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Francis Taylor Building

Local Government

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Francis Taylor Building is noted for its representation of both claimants and local authorities in a wide range of local government matters. Areas of particular strength for the set's members include cases relating to local government finances and council tax, as well as complex public health, licensing and highways matters. The team is also regularly called upon to advise on ratings and land valuation matters, and offers considerable expertise in relation to compulsory purchase orders and compensation.

Client service:

"The clerks are good at finding availability quickly in very difficult circumstances." "The clerks are determined to make things work for their clients." "Paul Coveney, Andrew Briton and Harry Killick are very easy to deal with, efficient and easy to reach." Paul Coveney is the senior clerk.

Strengths:

Richard Honey QC
Richard Honey QC acts for and against local government bodies in a wide range of matters. He has particular experience in compulsory purchase cases, as well as highways and planning matters. He is also regularly instructed in cases involving ratings and local government powers.
"He is very forensic but equally very commercial and gives clear advice on risks."
Recent work: Instructed to advise Enfield London Borough Council on the major CPO required for the redevelopment of the 27-acre Montagu Industrial Estate.

Local Government

Francis Taylor Building

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Location

Francis Taylor Building

Inner Temple

London

Greater London

UK

EC4Y 7BY

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Local Government


Richard Honey QC
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