Ranjit Bhose KC > Cornerstone Barristers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Cornerstone Barristers
2-3 GRAY'S INN SQUARE
LONDON
WC1R 5JH
England

Work Department

Local government; public law; social housing; landlord and tenant; property; property related negligence; licensing; civil litigation; Court of Protection.

Career

Ranjit has a varied practice, with particular specialism in the following: local government; public law; social housing; landlord and tenant; property; property related negligence; licensing; civil litigation; Court of Protection. He has strong links with local authorities, major private sector landlords and developers, and registered providers.

In 2018 he has been successfully representing Uber in its appeal against the refusal of its London PHV licence; acting for Haringey at all stages of the multi-million pound public-private Haringey Development Vehicle LLP partnership, including successfully defeating a judicial review claim in R (Peters) v Haringey LBC  [2018] EWHC 192 (Admin); acting for a consortium of local authorities challenging the decision in Jones v LB Southwark on water re-selling.

Other recent cases include: Worthington v Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd (2018) (CA – harassment by housing associations); Re M (2018) (Court of Protection – alleged forced marriage); R. (Friends of Finsbury Park) v Haringey LBC (2017) (CA – hiring out of public parks, licencing); R (Muir) v Wandsworth BC (2017) (Admin – local authority powers and duties, parks); Fabric Nightclub (2016) (MC – licence revocation); Holley v Hillingdon LBC (2016) (CA – housing, human rights); Re: Pond House, Pond Place, London SW23 (2015) (UT – QLTAs and framework agreements); Sims v Dacorum DC (2014) (SC – housing and property, human rights); Evans v Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators (2014) (CA – easements over common land); Thompson v Oxford CC (2014) (CA – lap dancing); Superstrike v Rodriguez (2013) (CA – tenancy deposits); Bean Leisure v Leeds CC (2014) (Admin – lap dancing); Tachie v Welwyn Hatfield DC (2013) (Admin – public procurement, Teckal; contracting-out); Bristol CC Council v Digs (2014) (Admin – HMO licensing).

Called 1989 (Gray’s Inn); Silk 2012.

Languages

German

Education

University College, Oxford (BA Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Licensing

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Ranjit Bhose KCCornerstone Barristers

Cornerstone Barristers is noted for being ‘excellent’ when it comes to licensing matters, with a focus on representing operators in disputes concerning gambling, sex shops, alcohol, public entertainment and private hire. In Uber London Limited v Transport for London & United Trade Action Group & APCU & Transopco Limited, Ranjit Bhose KC led Josef Cannon, acting on behalf of Uber in proceedings questioning whether the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998 requires a licensed operator to enter a contract as a principal with a passenger who has booked a journey. Asitha Ranatunga represented Bessington Investments in an objection to One World Festival’s application for a new premises license.

London Bar > Local government (including rating law)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Ranjit Bhose KCCornerstone Barristers

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Ranjit Bhose KCCornerstone BarristersRanjit is a superb advocate, his case preparation is second to none and he has an uncanny ability to immediately recall page numbers for specific documents in massive trial bundles.

London Bar > Social housing

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Ranjit Bhose KCCornerstone Barristers