Date: 27 April 2023

Starts: 9:00 am

Ends: 4:30 pm

Venue: Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, Broad St, Bristol BS1 2EL

Location: Bristol

Cost: Cost: £55 for the full day / £30 for 1/2 day

CPD Points: 5

Presented by the Public & Administrative Law team, delivering the latest case law, legislation and updates from the world of planning, environmental, licensing and subsidy control law.

This seminar offers an ideal opportunity for lawyers, officers and others working in a local authority, other public body or private practice to get right up to date with the most current developments in these important areas of law.


  • Planning law update – Tim Leader, Barrister
  • Mediation, land use and planning: the future? – Harry Spurr, Barrister and Mediator
  • Tips on preparing a new local plan and avoiding hazards – Tim Leader, Barrister
  • Judicial review: cases update and where are we now post-Johnson? The role of the courts – Peter Wadsley, Head of Planning
  • Bringing & defending licensing appeals – Roy Light, Barrister
  • Environmental law problems – statutory nuisance and what price actions by neighbours? Harry Spurr and Peter Wadsley
  • Subsidy Control Act 2022 – key issues for public bodies – Matthew O’Regan, Barrister

At the end of the seminar delegates will have the chance to ask our experts questions with some audience participation. Drinks and canapes will be served. 


  • Morning session from 9.00am – 12.25pm (lunch included) for £30 + VAT
  • Afternoon session from 1.30pm – 4.25pm (lunch included) for £30 + VAT
  • Full day conference rate –  £55 + VAT



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