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FRANCIS TAYLOR BUILDING, INNER TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7BY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7353 8415
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 7622
DX:
402 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.ftbchambers.co.uk

Richard Glover QC

Tel:
Work 020 7353 8415
Email:
Francis Taylor Building (Francis Taylor Building)

Position

Specialises in all aspects of town and country planning, local government, rating, compulsory purchase and compensation law, administrative, environmental, parliamentary and election law. Has wide experience of all courts (from top to bottom) and an extensive range of tribunals and inquiries. Recent highlights include: since promoting the CPO to acquire the site for the Olympic Stadia and Park, appearing for the LDA in several inquiries to identify for the purposes of compensation the planning status of land acquired; other planning work has included various residential and leisure schemes; acting on numerous compensation claims arising out of the Olympics, Crossrail, the NWDA’s acquisition of Ancoats and regeneration schemes in Liverpool and Newport; acting for BT in the successful response to the European Commission’s investigation on whether there has been state aid in the valuation of its core network and to the subsequent appeal to the Court of First Instance; acting for the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints in both House of Lords on their claim that the rating of their temple near Preston is discriminatory and subsequently in the Lands Chamber; acting for several port and other industrialists and infrastructure providers (eg electricity generators and suppliers, oil installations, airports, telecommunications providers, water companies) in the UK and in Hong Kong on complex issues relating their rateable values and rates liability; acting also for national retailers, major office users and for Wembley Stadium on their valuation appeals. Is an editor of both Ryde on Rating and the Council Tax and Local Government Law.

Career

QC 2009.

Member

Planning and Environment Bar Association; accredited mediator.

Education

Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (BA).


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading silks

Richard Glover QC - Francis Taylor Building ‘He is convincing in his arguments and has an excellent tribunal manner.’

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government)

Francis Taylor Building is a ‘very strong planning set from top to bottom’ and is thus particularly experienced in matters involving local authorities. Richard Glover QC has acted in cases concerning multiple high-profile compulsory purchase compensation matters, such as those involving the Stratford Olympic Park and Crossrail.

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Planning

Within: Planning – Leading silks

Richard Glover QC - Francis Taylor Building ‘He has a phenomenal grasp of the law and is a strong presence in court.’

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