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Matt specialises in Administrative and Public law, Housing, Health and Social Care, Planning and Environmental Law and Licensing law.

Matt is regularly instructed to advise and represent private individuals, residents' groups, non-governmental organisations, local authorities, housing associations, private companies and central government departments.

Matt specialises in Administrative and Public law, Housing, Health and Social Care, Planning and Environmental Law and Licensing law.

Matt is regularly instructed to advise and represent private individuals, residents' groups, non-governmental organisations, local authorities, housing associations, private companies and central government departments.

Matt previously worked as a housing officer for the London Borough of Camden and has also worked on secondment as an in-house lawyer.

Overview

Matt has developed a thriving practice in Planning and Environmental Law. Matt is regularly instructed by private individuals, residents' groups, non-governmental associations, local authorities, companies and public bodies in the whole range of planning and environmental matters:

• applications for planning permission
• challenges to grants of planning permission in the High Court
• appeals against refusals of planning permission
• public inquiries
• planning enforcement
• statutory appeals and challenges
• amenity notices
• mineral planning permissions
• environmental permitting
• waste planning
• climate change
• town and village greens
• compulsory purchase orders and compensation claims
• listed buildings and conservation areas

Matt has developed a particular expertise in environmental permitting and regularly provides advice on permitting decisions by the Environment Agency.

Matt was instructed to represent Friends of the Earth at the major fracking inquiry in Lancashire which took place over 5 weeks in early 2016. Matt is also a regular volunteer with Friends of the Earth's planning and environmental legal advice service.

Matt represented the Claimant in R (Barron) v Lambeth LBC and succeeded in quashing the planning permission which would have led to the closure of an historic Brixton nightclub. Matt is particularly interested in cases such as this which draw on his expertise in both planning and licensing law.

Cases

Court of Appeal to define the scope of the Commons Act 2006
04.10.2017
The Court of Appeal (Jackson, Lindblom and Thirwall LJJ) will today begin to hear three days of argument in the co-joined appeals of Jones v NHS Property Services Ltd and....

Government grants permission for fracking in Lancashire
06.10.2016
In a landmark decision the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has today granted planning permission for shale gas fracking (hydraulic fracturing) at a site in Lancashire. The Secretary....

Court of Appeal to re-consider statutory incompatibility doctrine in village green cases
22.08.2016

Ashley Bowes has secured permission to appeal for Mr Tim Jones, a local resident, against the judgment of Mr Justice Gilbart in NHS Property Services Ltd v Surrey County Council [2016] EWHC 1715 (Admin.)

....

Historic Brixton nightclub saved – for now
19.05.2016

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.

....

Club wins Round 1 of legal fight to save Brixton Night Spot
18.12.2015
The legal challenge to Lambeth Council's decision to grant planning consent for controversial housing development that would lead to the closure of one of Brixton's best known night clubs has....

Local Government Lawyer: Nightclub owner wins permission
18.12.2015

Local Government Lawyer has reported the High Court decision to grant permission on all grounds to challenge the decision of Lambeth Council to grant consent for development which would have resulted in the closure of Club 414 in Coldharbour Lane, Brixton.

....

Government to have final say on Lancashire fracking sites
27.11.2015
The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government yesterday informed Lancashire County Council that the final decision on planning appeals concerning two fracking sites in Lancashire will be made....

Cornerstone Barristers instructed in Brixton nightclub judicial review
22.10.2015

Cornerstone Barristers' Jonathan Clay and Matt Lewin have been instructed by Louise Barron, owner of the legendary Club 414 in Brixton, in an attempt to save the club from closure after Lambeth Council granted planning permission for a change of use of the building from nightclub (sui generis) to A1 retail and residential.

....

Cornerstone Barristers instructed on major fracking planning appeals in Lancashire
28.09.2015

Four members of Cornerstone Barristers have been instructed in the UK's first planning appeals in respect of proposals to develop wells and associated works to carry out high volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) at two sites in Lancashire.

....

News

Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter May 2017
24.05.2017
The Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter includes... Editor's Note - Josef Cannon Leisure development in the Green Belt – not all fun and games? - Martin Edwards Licensing Uber: Better the devil you know?....

Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter February 2017
23.02.2017
The Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter includes...

  • Editors note - Josef Cannon
  • 20:20 Vision - Philip Kolvin QC
  • One more round for minimum unit pricing of alcohol - Josef Cannon & Matt Lewin
  • When can premises....

  • The Planner - We must do more to protect the night-time economy
    03.10.2016
    Matt Lewin has written an article for The Planner in which he considers how the planning system can be used to protect night time economies under threat from regeneration and....

    Brexit: Planning and the Environment Outside the EU
    06.07.2016
    The UK vote to leave the European Union raises significant questions around the potential impact on our domestic legislation. EU law is deeply embedded in our planning and environmental protection regimes.....

    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 Barristers in fracking inquiry underway in Lancashire
    09.02.2016
    The appeal brought by Cuadrilla against the decisions of Lancashire County Council to refuse planning permission for fracking developments in Lancashire has started this morning in Blackpool. Cornerstone Barristers' Estelle Dehon....

    Local Government Lawyer - Nightclub owner wins permission
    18.12.2015
    Local Government Lawyer has reported the High Court decision to grant permission on all grounds to challenge the decision of Lambeth Council to grant consent for development which would have....

    Court rulings send framework signals
    04.08.2014
    This article appeared in Planning Resource (subscription needed) on 25th July 2014. Several recent High Court cases involving housing proposals have considered the interpretation of paragraphs 14, 47 and 49 of....

    Overview

    Matt has detailed experience in virtually all areas of housing law:


    • possession claims and warrant suspensions
    • discretionary and mandatory claims for possession
    • rent arrears
    • anti-social behaviour
    • tenancy fraud
    • homelessness
    • HMOs
    • gas and access injunctions
    • disrepair
    • long leases
    • enforcement of leasehold covenants
    • mutual exchange and assignment

    Matt's depth of housing knowledge draws on his previous work as a housing officer for the London Borough of Camden and his secondment to a housing association where he worked as an in-house lawyer. As a result, Matt employs a practical, common sense approach to all of his work on behalf of his clients.

    Cases

    Council has "no case to answer" on EPA prosecution
    02.08.2017
    Matt Lewin has successfully defended the London Borough of Wandsworth on a private prosecution brought by an occupier of one of its properties under section 82 of the Environmental Protection....

    Is there always a public law defence to a possession claim brought by a public authority?
    27.02.2017
    Matt Lewin of Cornerstone Barristers has successfully represented the London Borough of Enfield in an application for summary judgment of a public law defence raised in a possession claim against....

    News

    Cornerstone Barristers Housing Newsletter August 2017
    22.08.2017
    The Cornerstone Housing NewsletterAugust 2017 includes...

  • The Editor speaks - Andrew Lane
  • Are housing associations public or private? - Catherine Rowlands
  • How can housing authorities respond to an emergency? - Matt Lewin
  • Unlawful sub-letting &....

  • Cornerstone Housing Newsletter May 2017
    04.05.2017
    The Cornerstone Housing Newsletter includes...

  • The Editor Speaks - Andy Lane
  • The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017: opportunities, challenges - Matt Lewin
  • Contracting  out Homelessness decisions - Peggy Etiebet
  • Funding for Supported Housing: Lost between the....

  • Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter February 2017
    23.02.2017
    The Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter includes...

  • Editors note - Josef Cannon
  • 20:20 Vision - Philip Kolvin QC
  • One more round for minimum unit pricing of alcohol - Josef Cannon & Matt Lewin
  • When can premises....

  • Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - February 2017
    06.02.2017
    The Editor Speaks - Andy Lane   The Housing and Planning Act 2016 Update - Tara O'Leary Homelessness Reduction Bill update 2016/17 - Matt Lewin Neighbourhood Planning Bill 2016/17 - Liam Wells Recent Housing....

    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 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 - May 2016
    04.05.2016
    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 – Kelvin Rutledge....

    Cornerstone Barristers Housing Newsletter - July 2015
    23.07.2015
    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....

  • Events

    Fixed term/flexible tenancies seminar
    15.03.2017

    1
    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

    Matt has a busy and growing practice in licensing and works in virtually all areas of licensable activity: alcohol, regulated entertainment, taxis, gambling, sexual entertainment venues and street trading. Matt is routinely instructed by licence holders, applicants, local authorities, the police and objectors. Matt advises and represents his clients at hearings before committees, appeal hearings at the magistrates' court and Crown Court and in prosecutions.

    Matt's licensing work includes:

    • premises licensing
    • hackney carriage and private hire vehicle licensing
    • sexual entertainment venue licensing
    • street trading licensing
    • gambling licensing
    • advising on licensing applications
    • representing clients at review hearings before licensing committees
    • interim steps and summary review hearings
    • advising and appearing at licensing appeals
    • prosecuting and defending in illegal taxi, alcohol and trading standards prosecutions

    Cases

    Historic Brixton nightclub saved – for now
    19.05.2016

    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.

    ....

    Club wins Round 1 of legal fight to save Brixton Night Spot
    18.12.2015
    The legal challenge to Lambeth Council's decision to grant planning consent for controversial housing development that would lead to the closure of one of Brixton's best known night clubs has....

    Local Government Lawyer: Nightclub owner wins permission
    18.12.2015

    Local Government Lawyer has reported the High Court decision to grant permission on all grounds to challenge the decision of Lambeth Council to grant consent for development which would have resulted in the closure of Club 414 in Coldharbour Lane, Brixton.

    ....

    News

    Betting industry bracing over new government consultation on gambling
    31.10.2017

    Betting industry bracing over new government consultation on gambling

    ....

    Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter May 2017
    24.05.2017
    The Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter includes... Editor's Note - Josef Cannon Leisure development in the Green Belt – not all fun and games? - Martin Edwards Licensing Uber: Better the devil you know?....

    Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter February 2017
    23.02.2017
    The Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter includes...

  • Editors note - Josef Cannon
  • 20:20 Vision - Philip Kolvin QC
  • One more round for minimum unit pricing of alcohol - Josef Cannon & Matt Lewin
  • When can premises....

  • The Planner - We must do more to protect the night-time economy
    03.10.2016
    Matt Lewin has written an article for The Planner in which he considers how the planning system can be used to protect night time economies under threat from regeneration and....

    Local Government Lawyer - Nightclub owner wins permission
    18.12.2015
    Local Government Lawyer has reported the High Court decision to grant permission on all grounds to challenge the decision of Lambeth Council to grant consent for development which would have....

    Local Government Lawyer - Nightclub owner seeks judicial review over permission for change of use
    02.11.2015
    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....

    Events

    IoL: Now & Next Training in Bristol
    25.05.2017


    The 'Now & Next' course is aimed at everyone with an interest in licensing, including Licensing Officers, Police Officers, Councillors and legal advisors of the licensing committee. Each session will be....

    IoL: Now & Next Training in London
    18.05.2017

    1
    The 'Now & Next' course is aimed at everyone with an interest in licensing, including Licensing Officers, Police Officers, Councillors and legal advisors of the licensing committee. Each session will be....

    IoL: Now & Next Training in Manchester
    16.05.2017


    The 'Now & Next' course is aimed at everyone with an interest in licensing, including Licensing Officers, Police Officers, Councillors and legal advisors of the licensing committee. Each session will be....

    Overview

    Matt's practice extends to a range of civil and commercial litigation matters. He has acted in successful restitutionary claims and claims for breach of contract and was recently instructed by a local authority as a junior in a six-day trial in the High Court.

    Matt is regularly instructed on applications for interim remedies, to advise, draft and appear at the hearing. Having spent some time on secondment to the legal department of a leading housing association, he has a strong grasp of the conduct of litigation, and is able to draft applications and claims from scratch, and at short notice, if required.

    Matt is experienced in applications before the Companies Court representing petitioning creditors in winding-up applications.

    Matt has experience in prosecuting regulatory offences in both the magistrates' court and the Crown Court. His recent cases have included:

    • prosecution under section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for flytipping;
    • prosecution for council tax fraud;
    • prosecution for social housing fraud under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013;
    • prosecution under section 72 of the Housing Act 2004 for operating an unlicensed house in multiple occupation.

    Matt has also advised a parish council on dealing with the threat of a noise abatement notices and, during his pupillage, assisted with a successful prosecution for breach of a noise abatement notice.

    Cases

    Cornerstone Barristers instructed in Brixton nightclub judicial review
    22.10.2015

    Cornerstone Barristers' Jonathan Clay and Matt Lewin have been instructed by Louise Barron, owner of the legendary Club 414 in Brixton, in an attempt to save the club from closure after Lambeth Council granted planning permission for a change of use of the building from nightclub (sui generis) to A1 retail and residential.

    ....

    News

    Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter February 2017
    23.02.2017
    The Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter includes...

  • Editors note - Josef Cannon
  • 20:20 Vision - Philip Kolvin QC
  • One more round for minimum unit pricing of alcohol - Josef Cannon & Matt Lewin
  • When can premises....

  • Overview

    Matt is regularly instructed in cases concerning adult social services and children's services. Matt's recent work in this area has included:

    • R (O) v Lambeth LBC [2016] EWHC 937 (Admin): Matt was instructed by the Claimant in a challenge to a children in need assessment
    • R (A and B) v C County Council: Matt represented the Defendant local authority in a claim for negligence
    • advising a service user on a claim for unpaid domiciliary care charges
    • advising a local authority on a deprivation of liberty case involving a service user with no leave to remain

    Matt was a member of the Cornerstone team selected by the Local Government Association to provide training to local authorities across the country on the implementation of the Care Act 2014. Matt also has particular experience of cases involving service users with no recourse to public funds and provides training on this subject to local authority social workers.

    Cases

    Local Government Lawyer: Nightclub owner wins permission
    18.12.2015

    Local Government Lawyer has reported the High Court decision to grant permission on all grounds to challenge the decision of Lambeth Council to grant consent for development which would have resulted in the closure of Club 414 in Coldharbour Lane, Brixton.

    ....

    Overview

    Matt is regularly instructed to bring and defend public law challenges in the Administrative Court, across all of his practice areas: Housing; Health and Social Care; Planning and Environmental; and Licensing. Matt is experienced in drafting urgent applications and grounds at short notice.

    Among Matt's recent cases are:
    • R (O) v Lambeth LBC [2016] EWHC 937 (Admin): Matt was instructed by the Claimant in a challenge to a children in need assessment
    • R (Salwa) v Epsom and Ewell BC: Matt represented the successful local authority in a challenge to a refusal to provide interim accommodation pending review
    • R (Barron) v Lambeth LBC: Matt represented the Claimant and successfully quashed the grant of a planning permission which would have led to the loss of an historic Brixton nightclub

    Cases

    Coventry Councillor censured for racial abuse
    20.03.2017
    At a hearing on 17 March 2017, Coventry City Council's Ethics Committee found that Cllr Jaswant Singh Birdi had breached its members' Code of Conduct by racially abusing a shopkeeper....

    Club wins Round 1 of legal fight to save Brixton Night Spot
    18.12.2015
    The legal challenge to Lambeth Council's decision to grant planning consent for controversial housing development that would lead to the closure of one of Brixton's best known night clubs has....

    News

    Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter February 2017
    23.02.2017
    The Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter includes...

  • Editors note - Josef Cannon
  • 20:20 Vision - Philip Kolvin QC
  • One more round for minimum unit pricing of alcohol - Josef Cannon & Matt Lewin
  • When can premises....

  • 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 - May 2016
    04.05.2016
    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 – Kelvin Rutledge....

    Local Government Lawyer - Nightclub owner wins permission
    18.12.2015
    Local Government Lawyer has reported the High Court decision to grant permission on all grounds to challenge the decision of Lambeth Council to grant consent for development which would have....

    Local Government Lawyer - Nightclub owner seeks judicial review over permission for change of use
    02.11.2015
    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....

    Cornerstone Barristers Housing Newsletter - July 2015
    23.07.2015
    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....

  • Birmingham Post - Are data protection officers a bulwark against online crime?

    25th May 2017

    Matt Lewin has written a column for the Birmingham Post on the impact of General Data Protection Regulation on companies and the role of a data protection officer. Click here to read the full article.

     

    The Planner - We must do more to protect the night-time economy

    3rd October 2016

    Matt Lewin has written an article for The Planner in which he considers how the planning system can be used to protect night time economies under threat from regeneration and permitted development in town centres. Click here to read the full article.

    Journal of Licensing - EU Court has not called last orders for minimum alcohol pricing (No. 14)

    1st March 2016

    Local Government Lawyer - Nightclub owner wins permission

    18th December 2015

    Local Government Lawyer has reported the High Court decision to grant permission on all grounds to challenge the decision of Lambeth Council to grant consent for development which would have resulted in the closure of Club 414 in Coldharbour Lane, Brixton.

    Jonathan Clay and Matt Lewin of Cornerstone Barristers are acting on behalf of the manager of Club 414.

    Read the full article here.

    Local Government Lawyer - Nightclub owner seeks judicial review over permission for change of use

    2nd November 2015

    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 a change of building use.

    Jonathan Clay and Matt Lewin of Cornerstone Barristers have been instructed to bring the claim on behalf of the owners.

    Journal of Licensing - Devolving taxi and private hire vehicle licensing powers to Wales (No. 13)

    1st November 2015

    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.

    Matt regularly provides training and seminars on Housing, Health and Social Care, Planning and Environmental and Licensing law.

    Matt is also experienced in advising public authorities on policy. His recent work has included: advising the Department for Culture Media and Sport on the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation; advising a local housing authority on its fire safety policy; and advising a local authority on its rent arrears policy

    News

    Betting industry bracing over new government consultation on gambling

    31st October 2017

    Betting industry bracing over new government consultation on gambling

    ....

    Case

    Court of Appeal to define the scope of the Commons Act 2006

    4th October 2017

    The Court of Appeal (Jackson, Lindblom and Thirwall LJJ) will today begin to hear three days of argument in the co-joined appeals of Jones v NHS Property Services Ltd and....

    News

    Cornerstone Barristers Housing Newsletter August 2017

    22nd August 2017

    The Cornerstone Housing NewsletterAugust 2017 includes...
  • The Editor speaks - Andrew Lane
  • Are housing associations public or private? - Catherine Rowlands
  • How can housing authorities respond to an emergency? - Matt Lewin
  • Unlawful sub-letting &....

  • Case

    Council has "no case to answer" on EPA prosecution

    2nd August 2017

    Matt Lewin has successfully defended the London Borough of Wandsworth on a private prosecution brought by an occupier of one of its properties under section 82 of the Environmental Protection....

    News

    Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter May 2017

    24th May 2017

    The Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter includes... Editor's Note - Josef Cannon Leisure development in the Green Belt – not all fun and games? - Martin Edwards Licensing Uber: Better the devil you know?....

    News

    Cornerstone Housing Newsletter May 2017

    4th May 2017

    The Cornerstone Housing Newsletter includes...
  • The Editor Speaks - Andy Lane
  • The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017: opportunities, challenges - Matt Lewin
  • Contracting  out Homelessness decisions - Peggy Etiebet
  • Funding for Supported Housing: Lost between the....

  • Case

    Coventry Councillor censured for racial abuse

    20th March 2017

    At a hearing on 17 March 2017, Coventry City Council's Ethics Committee found that Cllr Jaswant Singh Birdi had breached its members' Code of Conduct by racially abusing a shopkeeper....

    Case

    Is there always a public law defence to a possession claim brought by a public authority?

    27th February 2017

    Matt Lewin of Cornerstone Barristers has successfully represented the London Borough of Enfield in an application for summary judgment of a public law defence raised in a possession claim against....

    News

    Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter February 2017

    23rd February 2017

    The Cornerstone Leisure Newsletter includes...
  • Editors note - Josef Cannon
  • 20:20 Vision - Philip Kolvin QC
  • One more round for minimum unit pricing of alcohol - Josef Cannon & Matt Lewin
  • When can premises....

  • News

    Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - February 2017

    6th February 2017

    The Editor Speaks - Andy Lane   The Housing and Planning Act 2016 Update - Tara O'Leary Homelessness Reduction Bill update 2016/17 - Matt Lewin Neighbourhood Planning Bill 2016/17 - Liam Wells Recent Housing....

    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

    Government grants permission for fracking in Lancashire

    6th October 2016

    In a landmark decision the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has today granted planning permission for shale gas fracking (hydraulic fracturing) at a site in Lancashire. The Secretary....

    News

    The Oil and Gas Authority Becomes an Independent Regulator

    4th October 2016

    As of 1 October 2016, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) became the independent regulator for offshore and onshore oil and gas operations in the United Kingdom. The Cornerstone Hydrocarbon....

    News

    The Planner - We must do more to protect the night-time economy

    3rd October 2016

    Matt Lewin has written an article for The Planner in which he considers how the planning system can be used to protect night time economies under threat from regeneration and....

    Case

    Court of Appeal to re-consider statutory incompatibility doctrine in village green cases

    22nd August 2016

    Ashley Bowes has secured permission to appeal for Mr Tim Jones, a local resident, against the judgment of Mr Justice Gilbart in NHS Property Services Ltd v Surrey County Council [2016] EWHC 1715 (Admin.)

    ....

    News

    Brexit: Planning and the Environment Outside the EU

    6th July 2016

    The UK vote to leave the European Union raises significant questions around the potential impact on our domestic legislation. EU law is deeply embedded in our planning and environmental protection regimes.....

    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....

    Case

    Historic Brixton nightclub saved – for now

    19th May 2016

    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.

    ....

    News

    Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - May 2016

    4th 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 – Kelvin Rutledge....

    News

    Cornerstone Barristers in fracking inquiry underway in Lancashire

    9th February 2016

    The appeal brought by Cuadrilla against the decisions of Lancashire County Council to refuse planning permission for fracking developments in Lancashire has started this morning in Blackpool. Cornerstone Barristers' Estelle Dehon....

    News

    Local Government Lawyer - Nightclub owner wins permission

    18th December 2015

    Local Government Lawyer has reported the High Court decision to grant permission on all grounds to challenge the decision of Lambeth Council to grant consent for development which would have....

    Case

    Club wins Round 1 of legal fight to save Brixton Night Spot

    18th December 2015

    The legal challenge to Lambeth Council's decision to grant planning consent for controversial housing development that would lead to the closure of one of Brixton's best known night clubs has....

    Case

    Local Government Lawyer: Nightclub owner wins permission

    18th December 2015

    Local Government Lawyer has reported the High Court decision to grant permission on all grounds to challenge the decision of Lambeth Council to grant consent for development which would have resulted in the closure of Club 414 in Coldharbour Lane, Brixton.

    ....

    Case

    Government to have final say on Lancashire fracking sites

    27th November 2015

    The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government yesterday informed Lancashire County Council that the final decision on planning appeals concerning two fracking sites in Lancashire will be made....

    News

    Local Government Lawyer - Nightclub owner seeks judicial review over permission for change of use

    2nd November 2015

    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....

    Case

    Cornerstone Barristers instructed in Brixton nightclub judicial review

    22nd October 2015

    Cornerstone Barristers' Jonathan Clay and Matt Lewin have been instructed by Louise Barron, owner of the legendary Club 414 in Brixton, in an attempt to save the club from closure after Lambeth Council granted planning permission for a change of use of the building from nightclub (sui generis) to A1 retail and residential.

    ....

    Case

    Cornerstone Barristers instructed on major fracking planning appeals in Lancashire

    28th September 2015

    Four members of Cornerstone Barristers have been instructed in the UK's first planning appeals in respect of proposals to develop wells and associated works to carry out high volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) at two sites in Lancashire.

    ....

    News

    Cornerstone Barristers Housing Newsletter - July 2015

    23rd 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....

  • 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.

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    News

    Court rulings send framework signals

    4th August 2014

    This article appeared in Planning Resource (subscription needed) on 25th July 2014. Several recent High Court cases involving housing proposals have considered the interpretation of paragraphs 14, 47 and 49 of....

    EVENT

    IoL: Now & Next Training in Bristol

    25th May 2017

    The 'Now & Next' course is aimed at everyone with an interest in licensing, including Licensing Officers, Police Officers, Councillors and legal advisors of the licensing committee. Each session will be....

    EVENT

    IoL: Now & Next Training in London

    18th May 2017

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    The 'Now & Next' course is aimed at everyone with an interest in licensing, including Licensing Officers, Police Officers, Councillors and legal advisors of the licensing committee. Each session will be....

    EVENT

    IoL: Now & Next Training in Manchester

    16th May 2017

    The 'Now & Next' course is aimed at everyone with an interest in licensing, including Licensing Officers, Police Officers, Councillors and legal advisors of the licensing committee. Each session will be....

    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....