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Anjoli Foster

Anjoli Foster

YEAR OF CALL 2014afoster@landmarkchambers.co.uk

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Anjoli accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work.

She was called to the Bar in 2014 and took up tenancy at Landmark Chambers in 2016 on successful completion of her pupillage.

Prior to joining Landmark, Anjoli achieved a first-class undergraduate law degree from Keble College, Oxford University. She then obtained a distinction in the BCL also at Keble College and an outstanding in the BPTC. She subsequently spent a year as a research assistant at the Law Commission.

Planning and Environmental Law

Anjoli has a wide-ranging planning and environmental practice. Her recent public inquiry work includes:

  • Appearing as a junior to Sasha White QC, on behalf of a developer in an inquiry concerning a housing scheme in Cornwall. This raised numerous issues, including housing land supply, flooding and landscape impacts. 
  • Acting as a junior to Sasha White QC, representing a developer in an inquiry into an appeal against a listed building enforcement notice in Kensington and Chelsea, which raised matters relating to conservation and heritage.
  • Junior in an appeal concerning a large residential scheme in Northumberland. One of the main issues was five-year housing land supply and the recent withdrawal of the Council’s Core Strategy.
  • Appearing as sole counsel for a local authority in an appeal against a planning enforcement notice, which related to the time limits on enforcement action and deliberate concealment.
  • Instructed to appear in an upcoming inquiry relating to a proposal for large-scale student accommodation.

Anjoli has appeared in the High Court on behalf of local authorities in obtaining injunctions pursuant to section 187B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, and is also instructed in a number of upcoming judicial reviews and statutory appeals.

She further regularly appears in the Magistrates Court in relation to prosecutions for failure to comply with enforcement notices and environmental offences.

Anjoli also advises on all aspects of planning law, which has recently included:

  • Claims for compensation under the Land Compensation Act 1973 and the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 (with Reuben Taylor QC).
  • A judicial review challenge to a draft Local Plan (with David Elvin QC). 
  • Interpretation of local plan policy and the use of masterplanning (with James Maurici QC).
  • Enforceability of planning conditions and changes in planning units.
  • Claims for compensation under Tree Preservation Orders.

Anjoli has given talks and provided training on various planning law topics. She also gained experience of planning law whilst working at the Law Commission on the simplification and consolidation of planning law in Wales, which is an ongoing project commissioned by the Welsh Government. 

Property Law

Anjoli has a busy property practice. Recent advocacy work includes:

  • Appearing in the High Court on behalf of a local authority in a case concerning the provision of accommodation by a private landlord and local authority
  • Representing a landlord in a fast track trial before the County Court in a claim for possession on the basis of rent arrears and a counterclaim for disrepair.
  • Acting for a landlord in a trial concerning possession on the basis of mortgage arrears and a contractual dispute about interest. 
  • Appearing in summary judgement proceedings in relation to a claim concerning adverse possession and common land.
  • Appearing in the County Court in relation to possession proceedings, boundary disputes, access to neighbouring land orders, final charging orders, forfeiture proceedings and lease extensions.

She also advises on a wide range of property matters. These have included matters in relation to the interpretation and enforceability of covenants (with Katharine Holland QC), the Electronic Communications Code, business leases, forfeiture and schemes of development. 

Public Law

Anjoli accepts instructions in all areas of public law. Recent examples of her work include:

  • Acting for the claimant in MO (by her litigation friend AF) v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (CO/6144/2016), which is an ongoing judicial review challenge to a local authority’s assessment of need under section 17 of the Children Act 1989.
  • Acting as a junior to James Maurici QC in a matter relating to coroners’ inquests and the duty to investigate deaths under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
  • Representing an employer in an appeal against a fine imposed under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 for employing a person without leave to remain in the UK.
  • Representing appellants in the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in appeals against refusals of applications for leave to remain in the UK, both on human rights and asylum grounds.
  • Applying for bail in the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) on behalf of those subject to immigration detention.

Anjoli also regularly drafts Grounds of Defence for the Home Office, and has acted pro bono through the Bar Pro Bono Unit.