year of call: 2011HSargent@landmarkchambers.co.uk
Heather took up tenancy at Landmark in October 2013 following completion of her pupillage and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers' work. Prior to joining Landmark she spent 10 months working as a trainee in the EU institutions, first for the Legal Service of the European Commission and subsequently at the Court of Justice of the EU (Cabinet of Advocate-General Sharpston).
Planning and Environmental Law
Heather gained experience of a broad range of planning and environmental work during her pupillage, including abandonment of use, change of use, enabling development, enforcement notices and proceedings, environmental impact assessment, permitted development rights, planning conditions and section 106 agreements.
She has a particular interest in EU environmental law, having worked on Case C-258 Sweetman v Ireland (Article 6 of the Habitats Directive) as a trainee at the Court of Justice of the EU in 2012.
Heather has also recently advised on costs in relation to an Aarhus Convention claim.
During pupillage Heather gained experience of a wide range of property work, including adverse possession, commercial leases, forfeiture, leasehold enfranchisement, local authority transfers, open space land, rent review, restrictive covenants and the Water Industry Act 1991.
Recent work includes several appearances in the County Court in residential possession claims and a right to manage hearing before the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).
Heather has a long-standing interest in public law, having previously given tuitions in Administrative Law to students at the University of Oxford, taught Constitutional and Administrative Law at Birkbeck and written an MPhil thesis on the Human Rights Act 1998.
During pupillage Heather gained experience of judicial review in a broad range of contexts and also gained extensive experience of rating law.
Heather recently appeared in the Upper Tribunal in an immigration matter.
Heather speaks fluent French and is learning Welsh. Away from Chambers she amuses herself by playing the piano and the viola, swing dancing and going to the theatre.
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26 Feb 2014
Six day inquiry into the refusal by Forest Heath District Council of planning permission and listed building consent for a retail-led regeneration scheme on the edge of Newmarket town centre, including a 3716sqm ASDA food store, 4 retail units, a cafe and restaurant, an art gallery and the restoration of a complex of highly dilapidated listed buildings on the High Street frontage.
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