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Emma Dring

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Emma is passionate about public and administrative law, and this is the unifying element of the various areas of her practice. She is on the Attorney General's C panel of counsel and is now being regularly instructed in High Court judicial review matters.

Emma's major practice areas are planning, housing and licensing, but she aims to keep her practice broad in recognition of the interrelationships between different areas.

Emma is passionate about public and administrative law, and this is the unifying element of the various areas of her practice. She is on the Attorney General's C panel of counsel and is now being regularly instructed in High Court judicial review matters.

Emma's major practice areas are planning, housing and licensing, but she aims to keep her practice broad in recognition of the interrelationships between different areas. She receives instructions in property cases, local authority governance matters and regulatory crime.

Emma acts for local government, central government and private clients and is equally happy defending or advancing a claim. She has understands the pressures facing local authority clients, having worked in a local authority housing benefits department before joining chambers.

Emma prides herself on her approachable and down-to-earth manner, and on turning work round promptly and meeting deadlines.

When she is not working, Emma is a keen road cyclist, nature-lover and amateur gardener.

Overview

Emma regularly advises and represents clients in planning matters. She acts for local planning authorities, developers and residents' associations.

She is developing particular expertise in the examination of local plans, having been involved in the following examinations:

-       Suffolk Coastal DC - Core Strategy (led by Paul Shadarevian)

-       Bristol City Council – Central Area Plan

-       Canterbury City Council – Local Plan

-       Swale Borough Council – Local Plan

Emma is instructed by Historic England and has advised and represented them in a number of cases. Particular cases of note include a High Court challenge to the interpretation of their Battlefields Selection Guide, and an ongoing challenge to the approach taken by an Inspector to the issue of 'setting' when granting permission for development in the vicinity of a
Grade I listed building and a registered park and garden. She is therefore well placed to advise clients on heritage matters.

Emma is also experienced in dealing with High Court challenges and can advise clients on procedure and strategy, as well as offering representation at all stages. She has also appeared in the High Court on applications for injunctions under s. 187B Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (so-called 'gypsy injunctions'), and is able to accept instructions at short notice in such matters.

Emma has particular expertise in enforcement/lawfulness cases; including cases with complex planning histories which require analysis of numerous planning permissions.

She also has significant experience in EU environmental law matters, having dealt with issues concerning environmental impact assessment, strategic environmental assessment and protected habitats and species in a number of cases (including the long-running NANT v Suffolk Coastal DC litigation).

Emma contributed to Cornerstone on the Planning Court.

Cases

Cornerstone Barristers In First Local Plan Challenge To Reach The Court Of Appeal
17.02.2015
The Court of Appeal has today upheld Suffolk Coastal DC's adopted core strategy, in the first local plan challenge to reach the Court of Appeal. SCDC's core strategy had been....

Fatal Blow Dealt To Battle Claim
11.07.2014
In a judgment, 9 July 2014, the Planning Court (Lindblom J) rejected a judicial review brought by Mr Charles Jones against a decision by English Heritage not to add the....

Planning Court opens for business on Monday 7th April
08.04.2014
The new Planning Court opened its doors yesterday to hear a renewed application for permission to apply for judicial review. Ironically, the first case appeared not to fall into any of....

Suffolk Coastal DC's Core Strategy Upheld By High Court
12.02.2014
In a judgment handed down on 6th February 2014, the High Court has dismissed a legal challenge brought by NANT (a local residents' action group) against Suffolk Coastal District Council's....

Court Of Appeal Clarifies Powers Of Sale Of Allotments
18.11.2013
The Court of Appeal has clarified the powers available to local authorities to sell "field garden" allotments (allotments inclosed under the Inclosure Act 1845, which are required to be held....

Allotment status clarified
28.01.2013

The High Court (Chancery Division) has given judgment in a case brought by two allotment holders in which the Court was asked to determine which of two inconsistent powers of sale applied to the allotments in Burstow.

....

Local Development Orders
20.02.2012
Two members of Cornerstone Barristers have been separately instructed by local authorities to advise on the content of proposed Local Development Orders under section 61A of the Town and Country....

Duffield Meadows Village Green Inquiry
07.10.2011
Emma appeared for local residents at a two week inquiry into their application to register a school playing field as a village green under the Commons Act 2006.....

Appeal against enforcement notice issued by Harrow LBC
07.08.2011
Emma appeared on behalf of a householder in his appeal against an enforcement notice issued by London Borough of Harrow. The notice related to an extension erected without planning permission.....

R. (on the application of 007 Stratford Taxis Ltd) v Stratford on Avon DC [2011] EWCA Civ 160
23.02.2011
A judicial review (and appeal to the Court of Appeal) of a local authority's decision to impose a 100% wheelchair accessible vehicle requirement on hackney carriages in its area.....

Wills Grove Definitive Map Modification Order
08.02.2011
Emma successfully represented the London Borough of Barnet at a public inquiry into the modification of its definitive map and statement. The proposed modification was the addition of a right....

Cala Homes (South) Ltd v Secretary of State for CLG [2010] EWHC 3278 (Admin).
08.11.2010
Emma appeared on behalf of Winchester City Council, the interested party, at an interim hearing in which the High Court considered whether to lift a stay on the effect of....

Commons inquiry for Rochdale, Rossendale and Calderdale councils [2010]
08.07.2010
Emma Dring represented three local authorities in a two week inquiry under the Commons Act 2006 opposing an application to deregister and exchange common land to enable construction of a....

News

Cornerstone Barristers Special Edition Housing Newsletter: Housing and Planning Act 2016
31.05.2016
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 Act....

Cornerstone Annual Planning Day
17.11.2015
"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 and....

Cornerstone on the Planning Court
01.09.2015

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.

....

Court of Appeal fails to clarify green belt policy
22.01.2015
In the eagerly awaited judgment in the case of Timmins and Lymn v Gedling Borough Council [2015] EWCA Civ 10, the Court of Appeal has partly clarified the interpretation of....

Parliament set to amend tenancy deposit scheme?
19.06.2014
An amendment to the Deregulation Bill tabled by the Department for Communities and Local Government on Monday 16th June 2014 looks set to resolve an area of uncertainty left in....

Overview

Emma has wide experience of housing law, and has regularly been instructed on behalf of local authorities and private registered providers since joining chambers in 2010. She gives practical and realistic advice on strategy and evidence, based on her experience of running cases through to trial.

Emma's practice includes:
• All types of possession proceedings, including some of the less frequently encountered grounds (such as obtaining tenancy by deception and landlord's works);
• Human Rights Act and Equality Act and other public law defences;
• Civil injunctions and committal proceedings;
• Disrepair (claims and counter-claims);
• Homelessness appeals (s. 204 and s. 204A) and judicial reviews challenging decisions on interim accommodation;
• Advising on the drafting of policies and tenancy agreements;
• Advising on social security and council tax issues.

Emma regularly delivers training and seminars on housing issues.

Cases

Long residence "of little consequence" - the final nail in the coffin for article 8 defences?
01.11.2016
The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment today in Holley v LB Hillingdon [2016] EWCA Civ 1052. The judgment will be welcomed by public sector landlords dealing with possession....

News

Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - November 2016
03.11.2016
Contents The Editor speaks - Andy Lane When is an applicant "significantly" more vulnerable than ordinary vulnerable? - Emma Dring Recent housing developments The current state of play in the Mayor of London's housing....

Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - August 2016
01.08.2016
The latest edition of the Cornerstone Housing Newsletter includes:

  • The Editor speaks...– Andy Lane
  • Through the looking glass, darkly: housing law in a post – Brexit UK – Dean Underwood
  • Recent Housing Developments – Andy Lane
  • New....

  • Cornerstone Barristers Special Edition Housing Newsletter: Housing and Planning Act 2016
    31.05.2016
    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 Act....

    Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - February 2016
    01.02.2016
    The latest Cornerstone Housing newsletter includes:

  • The death of the social rented sector? Selective thoughts on the Housing and Planning Bill – Ranjit Bhose QC 
  • Private registered providers: back to the private sector? Emma....

  • Events

    Fixed term/flexible tenancies seminar
    15.03.2017

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    The seminar will be aimed at lawyers who face the daunting prospect of getting to grips with the most radical shake-up of the secure tenancy regime since it was introduced....

    Overview

    Emma regularly appears before local authority sub-committees and in magistrates' court appeals in respect of applications and reviews under the Licensing Act 2003 and in taxi licensing applications, suspensions and revocations. She acts on all sides of the debate, appearing for licensing authorities, other authorities including the metropolitan Police and licence holders/applicants.

    Emma has also acted as a legal advisor to local authority sub-committees on applications under the 2003 Act as well as in taxi licensing cases, and regularly delivers training and seminars on licensing issues, including training for members of licensing sub-committees and seminars organised through the IoL.

    Emma has acted for the Gambling Commission in hearings before the Commission, as well as providing advice to the Commission. She has trained local authorities on the 2005 Act.

    Emma focusses on providing a practical approach, with an emphasis on solving problems. Examples of her practice include:
    • Defending a three-day appeal against the refusal to grant a licence variation which would have allowed McDonalds to operate additional hours in the 7 Dials cumulative impact area;
    • An appeal against revocation of a combined taxi drivers' licence following two incidents of assault;
    • Various summary reviews and full license reviews for the Metropolitan Police;
    • A three-day appeal against the revocation of a premises licence following numerous incidents of noise nuisance and breaches of condition;
    • An appeal on behalf of a nightclub owner against conditions imposed on his premises licence.

    Cases

    Licensee’s responsibility for acts of sub-tenant at the Funky Lounge
    16.10.2013
    The London Borough of Enfield, represented by Emma Dring, have successfully resisted an appeal against its refusal to grant a premises licence on the basis of problem sub-tenants. District Judge Allison....

    R (Hope and Glory Public House Limited) v City of Westminster Magistrates' Court [2011] EWCA Civ 31
    04.02.2011
    On 26th January 2011, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision of Burton J in Hope and Glory. The background to the case was that on an application for review, Westminster....

    News

    Parliamentary Inquiry into Prostitution
    21.03.2016
    A team from Cornerstone Barristers is advising a national feminist organisation appearing in an inquiry into prostitution. The Home Affairs Select Committee is conducting an inquiry into prostitution, and in particular....

    Cornerstone Barristers appointed by Metropolitan Police to panel of Counsel
    01.03.2013
    Cornerstone Barristers are delighted to announce that the following members have been appointed by the Metropolitan Police to a panel of counsel to represent and advise them in licensing matters. These....

    Overview

    Emma has a particular interest in administrative law and judicial reviews. She is on the Attorney-General's C panel of counsel to the Crown, and is regularly instructed in judicial review matters in that capacity. She also acts for local authorities and other public bodies (such as Historic England) and for individuals (particularly in planning matters).

    Emma advises and represents clients through all stages of the judicial review procedure, from pre-action correspondence through to final substantive hearings and post-hearing matters such as costs and, if necessary, the re-making of the decision which was challenged. She is particularly interested in judicial reviews arising in connection with all types of consultation carried out by local authorities, and has delivered dedicated training to local authorities on this particular issue.

    Emma has particular experience in judicial reviews connected with housing and homelessness, having recently acted in a number of challenges to decisions about temporary accommodation for homeless applicants, a judicial review of an allocation policy, and two judicial reviews brought against registered providers of social housing which raised interesting issues about the Court's jurisdiction.

    Emma also regularly advises and represents clients – including the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government – in judicial reviews and statutory appeals against planning decisions. She is able to bring her wider experience of the planning system to bear in such cases.

    Local authority governance and services
    Emma regularly advises and represents local authorities in a wide range of matters, including housing, planning, licensing, property and regulatory crime and is familiar with the particular demands and challenges they face.

    She has particular experience in dealing with issues around the interpretation and application of local authority constitutions, executive arrangements and schemes of delegation.

    Other areas of practice include:
    • Local government finance, including non-domestic rating and retention of rates;
    • Elections law (Emma authors a Westlaw Insight section on local government elections and has advised in relation to police and crime commissioner elections);
    • Information law (including data protection, FOI and environmental information).

    Emma contributed to Cornerstone on Councillor's Conduct and is able to offer advice at short notice on governance and constitutional issues arising in connection with committees and sub-committees.

    Cases

    R(Powell) V Brighton Marina Company Ltd & Ors
    18.06.2014
    High Court hears challenge to huge marina development and considers whether requirement of promptness in JR contrary to EU law. The Brighton Marina Company has planning permission for a large residential....

    Cornerstone Barristers takes part in launch of new online legal encyclopaedia
    10.12.2012
    Members of Cornerstone Barristers have played a leading role in contributing to a new online encyclopaedia, launched on 10th December 2012. The "Westlaw UK Insight" is an online legal encyclopaedia....

    Local Development Orders
    20.02.2012
    Two members of Cornerstone Barristers have been separately instructed by local authorities to advise on the content of proposed Local Development Orders under section 61A of the Town and Country....

    North Dorset District Council v Trim [2010] EWCA Civ 1446
    31.12.2010
    The Court of Appeal considered whether it was an abuse of process to proceed by way of a Part 7 claim instead of issuing judicial review proceedings.....

    News

    Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - August 2016
    01.08.2016
    The latest edition of the Cornerstone Housing Newsletter includes:

  • The Editor speaks...– Andy Lane
  • Through the looking glass, darkly: housing law in a post – Brexit UK – Dean Underwood
  • Recent Housing Developments – Andy Lane
  • New....

  • Cornerstone Barristers Special Edition Housing Newsletter: Housing and Planning Act 2016
    31.05.2016
    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 Act....

    Parliamentary Inquiry into Prostitution
    21.03.2016
    A team from Cornerstone Barristers is advising a national feminist organisation appearing in an inquiry into prostitution. The Home Affairs Select Committee is conducting an inquiry into prostitution, and in particular....

    Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - February 2016
    01.02.2016
    The latest Cornerstone Housing newsletter includes:

  • The death of the social rented sector? Selective thoughts on the Housing and Planning Bill – Ranjit Bhose QC 
  • Private registered providers: back to the private sector? Emma....

  • Emma Dring of Cornerstone Barristers appointed to Attorney General Panel of Counsel
    20.01.2016
    Cornerstone Barristers is pleased to announce that Emma Dring has been appointed to the Attorney General's C Panel of Counsel. Emma's appointment will last for a period of five years. Cornerstone....

    R (MN, KN) v LB Hackney: Drawing adverse inferences as to need, and doubting KA) v Essex County Council
    26.06.2013
    IntroductionOn 10th May 2013 the Administrative Court (Leggatt J) gave judgment in R (MN, KN) v LB Hackney [2013] EWHC 1205 (Admin). The case will be of particular interest to....

    Overview

    Emma has developed significant expertise in the area of regulatory crime. She prosecutes on behalf of local authorities in the magistrates' court and Crown Court. She has undertaken a number of jury trials. She combines experience of criminal procedures and practice with her wider knowledge and experience of local government law and administration to offer a comprehensive service to clients.

    Emma is particularly experienced in dealing with preliminary legal arguments which raise issues of statutory interpretation and public law matters, including abuse of process and matters concerning the court's jurisdiction to entertain particular arguments or defences.

    Emma has represented local authorities in the following types of case:
    • Fraud (housing benefit, council tax benefit, blue badges);
    • Food safety and hygiene;
    • New Roads and Street Works Act 1991;
    • Housing Act 2004 (HMO licensing, breaches of improvement notices etc.);
    • Unlawful eviction and harassment (Protection from Eviction Act 1977)
    • Breaches of planning control;
    • Nuisance abatement (both prosecuting breaches of abatement notices and defending private proceedings brought against landlords);
    • Education Act 1996;
    • Littering and dog fouling.

    Overview

    Emma has experience of a wide variety of property matters and frequently advises private clients as well as public bodies. Areas of practice include:
    • Public rights of way and easements;
    • Allotments (Emma appeared for a group of allotment holders in one of the few allotment cases to reach the higher courts, Snelling v Burstow Parish Council)
    • Interpretation of leases and enforcement of leasehold covenants;
    • Service charges;
    • Forfeiture;
    • Claims for new commercial tenancies.

    Emma also has a substantial landlord and tenant practice in the social housing field, as well as having significant experience of planning and local government law which she can draw upon where necessary in cases which are primarily about real property.

    News

    Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - August 2016
    01.08.2016
    The latest edition of the Cornerstone Housing Newsletter includes:

  • The Editor speaks...– Andy Lane
  • Through the looking glass, darkly: housing law in a post – Brexit UK – Dean Underwood
  • Recent Housing Developments – Andy Lane
  • New....

  • Cornerstone on the Planning Court

    1st September 2015

    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 and written by members of the Cornerstone Planning Team, the guide is the first of its kind to analyse the procedures and work of the Planning Court which was introduced in April 2014.

    Designed to be practical and accessible, it is the essential reference for all those who are involved in bringing or defending claims in the Court, and those who have an interest in the broad range of claims that now fall within the Court's remit. The guide will be of particular use to those instructing solicitors and barristers in planning related matters such as planning consultancies, development companies, pressure groups and individuals, as well as solicitors, professional planning bodies and local authorities.

    Contributors to Cornerstone on the Planning Court include Michael Bedford QC, Josef Cannon, Estelle Dehon, Emma Dring, James Findlay QC, Robin Green, Mark Lowe QC, Jack Parker, Clare Parry, Asitha Ranatunga and Robert Williams.

    For further information on Cornerstone on the Planning Court or to purchase a copy, click here.

    Cornerstone on Councillors' Conduct

    1st September 2015

    Edited by Philip Kolvin QC, Head of Cornerstone Barristers, and written by members of Chambers, Cornerstone on Councillors' Conduct identifies and explains the standards that govern the conduct of those elected to Local Government in England and Wales.

    Contributors to Cornerstone on Councillors' Conduct include: James Findlay QC, Philip Coppel QC, Robin Green, Harriet Townsend, Wayne Beglan, Damien Welfare, Estelle Dehon, Ryan Kohli, Robert Williams, Emma Dring, Zoe Whittington, Jack Parker and Matt Lewin.

    The book has been designed as a readable, practical guide for all those involved in local government, including officers, councillors, monitoring officers and lawyers.

    With the foreword kindly contributed by Cllr David Sparks, the Chairman of the Local Government Association, topics considered within the guide include:

    • The standards regime
    • Councillors' conduct and decision-making
    • Complaints procedure
    • Challenging council decisions
    • Offences

    Reviews include:

    Cornerstone Barristers has produced a "book which is not only extremely useful from a professional standpoint, but it is also eminently readable." It "is not just a handy reference book to Councillors' conduct: it is an indispensable guide and should be the first port of call when questions arise." James Button and Co-Bulletin

    The publication"skilfully navigates its way through the dense and dangerous jungle of intervening statutory, guidance, caselaw and other foliage from the former Standards Board regime (following the Donnygate scandal) to the present slimmed-down but imperfect present." Nicholas Dobson, a Consultant with Freeths LLP writing for Local Government Lawyer

    Click here to purchase a copy.

    Philip Kolvin QC discusses the issues confronting local councillors and the need for a consistent approach to standards of conduct in an interview with Bloomsbury Professional.

    The Benefit Cap

    4th December 2013

    Please click the link below:

    The Benefit Cap

    Westlaw Insight [2012]

    1st December 2012

    • Local Authorities: England
    • Local Government Boundary Commission

    Learn more about Westlaw Insight

    Effective Judicial Review: A Cornerstone of Good Governance

    25th March 2010

    Emma co-authored a chapter on mistake of fact as ground for judicial review in "Effective Judicial Review: a cornerstone of good governance" (2010, OUP) with Prof. Christopher Forsyth. The publication is a comprehensive overview of the transformations to the modern law of judicial review across the common law world. 

    Emma regularly delivers training to local authority members, lawyers and officers on a range of practice areas. She aims to do so in an approachable and engaging manner, encouraging interaction and dialogue where possible.

    She regularly delivers seminars and talks at events run by Chambers and national organisations (such as the IoL and RTPI).

    Emma has spoken at the annual Local Government Training Partnership events in Bristol and Southampton, organised by Veale Wasborough Vizards, for the last few years.

    • Institute of Licensing
    • Planning and Environmental Bar Association
    • Administrative Law Bar Association
    • Social Housing Law Association

    News

    Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - November 2016

    3rd November 2016

    Contents The Editor speaks - Andy Lane When is an applicant "significantly" more vulnerable than ordinary vulnerable? - Emma Dring Recent housing developments The current state of play in the Mayor of London's housing....

    Case

    Long residence "of little consequence" - the final nail in the coffin for article 8 defences?

    1st November 2016

    The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment today in Holley v LB Hillingdon [2016] EWCA Civ 1052. The judgment will be welcomed by public sector landlords dealing with possession....

    News

    Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - August 2016

    1st August 2016

    The latest edition of the Cornerstone Housing Newsletter includes:
  • The Editor speaks...– Andy Lane
  • Through the looking glass, darkly: housing law in a post – Brexit UK – Dean Underwood
  • Recent Housing Developments – Andy Lane
  • New....

  • News

    Cornerstone Barristers Special Edition Housing Newsletter: Housing and Planning Act 2016

    31st May 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 Act....

    News

    Parliamentary Inquiry into Prostitution

    21st March 2016

    A team from Cornerstone Barristers is advising a national feminist organisation appearing in an inquiry into prostitution. The Home Affairs Select Committee is conducting an inquiry into prostitution, and in particular....

    News

    Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - February 2016

    1st February 2016

    The latest Cornerstone Housing newsletter includes:
  • The death of the social rented sector? Selective thoughts on the Housing and Planning Bill – Ranjit Bhose QC 
  • Private registered providers: back to the private sector? Emma....

  • News

    Emma Dring of Cornerstone Barristers appointed to Attorney General Panel of Counsel

    20th January 2016

    Cornerstone Barristers is pleased to announce that Emma Dring has been appointed to the Attorney General's C Panel of Counsel. Emma's appointment will last for a period of five years. Cornerstone....

    News

    Cornerstone Annual Planning Day

    17th November 2015

    "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 and....

    News

    Cornerstone on the Planning Court

    1st September 2015

    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.

    ....

    News

    Cornerstone on Councillors’ Conduct

    26th June 2015

    Cornerstone on Councillors' Conduct, the definitive guide to local government standards, produced by Cornerstone Barristers, goes on sale today.

    ....

    Case

    Cornerstone Barristers In First Local Plan Challenge To Reach The Court Of Appeal

    17th February 2015

    The Court of Appeal has today upheld Suffolk Coastal DC's adopted core strategy, in the first local plan challenge to reach the Court of Appeal. SCDC's core strategy had been....

    News

    Court of Appeal fails to clarify green belt policy

    22nd January 2015

    In the eagerly awaited judgment in the case of Timmins and Lymn v Gedling Borough Council [2015] EWCA Civ 10, the Court of Appeal has partly clarified the interpretation of....

    Case

    Fatal Blow Dealt To Battle Claim

    11th July 2014

    In a judgment, 9 July 2014, the Planning Court (Lindblom J) rejected a judicial review brought by Mr Charles Jones against a decision by English Heritage not to add the....

    News

    Parliament set to amend tenancy deposit scheme?

    19th June 2014

    An amendment to the Deregulation Bill tabled by the Department for Communities and Local Government on Monday 16th June 2014 looks set to resolve an area of uncertainty left in....

    Case

    R(Powell) V Brighton Marina Company Ltd & Ors

    18th June 2014

    High Court hears challenge to huge marina development and considers whether requirement of promptness in JR contrary to EU law. The Brighton Marina Company has planning permission for a large residential....

    Case

    Planning Court opens for business on Monday 7th April

    8th April 2014

    The new Planning Court opened its doors yesterday to hear a renewed application for permission to apply for judicial review. Ironically, the first case appeared not to fall into any of....

    Case

    Suffolk Coastal DC's Core Strategy Upheld By High Court

    12th February 2014

    In a judgment handed down on 6th February 2014, the High Court has dismissed a legal challenge brought by NANT (a local residents' action group) against Suffolk Coastal District Council's....

    Case

    Court Of Appeal Clarifies Powers Of Sale Of Allotments

    18th November 2013

    The Court of Appeal has clarified the powers available to local authorities to sell "field garden" allotments (allotments inclosed under the Inclosure Act 1845, which are required to be held....

    Case

    Licensee’s responsibility for acts of sub-tenant at the Funky Lounge

    16th October 2013

    The London Borough of Enfield, represented by Emma Dring, have successfully resisted an appeal against its refusal to grant a premises licence on the basis of problem sub-tenants. District Judge Allison....

    News

    R (MN, KN) v LB Hackney: Drawing adverse inferences as to need, and doubting KA) v Essex County Council

    26th June 2013

    IntroductionOn 10th May 2013 the Administrative Court (Leggatt J) gave judgment in R (MN, KN) v LB Hackney [2013] EWHC 1205 (Admin). The case will be of particular interest to....

    News

    Cornerstone Barristers appointed by Metropolitan Police to panel of Counsel

    1st March 2013

    Cornerstone Barristers are delighted to announce that the following members have been appointed by the Metropolitan Police to a panel of counsel to represent and advise them in licensing matters. These....

    News

    Cornerstone Barristers appointed by Metropolitan Police to panel of Counsel

    1st March 2013

    Cornerstone Barristers are delighted to announce that the following members have been appointed by the Metropolitan Police to a panel of counsel to represent and advise them in licensing matters.

    ....

    Case

    Allotment status clarified

    28th January 2013

    The High Court (Chancery Division) has given judgment in a case brought by two allotment holders in which the Court was asked to determine which of two inconsistent powers of sale applied to the allotments in Burstow.

    ....

    Case

    Cornerstone Barristers takes part in launch of new online legal encyclopaedia

    10th December 2012

    Members of Cornerstone Barristers have played a leading role in contributing to a new online encyclopaedia, launched on 10th December 2012. The "Westlaw UK Insight" is an online legal encyclopaedia....

    Case

    Local Development Orders

    20th February 2012

    Two members of Cornerstone Barristers have been separately instructed by local authorities to advise on the content of proposed Local Development Orders under section 61A of the Town and Country....

    Case

    Duffield Meadows Village Green Inquiry

    7th October 2011

    Emma appeared for local residents at a two week inquiry into their application to register a school playing field as a village green under the Commons Act 2006.....

    Case

    Appeal against enforcement notice issued by Harrow LBC

    7th August 2011

    Emma appeared on behalf of a householder in his appeal against an enforcement notice issued by London Borough of Harrow. The notice related to an extension erected without planning permission.....

    Case

    R. (on the application of 007 Stratford Taxis Ltd) v Stratford on Avon DC [2011] EWCA Civ 160

    23rd February 2011

    A judicial review (and appeal to the Court of Appeal) of a local authority's decision to impose a 100% wheelchair accessible vehicle requirement on hackney carriages in its area.....

    Case

    Wills Grove Definitive Map Modification Order

    8th February 2011

    Emma successfully represented the London Borough of Barnet at a public inquiry into the modification of its definitive map and statement. The proposed modification was the addition of a right....

    Case

    R (Hope and Glory Public House Limited) v City of Westminster Magistrates' Court [2011] EWCA Civ 31

    4th February 2011

    On 26th January 2011, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision of Burton J in Hope and Glory. The background to the case was that on an application for review, Westminster....

    Case

    North Dorset District Council v Trim [2010] EWCA Civ 1446

    31st December 2010

    The Court of Appeal considered whether it was an abuse of process to proceed by way of a Part 7 claim instead of issuing judicial review proceedings.....

    Case

    Cala Homes (South) Ltd v Secretary of State for CLG [2010] EWHC 3278 (Admin).

    8th November 2010

    Emma appeared on behalf of Winchester City Council, the interested party, at an interim hearing in which the High Court considered whether to lift a stay on the effect of....

    Case

    Commons inquiry for Rochdale, Rossendale and Calderdale councils [2010]

    8th July 2010

    Emma Dring represented three local authorities in a two week inquiry under the Commons Act 2006 opposing an application to deregister and exchange common land to enable construction of a....

    EVENT

    Fixed term/flexible tenancies seminar

    15th March 2017

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    The seminar will be aimed at lawyers who face the daunting prospect of getting to grips with the most radical shake-up of the secure tenancy regime since it was introduced....