Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project refused by Government
The Government has refused an application for a development consent order under the Planning Act 2008’s Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) regime. The refusal is only the second instance of ...
Permission has been granted to a local residents group to bring a judicial review claim challenging Lancashire County Council’s planning approval for a monitoring array, designed to monitor seismic activity ...
Permission granted for Judicial Review challenge to Cycle Super Highway
The High Court has granted the Licensed Taxi Driver Association (LTDA) permission to bring a judicial review challenge in relation to the construction of the East-West Cycle Superhighway by Transport ...
Cornestone Barristers acts for local resident in successful village green application
Ashley Bowes has successfully represented a local resident, Mrs Flip Cargill, to register Leach Grove Woods, Leatherhead, Surrey as a new village green. Despite their Inspector William Webster having concluded ...
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 ...
Philip Kolvin QC speaks at City of London Licensing Debate
On Wednesday 25th November Philip Kolvin QC is speaking at a Licensing Debate hosted by the City of London Corporation at Mansion House, London. Philip will be proposing the motion: ... read more
Dean Underwood of Cornerstone Barristers to be next Chair of SHLA
We are pleased to announce that Dean Underwood of Cornerstone Barristers has been appointed Chair of the Social Housing Law Association, with effect from 1st January 2016. Dean is a leading ... read more
Cornerstone Barristers ranked in top 10 of 2015 Diversity League Table
Cornerstone Barristers has ranked in eighth position in the chambers category of the 2015 Diversity League Table, published by the Black Solicitors Network. The Diversity League Table is the definitive ... read more
Local Government Lawyer: Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour - The New Law
Gillian Marshall, Solicitor to the Council at Selby District Council, has written a review for Local Government Lawyer of “Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour: The New Law” by Kuljit Bhogal, Joint Head of the Cornerstone ... read more
Cornerstone Annual Planning Day
“From Green to Blue – planning under the Conservatives” The Cornerstone Annual Planning Day, which took place on 16th November at the Royal College of Surgeons, saw a number of planning consultants, solicitors ... read more
New Law Journal: Unlimited fines for corporate offences
Gerard Forlin QC has written an article for New Law Journal on the new Sentencing Council guidelines published earlier this month which are due to take effect on 1 February 2016. Under the ... read more
Estates Gazette: The Death Knell for Localism?
Martin Edwards has written an article for Estates Gazette which considers some of the most significant proposals contained within the Housing and Planning Bill and their potential to affect development prospects. Martin explains ... read more
Ashley Bowes speaks at RTPI East of England Annual Planning Law Update
Ashley Bowes is speaking at the RTPI East of England Annual Planning Law Update taking place at Downing College, Cambridge, on Friday 6th November. Ashley will be presenting a case ... read more
Gerard Forlin QC speaks at series of Western Australian seminars
Gerard Forlin QC is undertaking a number of speaking engagements in Perth, Western Australia during November, beginning with a keynote address at the FLUORO Conference 2015, the leading Health and Safety ... read more
Gerard Forlin QC speaks at 4th European Aviation Safety Symposium
On Wednesday 4th November Gerard Forlin QC is speaking on Safety Performance at the Baines Simmons 4th European Aviation Safety Symposium; the UK’s largest not-for-profit aviation safety industry symposium. Taking place at ... read more
Local Government Lawyer: Nightclub owner seeks judicial review over permission for change of use
Local Government Lawyer has reported on the decision by the owners of Club 414 in Brixton to bring a judicial review claim in relation to Lambeth Council’s decision to grant planning permission for ... read more
Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - October 2015
The latest Cornerstone Housing Newsletter includes… Annual Housing Conference 2015 – Dean Underwood Recent Housing Developments – Andrew Lane Out of borough placements: a time for policy review? – Kelvin Rutledge QC ... read more
Solicitors Journal: A long and winding road in Wales...
Tom Cosgrove has authored an article on the rejection of several wind farm applications in Wales, following the longest ever planning inquiry of its kind. Tom Cosgrove and Clare Parry acted ... read more
The Guardian and BBC News: Roseacre Wood fracking row
Estelle Dehon is quoted in articles from The Guardian and BBC News on the granting of permission to a local residents group to bring a judicial review challenging Lancashire county ... read more
Wales Planning Law Update
On Monday 19th October the Cornerstone Planning Team presented a Wales Planning Law Update at our Wales office at One Caspian Point. The day consisted of a morning seminar for Local Authorities followed by ... read more
Cornerstone Development Team exhibiting at MIPIM UK 2015
Cornerstone Barristers is pleased to announce that the newly-launched Cornerstone Development Team will be exhibiting at this year’s MIPIM UK conference. The team has been designed to assist businesses and organisations ... read more
Sir David Penry-Davey
We are very sad to announce that Sir David Penry-Davey died at the weekend. David or DPD, as he was known to all, read law at King’s College London in ... read more
David Lamming elected to the General Synod of the Church of England
We are pleased to announce that David Lamming has been elected to the General Synod of the Church of England, the deliberative and legislative body of the Church of England. David ... read more