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 ...
Secretary of State dismisses appeal for 650 homes at Leckampton, Cheltenham
The Secretary of State agreed with his Inspector that the harm (principally to the valued landscape and transport network) would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the “substantial” benefits of the scheme. ...
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
Estates Gazette: Code red for green belt
In this week’s Planning Notes column in Estates Gazette, Martin Edwards looks at green belt policy under the National Planning Policy Framework and, in particular, recent Court of Appeal cases ... read more
Cornerstone Barristers' Charity Bike Ride
Over the bank holiday weekend Cornerstone Barristers cycled the English/Welsh border to raise funds for Meadow House Hospice. Starting at the most northerly point near Chester, the team cycled 180 miles and ... read more
Cornerstone Barristers Special Edition Housing Newsletter: Housing and Planning Act 2016
The Cornerstone Housing Team has produced a special edition newsletter to highlight the main issues arising from the Housing and Planning Act 2016. The newsletter includes: The Housing and Planning ... read more
Estelle Dehon discusses Yorkshire fracking proposals on BBC Radio 5 Live
Estelle Dehon of Cornerstone Barristers was interviewed by BBC Radio 5 Live about the decision by North Yorkshire County Council’s planning committee to grant approval for plans to frack for ... read more
Local Government Lawyer: Book Review - Cornerstone on the Planning Court
Local Government Lawyer has published a review of Cornerstone on the Planning Court; the first guide of its kind to analyse the procedures and work of the Planning Court which ... read more
Kuljit Bhogal commended at Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2016
Kuljit Bhogal of Cornerstone Barristers received a special commendation from the judges in the Professions category for the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2016 which took place at the Hilton Park Lane ... read more
Cornerstone’s Electoral Legislation 2016 now on sale
Cornerstone’s Electoral Legislation 2016 by Philip Coppel QC of Cornerstone Barristers is now available to purchase. The guide is the first comprehensive single-volume collection of the numerous laws governing the ... read more
Philip Coppel QC interviewed on the One Show
Philp Coppel QC has been interviewed on the BBC One Show about a campaign to save local pubs from closure. Philip has been advising on a successful planning appeal to ... read more
Gerard Forlin QC acts in major Falklands miss-fishing quota case
International lawyer Gerard Forlin QC has been involved in a major case in the Falklands concerning miss-fishing by a Spanish company. After many months and various submissions on complicated issues ... read more
Practical Law: A View from the Bar
Michael Bedford QC, assisted by Gary Dolan, has written an article for the newly launched Practical Law Planning Column “A View from the Bar”. In this column, Michael considers whether planning obligations are ... read more
Estelle Dehon advises at City Hall
As counting gets underway for the Mayoral Election, Estelle Dehon of Cornerstone Barristers will be at City Hall giving on-the-spot election advice to the Greater London Returning Officer (GLRO). The GLRO ... read more
Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - May 2016
The latest edition of the Cornerstone Housing Newsletter includes: Message from the Heads of Team – Kuljit Bhogal and Kelvin Rutledge QC Hotak, Johnson & Kanu one year on – ... read more