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With effect from 1 April 2006, Charles George QC has been appointed to the Provincial Panels for Canterbury and York as a Chairman of Bishops' Disciplinary Tribunals, established under the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003, to hear complaints of misconduct against priests and deacons at diocesan level. In addition nominated chairmen may be appointed to chair the provincial court of the Vicar-General...
WYCHAVON DISTRICT COUNCIL v RAFFERTY & ORS (2006) CA (Civ Div) (Sir Andrew Morritt C, Tuckey LJ, Sir Peter Gibson) 27/4/2006 Wychavon District Council had obtained an injunction preventing Gypsies and Travellers from occupying a site in their district without first obtaining planning permission. The injunction was breached and the Gypsies moved onto the site and began using it for residential...
Hereward Phillpot QC, planning and environmental barrister at Francis Taylor Building
The Inquiry into the proposed Thames Gateway Bridge - from Beckton to Thamesmead - (which considered three planning applications, and bridge, side roads, tolling and compulsory purchase orders) closed on 3 May 2006 after sitting for 89 days. The Promoters, Transport for London were represented by Charles George QC and Timothy Comyn of these Chambers, instructed by Rees & Freres, and Hereward...
A recent decision of the High Court has wide ranging implications for highway authorities responsible for bridges over rivers that are prone to flooding. In R (Robinson) v Torridge DC and Devon County Council [2006] EWHC 877 (Admin), the claimant's house beside the river Torridge in Devon suffered regular flooding. He alleged that this was caused by the arches of a nearby bridge that restricted...
Richard Honey, public and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Camden Council's licensing panel has reduced the application made by IMG and English Heritage for an entertainment licence for its summer picnic concerts at Kenwood House. IMG were seeking a licence for 10 concerts, with only one weekend without any concert, and 9,000 attendees. After hearing evidence and argument on behalf of local residents, the panel decided to limit the licence to 8 concerts...
Professor Maria Lee, who is a Professor of Law at University College London as well as a member of FTB's academic panel, has been appointed a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Protection. The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution is an independent standing body established in 1970 to advise the Queen, the Government, Parliament and the public on environmental issues. The...

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