News & Publications

Law can save lives. This can be true of religious laws (relating to food and personal hygiene), Roman law (water and waste), Victorian law (Public Health Act 1848 and the spread of cholera and typus) and now the The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions)(England) Regulations 2020 (‘the Restrictions Regulations)...

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020
A short summary for lockdown week 2...

Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020
This note attempts to summarise the current working practice for Courts and Tribunals in England and Wales: is the court or tribunal simply closed, open for certain business or operating new remote procedures?...

Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020
No5 have set up the facility to host virtual mediations and round table meetings....

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020
Mobile numbers for management...

Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020
It is notoriously difficult to predict the level of fines in planning cases. Not least because the guidelines are unhelpfully broad....

Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020
At present, the contest between need and the environmental effects of expansion of Heathrow has been settled by a virus....

Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020
The steps No5 are taking to help minimise the spread of COVID-19....

Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2020
These cases concerned challenges by Gladman to two appeal decisions made by Planning Inspectors relate to the interpretation of paragraph 11(d)(ii) of the National Planning Policy Framework issued in February 2019 (“NPPF”)....

Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2020
MHCLG document Planning for the Future (12 March 2020) announcements...

Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2020
No5 Barristers’ Chambers Planning Group is hosting its flagship conference on Monday, March 30, at The ICC in Birmingham...

Date: Fri, 06 Mar 2020
Chris Young QC and Howard Leithead have successfully resisted a challenge to a decision to grant planning permission by Brighton & Hove City Council...

Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2020
Could menopause be impacting on the poor rates of retention of women at senior levels?...

Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2020
Appeal Decision: Land at Clavering Walk, Cooden, Bexhill-on-Sea...

Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2020
Bromley LBC v Persons Unknown [2020] EWCA Civ 12...

Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020
Legal planning experts will put the spotlight on the challenges of housing supply and demand at No5's Annual Planning Seminar to be held in Birmingham next month....

Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020
A planning expert from No5 Barristers’ Chambers will launch his debut book in March in which he uses his own life experience to reflect on modern Britain, social mobility and the challenges that still face children from deprived areas....

Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020
Planning analysis: In Haden v Shropshire Council, the High Court rejected a legal challenge to a local planning authority’s (LPA’s) decision to grant planning permission for development of a sand and gravel quarry in the green belt...

Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2020
Two barristers from No5 Barristers’ Chambers, the UK’s largest set of chambers, are to be appointed to Her Majesty’s Queen’s Counsel by the Lord Chancellor at a ceremony taking place at Westminster Hall on Monday 16th March....

Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020
Christmas opening hours...

Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2019
Leanne Buckley-Thomson writes about being a mother, her passion for her job & on returning to work...

Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2019
No5 Barristers' Chambers ranked in leading Chambers UK 2020 Guide...

Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2019
By Richard Kimblin QC and Peter Goatley...

Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019
No5 Barristers’ Chambers has once again confirmed its standing as one of the leading sets of barristers in the country in the annual Legal 500....

Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2019
When should two developments be treated as one for the purposes of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations 2017 (“the EIA Regulations”)?...

Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019
Two cricket tournaments staged by No5 Barristers’ Chambers in memory of a late member have raised a total of £3,375 for the national charity of the Bar – Advocate....

Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019
A Planning Inspector recently delivered a long-awaited decision following an appeal under Section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990....

Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019
The High Court has recently dismissed a Claimant’s application under section 288 of the 1990 Act...

Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2019
In an interesting and rare case, a Revocation Order (‘the Order’) made by Thanet District Council...

Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2019
Robert Jenrick, the new Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government will today complete his first week in office. His initial pronouncements about increasing housing delivery appear very encouraging....

Date: Tue, 06 Aug 2019
Planning analysis: In refusing permission to apply for statutory review, the Court of Appeal held that there was no limit to the number...

Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2019
In his parting shot, James Brokenshire allowed an appeal for 800 new...

Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2019
No5 Planning Barristers to appear in the first Supreme Court case in Wales today...

Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019
Christopher Young QC advised and presented the case for the Rushmoor and St Andrews Schools...

Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2019
Supreme Court cases on town and country planning are obviously important. Or are they?...

Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019
Chris Young examines an Housing Appeal allowed with very special circumstances...

Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2019
When a single pipeline is laid under another’s land the standard industry approach is to...

Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2019
In this legal update, Leanne Buckley-Thomson considers section 73 applications exploring recent...

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2019
The Westminster government’s plans for a new runway at Heathrow have received a green light...

Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Dove J has quashed the Secretary of State’s decision to refuse permission for 203 dwellings...

Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019
No5 Barristers’ Chambers has been officially recognised for the mutual support its barristers and staff provide to ensure their continued wellbeing....

Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The NPPF at paragraph 42 recognises that “other consenting bodies” have a part to play in...

Date: Thu, 30 May 2019
Appointments to the Attorney General's civil panel counsel for 2019....

Date: Wed, 08 May 2019
Permission has been granted on s78 appeal for a 60 bed care home (Use Class C2) in Hartley Wintney, within Hart District Council: APP/N1730/W/18/3203638...

Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2019
James Corbet Burcher examines PlanTech at the No5 Annual Planning Seminar...

Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2019
Barristers at No5 have once again made a strong showing in Planning Resource’s Annual Planning Law Survey...

Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2019
Around 300 experts were given key advice on how a planning inquiry shake-up may affect them in an annual seminar hosted by a leading barristers’ chambers....

Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Court of Appeal upholds stays of improper planning prosecutions...

Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2019
On 19th February 2019 the Government published its updates to the revised National Planning Policy Framework ("NPPF”) for England, giving us NPPF 2019. The revised NPPF (or NPPF 2018) replaced the initial NPPF (NPPF 2012), which was published on 27th March 2012....

Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2019
A planning expert will give advice on how to prepare for planning inquiries at No5 Barristers’ Chambers’ leading seminar....

Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2019
The High Court last week quashed a decision by a Planning Inspector involving an important case considering the Regulations on the Community Infrastructure Levy ("CIL Regulations”)....

Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2019
No5 enforces their POCA expertise...

Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Thea Osmund-Smith successful in High Court...

Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Challenge to Gypsy Site Fails...

Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2018
Response from Christopher Young QC, No5 Barristers' Chambers...

Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2018
Leanne Buckley-Thomson plays important role in Royal Town Planning Institute initiative...

Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018
Planning and Environment expert Jack Smyth of No5 Barristers’ Chambers has been appointed as a Drainage Member of the Agricultural Land Tribunal of Wales....

Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2018
Three of the main issues the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), published on Tuesday...

Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Download this publication here: http://www.no5.com/cms/documents/Not%20NPPF2.pdf Link to judg...

Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2018
Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd v Williams [2018] EWCA Civ 1514 Court of Appeal clarifies that, w...

Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2018
Barristers provide local authorities with planning advice and updates...

Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2018
Valued Landscapes – A Legal Perspective...

Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Planning permission quashed due to failure to apply public sector equality duty...

Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2018
On 9th June the High Court settled this long-running conundrum by sealing a consent order in which t...

Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2018
Scott Stemp and Hashi Mohamed in landmark ruling on planning application fees...

Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2018
The Respondents were represented by Scott Stemp in the Magistrates Court; and by Richard Humphreys QC in the High Court. Case Number: CO/5519/2017...

Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2018
Leanne Buckley-Thomson and commercial law firm Thrings secure High Court halt to care home expansion...

Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2018
Those promoting and determining development proposals in the area of influence of sites protected un...

Date: Tue, 08 May 2018
Question 12 of the consultation on the revised NPPF asks “Do you agree with the applicati...

Date: Mon, 07 May 2018
The Judicial Review of the Written Ministerial Statement ("WMS") on Neighbourhood Developm...

Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2018
The interpretation of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has been subject to some very...

Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Record attendance at No5 planning seminar ...

Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2018
BARRISTERS AT NO5 SECURE STRONG SHOWING IN THE ANNUAL PLANNING LAW SURVEY...

Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018
On Monday 5 March 2018 draft revisions to the NPPF were published. The previous day the Secretary ...

Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2018
UKELA Moot winners secure mini-pupillage and internship with No5...

Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Thea Osmund-Smith has been appointed the Attorney General’s C Panel of Counsel. The appointment will commence on 1st March....

Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2018
Richard Humphreys QC acted for Wiltshire Council in both appeals....

Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Devolution of power: the impacts of devolution on the delivery of new infrastructure...

Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Supreme Court: The Richborough/ Suffolk Coastal Judgment  What the case means for the developm...

Date: Tue, 09 May 2017
The Supreme Court has today (10 May 2017) given judgment in the Cheshire East / Suffolk Coastal case...

Date: Tue, 09 May 2017
On the 22 February 2017 the Supreme Court judgment in the case; Bloor Homes (Wilmslow) Ltd v HCA, was handed down....

Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017
Hibbitt v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2016] EWHC 2853. The High Cour...

Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2016
The Journal of Planning Law has just published (issue 8) an article written by Richard Humphreys QC:...

Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016
Tim Jones barrister at No5 Chambers, recently co-presented a seminar...

Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2015