EWHC B14 (Admin)
Barrister: Leslie Blohm QC
Area of Law: Town and Village Greens
Summary: The Administrative Court sitting in Birmingham has, after a fully contested hearing, refused to grant judicial review of a decision not to register Pen Mill Field in Yeovil as a Town or Village Green. Leslie Blohm QC, Town and village green expert, appeared on behalf of Somerset County Council. The impact of the decision will bring into question the scope and effect of implied licenses that prevent recreational usage from being ‘as of right’.
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Summary: Leslie Blohm QC acted on behalf of the Appellants in the case Devine and Laverty v. Welsh Ministers (Beatson J, 27th. January 2011). The Court was asked to quash a decision of the Welsh Ministers to approve the noting of a public footpath in Llantrisant on the Definitive Map held by the local authority under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
Download: Devine and Laverty v Welsh Ministers