The President of the Family Division has given important guidance about the correct approach to disclosure of documents containing personal information in Court of Protection proceedings involving an adult who [...]
David Lintott successfully appeared for the Reading Borough Council in this s.78 planning appeal. Mr. James Strachan Q.C. appeared for the Appellant. The case demonstrates the importance of education and [...]
London Borough of Wandsworth v NJ  EWCA Civ. 1373
7th November, 2013 Lewison, Kitchin, Gloster LJJ David Lintott successfully appeared for the Appellant local authority. The Court of Appeal has allowed the Appellant’s appeal and held that the occupation [...]
Truro City Council v Cornwall Council  EWHC 2525
The Administrative Court (Frances Patterson QC, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) rejected a wide-ranging challenge by Truro CC against the grant of planning permission by Cornwall Council in [...]
Challenges to two decisions authorising Traffic Regulation Orders in Norwich have been refused permission for judicial review in a reserved judgment which followed an oral hearing lasting three hours (see [...] read more
Supreme Court to hear homelessness challenge
R(CN) v Lewisham LBC and R(ZH) v Newham LBC have been listed to be heard by the Supreme Court in April. The Appellants seek to overturn Mohamed v Manek and RB Kensington and [...] read more
Divisional Court rejects challenge to Azelle Rodney Report
The Divisional Court has refused permission for a judicial review challenge to the Azelle Rodney Report. That report followed the public inquiry into the death of Azelle Rodney, who was [...] read more
Councillor ends judicial review claim over standards committee finding - Local Government Lawyer
Wednesday 28th February 2014. A councillor has withdrawn his judicial review claim against East Staffordshire Borough Council over an adverse finding of its standards committee in 2012. Cllr Andrew Riley’s [...] read more
Does the former North Wales Hospital have a future?
BBC2 included the Grade II* listed hospital, set in the beautiful Welsh countryside just outside Denbigh, in the first Episode of the new series of Permission Impossible. Harriet Townsend acts [...] read more
Treasury Panel Counsel success
We are delighted to announce that Hugh Flanagan has been appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Counsel. He will take up the appointment, which is for a period [...] read more
Cornerstone in the Supreme Court
On 3rd-5th March 2014 the Supreme Court will hear the appeal in the final leg of the North East Property Buyers litigation, Scott v Southern Pacific Mortgages Limited. Can a [...] read more
Corporate Liability: Work Related Deaths & Criminal Prosecutions by Gerard Forlin QC
Corporate Liability: Work Related Deaths and Criminal Prosecutions, Third Edition, is the only book to provide, in a single source, an expert analysis of the legal practice and procedure in [...] read more
Delay in ECJ ruling on PCO regime limits effect of failure finding - Commission v UK C-530/11, 13th February 2014.
Summary: UK found to be in breach of Directive provisions requiring environmental proceedings not to be prohibitively expensive but no ruling on reciprocal caps and no comment on the efficacy [...] read more
Success in controversial wind turbine challenge
The High Court has quashed a decision of an Inspector granting permission for a controversial wind turbine, which was to be situated in a sensitive part of Norfolk. The wind [...] read more
Mary Cook presenting the award for Planning Consultant of the year.
Hines v LB Lambeth, CA
Zambrano challenge listed before Court of Appeal in May The appellant is a Jamaican national who is an overstayer. She claims to be entitled to reside in the UK because she [...] read more
Cornerstone sponsors the inaugural Placemaking Awards
Cornerstone Barristers were pleased to be one of only 4 sponsors of the inaugural Placemaking Awards hosted by Planning Magazine at the British Museum. We sponsored the category of Planning [...] read more
Major Road Improvement for Norwich
The Secretary of State for Transport has made Side Roads and Slip Roads Orders to enable the implementation of the £19 m Postwick Hub Improvement Scheme on the A47 at [...] read more
Out of Centre Retail Rebuffed in Torquay
An Inspector has rejected a proposal to allow a vacant out of centre DIY store in Torquay to be used for food retailing by Morrisons on sequential test and impact [...] read more
Cornerstone Barristers to sponsor ‘Planning Consultant of the Year’ at the Placemaking Awards 2013.
Cornerstone Barristers will sponsor the ‘Planning Consultant of the Year’ award at the Placemaking Awards ceremony, in association with Planning Magazine and Regeneration and Renewal, to be held on the [...] read more
Business Against Crime Schemes, Pubwatch and Public Law Challenges.
The High Court has dismissed a challenge to the role of a local authority in supporting a Business Against Crime scheme. In so doing, it has strengthened the ability of [...] read more
Jury returns a verdict of lawful killing in Duggan
Ashley Underwood QC acted as Counsel to the Mark Duggan Inquest. Running for nearly 4 months, the inquest into the killing that sparked riots throughout the country in 2010 drew [...] read more