Cornerstone Represents Royal Borough in Traveller's Claim for Judicial Review
David Lintott, of Cornerstone Barristers, successfully appeared for the Defendant local planning authority. The Court dismissed the Claim for judicial review of a decision by the Defendant local planning authority [...]
Cornerstone Success in London Borough of Croydon "Zambrano Carers" Appeal
David Lintott of Cornerstone Barristers successfully appeared for the Respondent local authority, the London Borough of Croydon, in the 2nd of four linked appeals dealing with “Zambrano carers”. The Court of [...]
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 Government has today announced that it will not be introducing locally set licensing fees under the Licensing Act 2003. The decision will come as a bitter blow to local [...] read more
Child Abuse Inquiries - A Ticking Bomb
Those conducting investigations into historic child sexual abuse are likely to be faced with calls to comply with the investigative obligations of Article 3 ECHR. Where the investigative obligation arises [...] read more
Sweet and Maxwell Archbold Review: 'Up, Up and Away!'
Gerard Forlin QC, of Cornerstone Barristers, highlights the significance of the Sentencing Council Consultation in relation to health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food and hygiene offences. Read More
Home Affairs Select Committee Supports Kincora Claim
The Home Affairs Select Committee today published a report into the Child Abuse Inquiry in England and Wales, and said: ‘We recommend that the scope of the inquiry be extended [...] read more
On the Road: Cornerstone’s Dean Underwood to speak at Capita, CIH and Croftons' Housing Law Conferences
On 23 April 2015, Dean Underwood will be speaking at Capita’s Legal Essentials for Rent Arrears Recovery alongside valued Cornerstone Barristers clients Nick Billingham, Partner of Devonshires Solicitors and Melanie [...] read more
Cornerstone Win Care Act National Training Tender
Cornerstone is delighted to announce that it has been has been asked by the Local Government Association to provide its national training to adult social care solicitors on Part 1 [...] read more
Save the Date! Cornerstone Barristers' Annual Housing Conference 2015
Cornerstone Barristers are pleased to inform you that preparations are underway for our annual Cornerstone Housing Conference on Tuesday 6th October 2015.
'Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour: The New Law'
‘Cornerstone on Antisocial Behaviour: The New Law’ by Joint Head of the Housing Team Kuljit Bhogal went to print on Friday 6th February. Hard copies of the book should be [...] read more
Cornerstone Barristers Planning Team Give Their Insights on Heritage Matters
On the 27th January 2015 Cornerstone Barristers’ Tom Cosgrove, Robin Green and Wayne Beglan provided a morning training session to local planning authorities from across Surrey. The event was held [...] read more
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 ...