No Duty to Review Institutional Abuse or Neglect R (Deeqa Mohammed) V Local Safeguarding Board for Islington
Cobb J 27/11/2014 Administrative Court In an important test case Cobb J has found that public bodies offering safeguarding services to children are not obliged to investigate alleged institutional abuse [...]
Spring Farm Ridge, Appeal by Broadview Energy Ltd., December 2014
Successfully defended South Northamptonshire Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for a commercial scale wind farm (5 turbines, 125m to blade tip) at inquiry. The appeal was recovered by the [...]
The Borough’s Basement policy review takes another step towards adoption The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has received (2 December 2014) an eagerly awaited report from David Vickery, the [...]
Ashley Underwood QC successful in obtaining leave for judicial review in relation to Omagh Bombing.
Michael Gallagher’s long standing campaign for a cross-border investigation into the Omagh bombing has resulted in the High Court ruling that the authorities were arguably in breach of their obligations to [...] read more
Join Cornerstone Barristers at the 'Now and Next' IoL Licensing Events
The Institute of Licensing (IoL) in conjunction with Cornerstone Barristers present ‘Now & Next’ from 16th to 19th March aimed at everyone with an interest in licensing, including Licensing Officers, [...] read more
Cornerstone Newsletter: Bringing You the Latest in Legal Developments
Click here for the latest legal developments in housing law, as well as commentary, guidance on statutory developments and upcoming cases. Edited by Andrew Lane.
Pickles Overrules Inspector Over Three Norfolk Turbines
For the second time in three years proposals for a major windfarm site in Norfolk have been turned down due to impacts on the historic landscape at Upper Vaunces Farm [...] read more
Cornerstone on Antisocial Behaviour: The New Law Kuljit Bhogal
Cornerstone on Antisocial Behaviour: The New Law by Kuljit Bhogal.
Supreme Court Live: Philip Kolvin QC faces Westminster City Council regarding Soho Sex Shops Fees
Supreme Court Live: Philip Kolvin QC faces Westminster City Council regarding Soho Sex Shops Fees Philip Kolvin QC is live in the Supreme Court today, acting for a number of [...] read more
New Personal Licence Simple Form Published
Following months of uncertainty about the future of Personal Licences, the Government announced last year that it was shelving plans to abolish them altogether. However, in its Deregulation Bill (currently [...] read more
Philip Coppel QC rejoins Cornerstone
We are delighted to announce the arrival of Philip Coppel QC who joins Cornerstone Barristers from Landmark Chambers on 1 January 2015. This is something of a homecoming for Philip [...] read more
Social Housing Fraud: Tenancy Audits
Social housing fraud is an increasing problem for social landlords with approximately 107,000 social housing homes being unlawfully occupied with a value of £178 million ...
Cornerstone Double Triple Whammy at Supreme Court Today
Watch live coverage of a Supreme Court intervention which sees Kelvin Rutledge QC, Ashley Underwood QC and Catherine Rowlands acting for the Respondents, Solihull MBC and LB of Southwark in three appeals, with Bryan McGuire [...] read more
Is The Forest of Dean Megabasement PD?
Mark Lowe QC was instructed to fight off the enforcement notice issued by the Forest of Dean DC requiring the demolition of this remarkable sports centre – 2 lane 10 [...] read more
£20m fines may follow court guidance
Gerard Forlin QC is quoted in relation to the new consultation exercise.
Local Government Lawyer - Challenging HSE enforcement notices
Gerard Forlin QC and Mike Appleby explain why there is now a greater scope for challenging prohibition and improvement notices and argue that the decision wether to appeal or not is [...] read more
Martin Edwards joins Cornerstone
We are delighted to announce the arrival of Martin Edwards, a Planning and Environmental specialist who joins us from Thirty Nine Essex Street. Martin provides advocacy, strategic, tactical and legal [...] read more
New closure order provisions in ASB, Crime and Policing Act 2014 successfully pressed into action
Just a month after the new anti-social behaviour provisions came into force, they have already been pressed into action. West Midlands Police, represented by Jack Parker, today successfully obtained a [...] read more
Supreme Court upholds notice to quit principles established in Monk
Following on from the Supreme Court’s decision in Sims v Dacorum Borough Council (Respondent) and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Intervener) UKSC 63 the successful team from [...] read more
Penalty hike for health & safety - New Law Journal
Tougher sentences proposed for health and safety, food safety offences - Local Government Lawyer
Large organisations convicted of the most serious health and safety and food safety offences could face significantly increased sentences, under proposals put out for consultation by the Sentencing Guidelines Council. [...] read more