Guildford Borough Council grants one of the first Sex Entertainment Venue licenses in Surrey
Guildford Borough Council Licensing Sub-Committee today resolved to grant Star Oyster Limited a Sex Entertainment Venue (“SEV”) license for its new premises on Bridge Street in Guildford town centre. Dr ...
Yesterday, in Lisle-Mainwaring and Force Foundations v Royal Borough Kensington and Chelsea  EWHC 2105 (Admin), Mrs Justice Lang dismissed an application to quash the recently adopted Core Strategy policy ...
Double ‘no’ to fracking – Lancashire County Council refuses Cuadrilla’s two planning applications
Lancashire County Council has refused two applications for fracking at sites in Lancashire – one refusal (Preston New Road, Little Plumpton) against officer recommendation. Estelle Dehon, who represented Friends of ...
Land adjacent The Orchard Restaurant, West Grinstead RH13 8LU Appeal Ref: APP/Z3825/A/14/2216102, 27 May 2015 David Lintott successfully appeared for Horsham District Council in this s.78 planning appeal. John ...
Residential appeals dismissed on 5-year housing land supply and impact on non-designated heritage asset issues
Land at Boxbury Hill, Midsomer Norton, Somerset BS39 7SL and Land at Abbotts Farm Close, Paulton, Somerset, BS39 7TA Appeal ref nos: APP/F0114/A/14/ 2215930 & 2214596 Martin Edwards successfully appeared for ...
We are very pleased to announce that Dr Ashley Bowes has joined Cornerstone Barristers from Guildford Chambers. Ashley is particularly experienced in planning and property law, civil and commercial litigation, ... read more
Fracking planning applications set to rise with new licences offer
The UK Oil and Gas Authority’s announcement this week concerning the offering of new fracking licences is further evidence of the government’s commitment to shale gas production. This, combined with ... read more
Estates Gazette: Magna Carta - a charter for property
Steven Gasztowicz QC has written an article for Estates Gazette looking at the significance of the Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary. Steven considers the various property clauses contained within the charter and explains ... read more
Estates Gazette: Making hay while the sun shines
Martin Edwards has authored an article for Estates Gazette in which he examines the current planning legislation surrounding renewable energy and the challenges involved in obtaining planning permission for solar energy projects.
Cornerstone on Antisocial Behaviour: The New Law Kuljit Bhogal
Cornerstone on Antisocial Behaviour: The New Law by Kuljit Bhogal.
Cornerstone Barristers supports Bar Mock Trial Competition
Cornerstone Barristers has taken part in a training video to accompany the Bar Mock Trial Competition set up by the Citizenship Foundation, a charity aimed at educating young people about ... read more
Lexis PSL: Establishing ordinary residence
Peggy Etiebet has written an article on the judgement in R (on the application of Cornwall Council) v Secretary of State for Health and others and how the courts determine the ordinary ... read more
Cornerstone Barristers Housing Newsletter - July 2015
The latest Cornerstone Barristers Housing Newsletter includes… Message from the Heads of Team Kelvin Rutledge QC and Kuljit Bhogal The Supreme Court’s interpretation of vulnerability in Hotak, Kanu and Johnson Matt ... read more
Effects of Fracking on the Rural Economy
The possible legal ramifications relating to fracking operations have been brought into sharp relief by the recent release of an unredacted version of a report by the Department for Environment, ... read more
Planning Enforcement Fund – a gentle reminder
Local planning authority delegates at this months RTPI Enforcement seminar in London were provided with a gentle reminder from an official at DCLG that there is still plenty of time ... read more
Cornerstone Barristers awarded tender for adult safeguarding legal review
Cornerstone Barristers is delighted to announce that it has succeeded in a tender to provide London authorities with a legal review of Pan London Adult Safeguarding Policy & Procedures. The Pan ... read more
Planning Reforms 2015: Fixing the Foundations in Five Minutes Flat
As heralded in the Summer Budget the Chancellor and the Secretary of State for Business Innovation & Skills have announced a package of planning reforms as part of the Government’s ... read more
Estates Gazette: An encouraging start
Martin Edwards and Clare Parry have written an article on the Planning Court for Estate Gazette’s Planning Special supplement. The article considers the Court a year on from it’s inception in April ... read more
Cornerstone on Councillors’ Conduct
Cornerstone on Councillors’ Conduct, the definitive guide to local government standards, produced by Cornerstone Barristers, goes on sale today. Edited by Philip Kolvin QC, Head of Cornerstone Barristers, and written by members ... read more
Law Society Gazette: Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour: The New Law
Law Society Gazette has published a review of “Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour: The New Law” by Kuljit Bhogal, Joint Head of the Cornerstone Housing Team. “Cornerstone on Antisocial Behaviour: The ... read more
Gerard Forlin QC speaks at a series of conferences in Asia
Gerard Forlin QC is undertaking a number of speaking engagements on corporate governance and regulation in Asia over the next couple of weeks. On 25th June Gerard is moderating a ... read more
Lexis PSL: Fully mutual housing corporations and possession proceedings
Andrew Lane has written an article on the judgement in Southward Housing Co-operative Ltd v Walker and another  EWHC 1615 (Ch),  All ER (D) 141 (Jun) and its relevance ... read more
New sentencing guidelines in January 2016 mean huge fines for public and private organisations
Gerard Forlin QC looks at the recent case of R v Thames Water Utilities Limited and the implications for forthcoming guidelines on health and safety and corporate manslaughter, and other ... read more