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23 Mar 2021
 

Lobbying Councillors: Writing to the Committee

 

In the second in his short series on lobbying councillors, Richard Harwood QC looks at how, when and what to write when making representations to councillors.

Author Richard Harwood OBE QC
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15 Mar 2021
 

Planning and the way out of Lockdown for Hospitality

 

What can cafes, restaurants, pubs and attractions do to increase trade outdoors as lockdown eases? More space? Marquees? Richard Harwood QC looks at the planning and pavement licensing rules that…

Author Richard Harwood OBE QC
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4 Mar 2021
 

When Fixation Becomes Legal Irrationality

 

In this episode John Pugh-Smith looks at the circumstances in which this ground  of challenge was upheld by Mrs Justice Lang in  R(United Trade Action Group) v Transport for London and Mayor of London [2021]…

Author John Pugh-Smith
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4 Mar 2021
 

EqIAs: Ignore their significance at your peril

 

In this episode, John Pugh-Smith looks at Equalities Impact Assessments (EqIAs) in the context of planning and traffic schemes, highlighted  by the recent High Court success of the London Taxi Drivers…

Author John Pugh-Smith
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4 Mar 2021
 

Lessons To Be Learned From “That” Parish Council Meeting

 

In this episode, John Pugh-Smith discusses the procedural issues surrounding Handforth’s Parish Council’s infamous Zoom meeting.

Author John Pugh-Smith
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8 Feb 2021
 

Pension Schemes and Climate Change – a discussion of the new changes

 

In this episode, Katherine Apps and Gethin Thomas discuss the Pensions Schemes Bill 2019, passed through Parliament on 19 January 2019, which create regulation making powers to impose governance and…

Author Katherine Apps, Gethin Thomas
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25 Jan 2021
 

Can you lobby councillors? Richard Harwood OBE QC

 

In the first of a short series on lobbying councillors, Richard Harwood QC looks at the Holborn Studios (No2) judgment and asks the fundamental question: is there a right to…

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24 Nov 2020
 

Planning Court Reform

 

In this episode, Richard Harwood QC considers the four different ways of bringing proceedings in the Planning Court and asks whether four should become one.

Author Richard Harwood OBE QC
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12 Nov 2020
 

That ADR Feeling – John Pugh-Smith

 

In this episode John Pugh-Smith considers this topic in the context of the current round of consultation on changes to the Judicial Review: the Government commissioned Faulks’ Independent Review of…

Author John Pugh-Smith
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5 Nov 2020
 

Openness in a year of Lockdowns

 

In this episode John Pugh-Smith reviews the Higher Courts cases on the correct approach to this Green Belt thorny issue, starting with the Supreme Court’s judgment in R (Samuel Smith…

Author John Pugh-Smith
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