country. He acts for a range of public and private sector clients representing, for example, English Heritage at the Exeter Custom House inquiry, and more recently promoting the Didcot urban extension in South Oxfordshire. His local government and licensing practice ranges from highways and statutory nuisance, to applications and appeals under the 2003 Licensing Act.

Juan Lopez has accepted our invitation to join Chambers on completion of his pupilage. He has already established his own planning, local government and licensing practice, having acted for a range of public and private sector clients in his own name.

He has advised and acted for regulatory authorities and individual clients on all forms of licensable activities, including liquor and entertainment, late night refreshment, betting and gaming and street trading.

Darren Abrahams is a member of Steptoe and Johnson L.L.P working from its Brussels office. He is a practicing member of the Bar and an Avocat established at the Brussels Bar. His practice is focused on European environmental and life sciences law and encompasses advocacy before the EU institutions, including the European Courts of Justice. As a former pupil in Chambers we are delighted to formalize our continuing relationship with Darren as part of our increasing European and Human Rights practice.

Please contact Paul Coveney, our Senior Clerk, if you would like to know more about any of the above. If you are in Chambers, I hope that you will have the opportunity to meet them.