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Gregory Jones QC
Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education amenable to judicial review The Court of Appeal (Pill, Moore-Bick, Richards LJJ) has held in Siborurema v Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education [2007] EWCA Civ 1365; The Times 10 January 2008 that the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (‘OIA'), the ‘designated operator' of the students'...
Secretary of State for Transport makes Harbour Revision Order in respect of the Port of Weston, paving the way to refurbishment and revitalisation of that harbour. The Secretary of State for Transport has decided to make a Harbour Revision Order confirming Westlink Holdings Limited (in place of the British Waterways Board) as the harbour authority for the historic Port of Weston, adjacent to the...
Charles Mynors, the author of the leading textbook The Law of Trees, Forests and Hedgerows, has accepted an invitation to be Chairman of the Complaints Appeal Board of the Institute of Chartered Foresters. The second edition of his book will be published following the enactment of the Planning Bill currently going through Parliament, and the making of the tree preservation regulations...
Robin Purchas QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
The Court of Appeal has ruled in M A Holdings Limited v. George Wimpey UK Limited [2008] EWCA Civ 12 that the definition of an appellant for the purposes of CPR Part 52 is not limited to a party that was involved in the proceedings in the court below. The Court held that a developer, whose land was allocated for residential development in a local plan, was entitled to appeal the decision of the...
Francis Taylor Building opened its doors to the public on Saturday and Sunday 19th and 20th January as part of the Temple Open Weekend. The Open Weekend was organised by the Inner and Middle Temple, two separate institutions which were jointly granted the freehold of the Temple lands in 1608 by James I. In order to maintain their rights to the land, they must jointly accommodate and educate legal...
Douglas Edwards QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
An Inspector has allowed an appeal made by the Port of London Authority and London River Services (a subsidiary of Transport of London) against an enforcement notice issued by the City of Westminster concerning the use of Temple Pier. Part of Temple Pier is used by a leisure/party boat operator as a embarkation and disembarkation points and to moor its vessels when not in use. Westminster City...
Richard Honey, public and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Richard Honey is currently advising the Shadow DEFRA team (Peter Ainsworth MP, Greg Barker MP and Lord Taylor of Holbeach) on the Climate Change Bill, which recently entered the committee stage in the House of Lords. Richard has also drafted a number of amendments to the Bill, which are intended to strengthen the Bill's requirements for tackling climate change. Richard also recently advised...
In January 2007, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea served two trial enforcement notices on Transport for London in respect of CCTV cameras, poles and cabinets erected by Transport for London on roads for which RBKC are the highway authority. By decision letter of 4 December 2007 TfL's appeals have now been allowed and the enforcement notices quashed. The Inspector found that the...
Jeremy Phillips, planning and licensing barrister at Francis Taylor Building
We are delighted that Simon Mehigan QC and Jeremy Phillips have successfully completed the CEDR mediation course. This means that they now join our Arbitration and Mediation Unit, led by Sir Michael Harrison, recently retired from the High Court and supported by members of Chambers who are accredited as mediators or arbitrators including Robin Purchas QC, Craig Howell Williams and Richard Glover...
An inquiry into a major new motorway standard service area at Drumbridges, South Devon, has sparked a report in the local paper. Jonathan Milner, barrister for the developers, Arnold White Estates and WBB Minerals, faced Saira Kabir Sheikh, barrister for Teignbridge Council, which has refused planning consent for the complex. For further information please click on the link to thisissouthdevon.co...

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