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PC in 2020: Has the Planning Court proved a success?

Has the Planning Court proved a success? What should be its future, and that of judicial review and statutory challenges in the planning system, in the light of the Faulks review? John Litton QC, Duncan Field, Tim Buley QC, Simon Ricketts and Jenny Wigley discuss.

At a time when the Government has appointed a panel led by Lord Faulks to carry out an independent review of administrative law, with potentially far-reaching questions as to reforms to, and restrictions to the availability of, judicial review, what better time to look back at the work of the Planning Court since its creation in 2014? What should be the role of judicial review and statutory challenges in our changing planning system?

About the speakers

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JOHN LITTON 3371

John Litton QC

John is a leading silk in the areas of town and country planning, environmental law, highways, compulsory purchase & compensation and administrative law. He also practices in a broad range of civil and commercial litigation matters including complex rating cases.

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Duncan Field

Duncan Field

Duncan advises on major infrastructure projects and regeneration schemes around the UK. He was previously head of planning law at Norton Rose Fulbright and was also a specialist planning partner at Wragge & Co and SJ Berwin.

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Tim Buley

Tim Buley QC

Tim specialises in all areas of public and regulatory law, human rights, and planning and environmental law.

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Rowann Clapp

Simon Ricketts

Simon specialises in planning, compulsory purchase and related public law issues in relation to major mixed-use development schemes across England. Before co-founding Town, he was head of planning and environmental law first at SJ Berwin and then King & Wood Mallesons.

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David Elvin

Jenny Wigley

Jenny’s practice is focused on planning and environmental law and non-domestic rating (local government tax).

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