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Cornerstone Barristers

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2-3 GRAY'S INN SQUARE, LONDON, WC1R 5JH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 4986
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Fax 020 7405 1166
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316 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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www.cornerstonebarristers.com
Birmingham, Cardiff, London
Cornerstone Barristers, Jack Parker, London, ENGLAND

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Jack Parker

Tel:
Work 020 7242 4986
Email:
Cornerstone Barristers (Cornerstone Barristers)

Work Department

Administrative and public Law; planning and environment and property law.

Career

Jack specialises in administrative and public, planning and environment and property law and has expertise in a range of related areas including commercial, local authority governance and services, licensing and housing.

Jack appears regularly in the High Court and at planning inquiries on behalf of private parties, local authorities and the Secretary of State (having been appointed to the AG’s 'C' Panel) and has been involved in a number of significant planning/public law cases in the Court of Appeal.

Recent cases includes: Benson v SSCLG [2018] EWHC 2354 (Admin) (Fairness in inquiry procedure); Euro Garages Ltd v SSCLG [2018] EWHC 1753 (Admin) (Green Belt); Cheshire East v SSCLG [2018] EWHC 1524 (Admin) (Neighbourhood Plans); Bohm v SSCLG [2017] EWHC 3217 (Admin) (heritage assets); R(Wet Finishing Works Ltd) v Taunton and Deane BC [2017] EWHC 1837 (Admin) (consultation requirements in respect of s.106 agreements); Oakley v South Cambridgeshire DC [2017] EWCA Civ 71 (Admin) (scope of common law duty to give reasons for the grant of planning permission); RLT Built Environment Ltd v Cornwall Council [2016] EWHC 2817 (Admin) (challenge to second homes restrictions in St Ives Neighbourhood Plan, with Mark Lowe QC). 

Jack is a contributor to Cornerstone on the Planning Court.

Called in 2011.

Member

Planning and Environment Bar Association (PEBA).


London Bar

Planning

Within: Leading Juniors

Jack Parker - Cornerstone Barristers ‘ Diligent and capable, he strikes up a good relationship with the court. ’

Within: Planning

An 'established set with a full range of counsel on planning matters, including some good upcoming juniors', Cornerstone Barristers cover a mix of work across projects, with a large number of instructions coming from local authorities. Mark Lowe QC and Jack Parker represented Hertfordshire County Council in a called-in inquiry over a waste-to-energy plant proposal designed to turn the entire county's waste into 33.5MW of energy. Robin Green represented Welwyn Hatfield District Council in a challenge to its decision to approve the construction of a crematorium, brought by a competitor. In housing, Wayne Beglan, represented Waverley Council in a planning inquiry concerning an application to build 1,800 homes on the former site of RAF Dunsfold, better known as the Top Gear test track.

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