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  • Anthony Crean QC and John Hunter successfully resist Oxford Greyhound Stadium JR

    Anthony Crean QC and John Hunter successfully resist Oxford Greyhound Stadium JR

    27 January 2015

    Tuesday 27th January 2015 Anthony Crean QC and John Hunter represented Oxford City Council in a claim for judicial review of its decision to designate Oxford Stadium, a former greyhound racing and speedway venue, as a conservation area. The decision was challenged by the...more


  • Common law rights and the Human Rights Act

    Common law rights and the Human Rights Act

    22 January 2015

    22nd January 2015 Richard Clayton QC Richard Clayton QC explains why human rights as developed by the common law are no substitute for Human Rights Act which the academic journal, Public Law, has...more


  • "Can I Have My Deposit Back Please?" - Article by Mark Harper

    15 January 2015

    Can I Have My Deposit Back Please? Article by Mark Harper “Can I have my deposit back please?” (published in Lexis Corporate Rescue & Insolvency (2014) 6 CRI 225) considers the issues relevant to the Law Commission’s project: “Protecting consumer...more


  • RTPI Planning Law Update 2nd March – Book Now

    RTPI Planning Law Update 2nd March – Book Now

    14 January 2015

    Planning continues to keep the courts busy, with key decisions being made in areas such as the interpretation of policy and the NPPF, housing land supply and neighbourhood plans. Policy and government statements emerge almost every week seeking to make planning easier, and strategic planning...more


  • Eleanor d'Arcy successfully represents Respondent in Court of Appeal

    Eleanor d'Arcy successfully represents Respondent in Court of Appeal

    17 December 2014

    Eleanor d'Arcy Eleanor recently represented the Respondent in the Court of Appeal. Judgment was handed down by the Court of Appeal on 4th December 2014. The Respondent was successful in having the Appeal dismissed. The Court of Appeal did not require Eleanor to amplify her...more


  • Martin Carter in Neighbourhood Planning Victory

    Martin Carter in Neighbourhood Planning Victory

    11 December 2014

    Martin Carter Martin Carter has successfully appeared for Rutland County Council in defending a Judicial Review brought by Larkfleet Homes against the decision of the Council to approve the Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan for referendum. The principal ground of challenge...more


  • Wood Street Mission Christmas Appeal

    Wood Street Mission Christmas Appeal

    9 December 2014

    We are delighted to report that Chambers has again supported the ‘Wood Street Mission Christmas Project’ as our chosen Christmas Charity. The Mission’s aim is to ensure that any child affected by poverty in Manchester and Salford receives a new toy on Christmas Day. Wood...more


  • Michael Stephens elected Captain of the Bar Golfing Society

    Michael Stephens elected Captain of the Bar Golfing Society

    8 December 2014

    Michael Stephens As he nears the end of his term as President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Birmingham based member of Kings Chambers Michael Stephens has been honoured with election as the Captain of the Bar Golfing Society for 2015. Michael plays off a 9 handicap at...more


  • FA Judicial Panel Appointment

    FA Judicial Panel Appointment

    4 December 2014

    4th December 2014 Kings Chambers congratulates David Casement QC on his recent appointment to The Football Association Judicial Panel. The Judicial Panel was established pursuant to the Articles of Association and the Standing Orders of The Football Association to sit on...more


  • Kings Chambers' Richard Clayton QC:    The Work of the Venice Commission

    Kings Chambers' Richard Clayton QC: The Work of the Venice Commission

    2 December 2014

    2nd December 2014 Richard Clayton QC Richard was appointed the United Kingdom’s Member to the Venice Commission in 2010, following a competitive interview. Professor Paul Craig was...more


  • Success for Nigel Poole QC in Delay in Diagnosing Cancer Claim

    Success for Nigel Poole QC in Delay in Diagnosing Cancer Claim

    1 December 2014

    1st December 2014 Nigel Poole QC has successfully secured compensation for Katie Maytum, a mother of two whose diagnosis of breast cancer was delayed due to negligence at the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend. On the fourth day of the trial at the High Court in Cardiff a settlement...more


  • Shadow Communities Minister outlines ambitions to meet UK housing need at the Kings Chambers Annual Planning Conference

    Shadow Communities Minister outlines ambitions to meet UK housing need at the Kings Chambers Annual Planning Conference

    25 November 2014

    25th November 2014 PRESS RELEASE – 25 November 2014 – Labour’s Shadow Communities Minister shared its house building vision with planning experts today and promised to remove roadblocks to land usage. Shadow Minister for Communities & Local Government Roberta...more


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