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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 ...
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 ...
Local Government Lawyer: Winds of change in Wales?
Clare Parry has authored an article considering the Department of Energy & Climate Change’s decision to reject five onshore wind farm projects in Powys, Mid Wales, following the UK’s biggest ... 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
All change in the Court of Protection
Jon Holbrook considers a landmark judgment that should restore common sense to the way the Court of Protection deals with welfare applications. 1. Consider this scenario: P, a mentally incapacitated ... read more
Thomson Reuters: LLG Housing Seminar blog
Andrew Lane and Dean Underwood presented on anti-social behaviour, the right to buy and assets of community value at a recent seminar for Lawyers in Local Government Housing and Regeneration ... read more
Archbold Review: “Many Rivers to Cross” — Sentencing for environmental crimes
Gerard Forlin QC has authored an article on the application of new sentencing guidelines for environmental offences in light of the recent case of R v Thames Water Utilities Ltd. ... read more
New Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines to be published in November
The new Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines will now be published in early November, effective from 1st February 2016. All cases due to be sentenced on or after that date ... read more
Gerard Forlin QC speaks at series of Australian conferences
Gerard Forlin QC is speaking on anti-bribery and corruption issues at a series of conferences in Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra, on behalf of the British Foreign Commonwealth Office in September. ... read more
Cornerstone Barristers recognised as Top Tier Set in Legal 500 UK 2015
Cornerstone Barristers is pleased to announce that we have once again been recognised as a Top Tier Set by Legal 500, with over 30 members included in this year’s rankings. ... read more
Estates Gazette: No, Minister
Martin Edwards has written an article in Estates Gazette considering the role of the secretary of state in planning cases. He notes that while ministers have significant political power within the ... read more
Cornerstone on the Planning Court
Cornerstone on the Planning Court, the definitive guide to the new Planning Court produced by Cornerstone Barristers, is now available to buy online and in book shops. Edited by Tom Cosgrove ... read more
Dr Ashley Bowes joins Cornerstone Barristers
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