No Proportionality Assessment in Private Sector Possession Claims
The Supreme Court has today issued a landmark ruling which decisively prevents residential tenants and other occupiers in the private sector from raising article 8 defences to possession proceedings brought ...
Ashley Underwood QC instructed in Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry in Northern Ireland
Ashley Underwood QC has been instructed on behalf of a Core Participant in the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry in Northern Ireland. The Inquiry is about to commence an investigation into the ...
Planning permission to redevelop Brixton’s legendary Club 414 for retail and flats was quashed by consent in the High Court yesterday by order of Mr Justice GIlbart. The planning permission, controversially ...
Council lawfully refused to consider post-enforcement notice planning application.
The High Court has refused permission for a developer to bring judicial review proceedings against South Cambridgeshire District Council’s decision to refuse to consider a planning application. The application sought ...
Proportionality is not for the Court on an application for judicial review of a local planning authority's decision to take direct action
Eastwood v The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (10/05/16)  EWCA Civ 437 Arden, Floyd, Sales LJJ David Lintott successfully appeared for the Respondent local planning authority. The Court ...
St Ives Neighbourhood Plan second homes restrictions: Cornerstone Barristers instructed in JR Challenge
Following the referendum on the St Ives Neighbourhood Plan, which received the support of 83% of residents, a representative of the development industry has challenged the decision by Cornwall Council ...
A Requiem Mass will be held for Bryan McGuire QC at St Paul the Apostle RC Church, Wood Green, London N22, on Friday 29 July 2016 at 9:30 am. The ... read more
Costs Lawyer: Right direction
David Lintott has written an article for Costs Lawyer magazine on guidance recently provided by the Court of Appeal on the destination of county court costs-only appeals. David looks at ... read more
Lost luggage, a High Court Judge and a Saudi Prince
Philip Kolvin QC discusses the issues confronting local councillors and the need for a consistent approach to standards of conduct in an interview with Bloomsbury Professional. Philip looks at two ... read more
Gerard Forlin QC speaks at ASEAN Conference on Corporate Governance and Responsibility
International lawyer Gerard Forlin QC is giving a keynote speech at this year’s ASEAN Conference: “Corporate Governance & Responsibility: Theory meets Practice” taking place in Singapore from 20-22 July 2016. ... read more
The Court of Appeal considers suspended possession orders
On Thursday, 7 July 2016 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in City West Housing Trust v Lindsey Massey; Manchester & District Housing Association v Vincent Roberts  EWCA ... read more
Dean Underwood and Clarke Willmott consider future housing law and policy at House of Lords
Yesterday afternoon, Dean Underwood joined leading solicitors and key clients Clarke Willmott LLP at the House of Lords to discuss current and future issues in housing law and policy. Dean ... read more
Judicial Review: Delegation of Functions - Principles and Recent Perspectives
Matt Hutchings of Cornerstone Barristers has written an article for Judicial Review on the delegation of functions by public bodies. The article focuses on three aspects of delegation considered in case ... read more
Brexit: Planning and the Environment Outside the EU
The UK vote to leave the European Union raises significant questions around the potential impact on our domestic legislation. EU law is deeply embedded in our planning and environmental protection ... read more
Grass roots music venues and licensing in town centres: A conversation with Philip Kolvin QC
Philip Kolvin QC discusses the difficulties facing the cultural phenomena of grass roots music venues, including the rising desire for city-centre housing, and the burden of licensing legislation, offering his ... read more
Practical Law: A view from the Bar
Mary Cook has written an article for Practical Law which considers whether a unitary authority as a landowner can enter into a section 106 agreement with itself as a local ... read more
Health + Safety at Work: Post-Brexit review could look at 'six pack' regs, lawyer predicts
Removing the EU as the originating authority on UK’s “six pack” of health and safety regulations could trigger a review process, a leading health and safety barrister has predicted. The ... read more
Estates Gazette: No end in sight...
In an article for Estates Gazette, Martin Edwards explores the key changes introduced by the Housing and Planning Act 2016 such as the duties on local authorities in relation to ... read more
Matthew Hutchings of Cornerstone Barristers appointed to Junior Counsel to the Crown A Panel
Cornerstone Barristers is pleased to announce that Matt Hutchings has been appointed to Junior Counsel to the Crown – A Panel. Matt’s appointment will last for a period of five years. To discuss ... read more
Head of Cornerstone Barristers warns of legal uncertainty ahead
Reacting to the Brexit decision, Philip Kolvin QC said: “The Brexit debate has been emotive and political. The consequences for our legal system have barely figured in it. But EU-inspired ... read more
Archbold Review: Hubble, Bubble, Fines and Trouble
In the second part of an article on the new Sentencing Council Definitive Guidelines on Health and Safety offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene offences, Gerard Forlin QC provides practical ... read more
Inside Housing: Housing associations could be vulnerable to judicial review if they refuse to sell tenants the homes they are living in under the extended Right to Buy
Inside Housing has published an article which considers a legal opinion by Kelvin Rutledge QC and Ashley Bowes. The legal opinion commissioned by Future Housing Review, states that there is ... read more
Freedom of Information Journal: Personal data in FOIA/ EIRs requests — changes and developments
Damien Welfare has authored an article for the Freedom of Information Journal which looks at the application of the personal data exemption to information requests and the potential impacts of ... read more
Wayne Beglan has authored an article for LexisPSL on the key points of interest for local government practitioners in the Queen’s Speech. In particular, Wayne looks at governance and the extent ... read more