Pallant Chambers Local Authority

Local Government

Chambers has a long history of acting for and against most of the South’s local authorities. The Team offers specialist advice and advocacy in most areas affecting Local Authorities including:

• Anti-Social Behaviour
• Data Protection
• Freedom of Information
• Governance
• Highways disputes
• Housing
• Housing, and Council Tax Benefit: Appeals and Fraud;
• Licensing,(Liquor),
• Licensing (Hackney Carriage and Private Hire)
• Member Conduct and Standards

Planning

Its practitioners have advised and trained local authorities on standard practice and procedure in such matters as Anti-Social Behaviour Orders, Governance, Health & Safety, Homelessness and Planning Enforcement, Appeals and Inquiries.

Members of chambers draw on their experiences in other fields in order to offer a comprehensive service in all matters concerning Local Authorities. In particular, chambers’ strengths in Housing, Landlord & Tenant, Property, Commercial, Employment and Construction law allow members to offer first-rate advice and assistance.

Chambers’ practitioners are acutely aware of the political and economic pressures to which Local Authorities are subject and aim to tailor their practical advice to suit those needs. One member of chambers having spent many years as a senior officer in a local authority. A number of members of chambers have worked in-house at District and County Councils and are therefore well placed to understand and meet the demands of such Authorities.

Cases

September 2013
R v James - Appeal
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November 2012
Port Solent Village Green Application - Inspector's Report 20th November 2012
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2007
Court of Appeal - Raglan Housing Association Ltd v Fairclough
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2005
R v AJ Wiles ex p Herefordshire DC [2005] EWHC 306 (Admin)
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2002
R v Waltham Forest ex p Decra [2002] EWHC 2718 (Admin)
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