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Freddie Humphreys

Manchester, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : LicensingPlanning
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Licensing - Northern/North Eastern (Bar)

Band 2

Freddie Humphreys
Freddie Humphreys regularly acts in taxi licensing cases and hearings and appeals regarding gambling and entertainment licences. He is best known for his representation of local authorities, but also acts for objectors and the owners of licensed premises.
Strengths: "An effective advocate."
Recent work: Acted for Wakefield Council in an appeal against the revocation of the premises licence for an ex-services club following violent incidents.
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Planning - Northern/North Eastern (Bar)

Band 3

Freddie Humphreys
Freddie Humphreys is experienced in a range of planning matters, including inquiries, enforcement and appeals work. He maintains particular expertise in highways law, as well as regularly handling matters relating to residential and retail developments.
Strengths: "He is a very good advocate. He really knows the strengths in his case and drives forward maximising those aspects."
Recent work: Acted for Selby District Council to obtain an ex parte injunction to restrain a breach of planning control in the form of an unauthorised Gypsy and Traveller site.
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Practice Areas

Planning

Freddie is instructed in all areas of Town and Country Planning, including housing, retail, highways, infrastructure and enforcement. Freddie has advisory experience in all of these areas, and appears in planning inquiries, enforcement inquiries, and enforcement prosecutions and appeals. Notably, he has become adept at dealing with urgent matters in injunctive proceedings.

Freddie is increasingly recognised for his work on statutory challenges and Judicial Review proceedings in the High Court. Freddie has regular experience of appearing in the High Court and Court of Appeal on planning matters.

He accepts instructions in the field of Highways Law, including advisory work and appearances at public path and definitive map modification order inquiries.

Licensing

Freddie practices in all aspects of Licensing law. He regularly appears before licensing sub-committees and the courts in applications and review hearings. Further, he commonly acts in prosecutions in licensing matters and other areas of related local government enforcement action, notably statutory nuisance proceedings, that effect licensed premises He has developed a certain specialism in taxi licensing law where he is regularly asked to advise on the development of policy, procedure and how to handle cases with particularly sensitive issues. Significantly, this has involved advising on and bringing cases where there are issues of public interest immunity on key evidential matters in appeal hearings.

Professional Memberships

Inner Temple

The Northern Circuit

The North Eastern Circuit

Planning and Environmental Bar Association

Publications

Contributor to the second editions of 'Judicial Review: Law & Practice' (Jordans: 2015) edited by the Hon Mrs Justice Patterson (formerly of Kings Chambers) and Sam Karim (Kings Chambers).

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Freddie Humphreys

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