Juan Lopez Joins Chambers

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Juan Lopez Joins Chambers


We are delighted to announce that Juan Lopez has joined Chambers, with immediate effect. Juan joins from Francis Taylor Building with a highly established planning, commercial and public law practice…. Read more »

CategoryNews Author Juan Lopez Date

Rapid Response Guidance Note: Covid-19, Social Distancing and Mental Capacity


The Court of Protection team have been asked to advise on a number of occasions as to the legal position where a person (“P”) lives in the community and declines… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Sian Davies, Alexander Ruck Keene Date

Expert witnesses and conflicts of interest


Hot on the heels of the Supreme Court’s recent judgment in Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd [2020] UKSC 48 on bias and impartiality, the Court of Appeal (on… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author Edwin Glasgow CBE QC, Paul Darling OBE QC, David Brynmor Thomas QC, David Bateson *, Karishma Vora, Ruth Keating, Vivek Kapoor Date

Inspector confirms Rail Crossing Extinguishment (Whitstable, Kent) Order


By Order Decision dated 25 January 2021, Inspector Cruickshank (BSc (Hons), MSc, MIPROW) has confirmed the Kent County Council (Public Footpaths CW80 & CWX40, Whitstable) Rail Crossing Extinguishment and Definitive… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Juan Lopez Date

Contested heritage: what are the rules?


The government have announced that greater planning and listed building controls will be introduced for contested heritage such as statues and plaques, but what are the rules being changed. Richard… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Richard Harwood OBE QC Date

Mental Health Act assessments should be in person and not remote


The Divisional Court made clear that assessments by doctors and AMHPs considering whether someone should be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 should be in person face to face… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Fenella Morris QC Date

Treatment of Trans Children and Young People: Appeal


The Court of Appeal has granted permission to appeal on all grounds put forward by the appellant Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in the case of R (Bell) v… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Fenella Morris QC, Nicola Kohn Date

When is a refusal by a 16 or 17 year old of treatment determinative?


Sir James Munby, sitting as a judge of the High Court, has considered in detail the question of whether refusal of life-sustaining treatment by those under 18 can be determinative.  … Read more »

CategoryNews Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Alexander Ruck Keene Date

Success in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 Rankings


Chambers is delighted that eleven members of Chambers have been ranked in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 Guide, released today, The members have been listed across all three practice… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Paul Darling OBE QC, Adrian Hughes QC, Charles Manzoni QC, Peter Rees QC, Marion Smith QC, David Bateson *, Jonathan Bellamy, Loretta Malintoppi (Rome), Ben Olbourne, David Hopkins, Denys Hickey Date

Necessary Wayleave Application Receives Review by BEIS


Eastern Power Networks, as the holder of a distribution licence issued under section 6(1)(c) of the Electricity Act 1989, has agreed terms with a landowner over which electric overhead lines… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Juan Lopez Date

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