Advising a group of Surrey authorities on their ability to require affordable housing
contributions for developments of 10 or fewer units following the Court of Appeal's decision in West
Berkshire Council v SSCLG EWCA Civ. 441,  1 WLR 3923. His advice led to one of the first affordable housing obligations being upheld at appeal on a scheme of fewer
than 10 units, following the re-introduction of the exemption policy by the Secretary of State in May 2016 (APP/K3605/W/16/3146699).
Appearing in a test case on the meaning of "previously developed land" or "brownfield"
land within the NPPF: Dartford Borough Council v SSCLG  EWHC 635 (Admin.). He
subsequently secured permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal, to be heard in March 2017.
Successfully appearing for a neighbouring landowner in the High Court to quash a grant of
planning permission for a gypsy and travller site, in which the Inspector had mistakenly thought the highways authority witness was present on the site visit giving highways evidence: Rees v SSCLG(CO/2735/2016)
Successfully appearing for Dartford Borough Council in the High Court to quash a
town-centre residential scheme which failed to provide for a suitable mix of housing in accordance with the development plan: Dartford BC v SSCLG(CO/4454/2015)
Successfully appearing for South Cambridgeshire DC in the High Court to resist a challenge
judicial review to a refusal to determine a planning application: HC (Builders) Ltd v South Cambridgeshire
Successfully appearing for Brent LBC in the High Court to quash a residential extension
scheme: Brent LBC v SSCLG(CO/1292/2016).
Advising Danish magic-circle law firm Plesner on the first high-volume hydraulic
fracturing application in Denmark by Total.
Successfully appeared for Newark & Sherwood District Council to resist an appeal
against a rare immediate revocation of a taxi and private license.
Successfully appeared for a night-club owner to obtain the first sex entertainment venue
license in Guildford in Surrey.
Successfully appeared for the Security Industry Authority resisting appeals against
revocation and refusal.
Successfully represented the Guildford Hackney Carriage Association to persuade Guildford
Borough Council not to alter its fare calculator.
Advising a London authority on obtaining possession of land, and resisting an adverse
Advising a developer on access issues to land by utilising implied easements and easements
created by prescription.
Successfully represented a landowner resist an attempt to vary the common boundary. The
variation would have had the effect of creating a new vehicular access to serve a 100+ unit housing scheme.
Successfully appearing for a residents' group in Leatherhead to register Leach Grove Woods
a new village green following a contested public inquiry.
Successfully acting for a local inhabitant to scure the removal of roping excluding him
and others from engaging in lawful sports and pastimes over a registered village green.
Successfully appearing for a residents' group in Buckinghamshire to register Bryant's
Bottom Fields as a new village green following a contested public inquiry.