Home > Seminars > Webinar – PC in 2020: Has the Planning Court proved a success? What should be its future, and that of judicial review and statutory challenges in the planning system, in the light of the Faulks review?

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Landmark Chambers and Town Legal LLP will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday 14th October 2020 at 5.30pm – 6.30pm.

At a time when the Government has appointed a panel led by Lord Faulks to carry out an independent review of administrative law, with potentially far-reaching questions as to reforms to, and restrictions to the availability of, judicial review, what better time to look back at the work of the Planning Court since its creation in 2014? What should be the role of judicial review and statutory challenges in our changing planning system?

Places will be complimentary and speakers include John Litton QC (barrister, Landmark Chambers), Duncan Field (partner, Town Legal LLP), Tim Buley QC (barrister, Landmark Chambers), Simon Ricketts (partner, Town Legal LLP) and Jenny Wigley (barrister, Landmark Chambers).

**This event will be hosted as a webinar. Participation is free of charge however, advance registration is required. Please note that participants will receive the joining instructions by email prior to the webinar.**



Wednesday 14th October 2020


17:30 - 18:30




Free to attend




The webinar will consider:

• What has been the impact on the planning system of the creation of the Planning Court in 2014 and related associated reforms? Is it faster? Is it fairer? Has access to justice been maintained for those who need it?

• Where is there still room for improvement?

• Looking at the Town Legal/Landmark Chambers Planning Court Case Explorer tool, what do the statistics tell us?

• How could the new system outlined in the Planning White Paper be refined so as to reduce the need for litigation?

• Views on the questions raised in the Faulks review’s call for evidence

• Viewpoints of those representing developers, public authorities and communities.

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