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Cases

CASE: Planning and Environment

Stoke Poges Campus, School Lane, Bucks SL2 4Q1 APP/N0410/W/20/3264723

27.04.2021

Lisa is representing the Secretary of State for Education in his appeal against the non-determination by Buckinghamshire Council of planning permission for a new multi-purpose building at an Academy in

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CASE: Inquests and Inquiries

Shoreham Air Crash disaster - Eighth Hearing

27.04.2021

Gerard Forlin QC appeared in Court yesterday at the eighth hearing where he is acting for 10 of the 11 bereaved families. At the hearing yesterday, Gerard made lengthy submissions to

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CASE: Housing

Supreme Court grants permission to appeal in Croydon LBC v Kalonga

26.04.2021

Croydon LBC granted a flexible tenancy to Ms Kalonga. During the fixed term of the tenancy Croydon instituted a possession claim against Ms Kalonga in the County Court. Because of

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CASE: Public Law and Judicial Review

Court of Appeal Overturns 39 Convictions Following "Biggest Miscarriage of Justice in History"

23.04.2021

The Court of Appeal today gave judgment in the case of Hamilton and Ors v Post Office Limited. The case concerned the convictions of 42 former sub-postmasters found to have

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CASE: Planning and Environment

Extensions in the Green Belt and material changes of use – what’s the proper approach?

16.04.2021

The Bluebell Cemetery appeal raised an important question about the proper interpretation of Green Belt policy – and its outcome, while far from straightforward, is likely to lead to an

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CASE: Planning and Environment

Hillside Parks Ltd v Snowdonia National Park Authority [2020] EWCA Civ 1440

16.04.2021

1.         On 3 November 2020 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in a case involving a planning permission from 1967, a judgment from 1987, and three lines of authority

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CASE: Planning and Environment

Less Than Net Zero: climate change as a material consideration in planning decision taking

16.04.2021

In her speech at the 25th UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP25), Greta Thunberg criticised states ‘committed’ to net-zero-by-2050 of failing to include air travel, shipping and imports in

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CASE: Planning and Environment

All things great and beautiful

16.04.2021

The quality of our public spaces – whether urban or rural, modern or ancient – has always mattered, and the aspiration to build beautifully is noble, and as old as

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CASE: Local Government

R (Bewley Homes plc and others) v (1) Waverley Borough Council and (2) Farnham Town Council [2017] 2 P&CR 19

09.04.2021

Lisa acted successfully (and received an award of costs) for the Town Council in this claim for judicial review by the claimant property developers of the LPA's decision that a

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CASE: Public Law and Judicial Review

Electoral Commission defeats Labour Party's claim for judicial review

31.03.2021

Philip Coppel QC and Olivia Davies successfully defended the Electoral Commission against the Labour Party's claim for judicial review. The claim concerned registered descriptions – phrases that political parties can apply

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