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Jeremy Phillips QC
It has recently been announced on the website of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that a very substantial proposed acquisition and associated reverse takeover involving a new listing application relating to the parent company of one of London’s elite casinos, Les Ambassadeurs, has been terminated.    Over the last nine months, barristers and leading gambling law specialists Jeremy Phillips QC and...
Richard Honey
The Government has published the Business and Planning Bill 2019-21.  The Bill contains in Part 3 proposed legislation to address some of the consequences of the covid-19 outbreak, including the modification of conditions relating to construction working hours and the extension of the duration of planning permissions.  Richard Honey was instructed by MHCLG Legal Advisers to advise on these...
Sutton Trust
Francis Taylor Building is pleased to be working in partnership with The Sutton Trust on its Pathways to Law Programme. The Programme, delivered in collaboration with universities across England, selects highly able 16-18 year olds from less advantaged backgrounds and provides them with a range of opportunities to further their legal education. We are committed to taking positive action to...
Meyric Lewis
The London Parks and Gardens Trust, a rule 6 party in the forthcoming inquiry into the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre call-in inquiry, is seeking a declaration in a judicial review that regulation 64(2) of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations 2017 fails properly to transpose the requirements of article 9a of Directive 2011/92/EU (as amended by Directive 2014/52/EU) on...
Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC
R(Holborn Studios) v LB Hackney [2020] EWHC 1509 (Admin), Dove J Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC represented LB Hackney in this challenge to the grant of planning permission for the redevelopment of Holborn Studios.  Dove J considered the disclosure requirements for viability information provided in the course of a planning application in the light of updated guidance in the NPPG and held that it...
Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC
R(QM Developments) v Warrington BC [2020] EWHC 1511 (Admin), Dove J. The High Court has decided that an informative added to a CLEUD, relating to requirements in a land remediation condition which had not been complied with, could not be challenged by way of judicial review.  Dove J accepted the argument of Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC for Warrington BC that the ability of the Claimant to appeal...
Craig Howell Williams QC
Meyer Homes appealed against the decision of The Royal Borough of Greenwich to refuse an application for planning permission for the construction of a 27 storey building (1,056sqm of commercial floorspace at ground and first floor, 206 residential units at upper floors) and the construction of buildings between 9 and 16 storeys (1,793sqm of commercial floorspace at ground floor and 598...
Melissa
The Secretary of State has refused permission for 771 houses and flats (including 40% affordable) in an Opportunity Area in Greenwich because of the scheme’s design failures and associated conflict with the aims and vision of the Royal Borough’s Charlton Riverside Supplementary Planning Document. The applicant’s scheme, designed by SimpsonHaugh, proposed the erection of 11 buildings over two...
Morag Ellis QC
Chambers is delighted with the announcement today by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York of the appointment of Morag Ellis QC as Dean of the Arches and Auditor.  The Dean of the Arches (Province of Canterbury) and Auditor (Province of York) is the most senior ecclesiastical judge in England and as Master of the Faculties is responsible for the regulation of the notarial profession in England...
James Pereira QC
The Deputy President of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), Martin Rodger QC and Diane Martin MRICS FAAV have handed down judgment in a CAAD appeal by Leech Homes. The Tribunal rejected Leech Homes’ argument that a residential scheme of approximately 135 dwellings was appropriate alternative development (AAD) for land acquired by the Council for the purposes of constructing the Morpeth Northern...

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