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In this article Neil Beynon considers the legal status of Gibraltar and the British Sovereign base areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia on the Island of Cyprus, drawing some tentative conclusions on their current importance to the UK and what their futures may hold. "Gibraltar is a British overseas territ

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In a new article, Neil Beynon considers the new UK/EU extradition provisions in light of events in London, Salisbury and Sicily, and what happens where there is no treaty between states. "An extradition occurs where one sovereign state delivers, i.e. hands over, a person who is accused or convicted

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Neil Beynon considers two matters in a new article. The first of these is the judgement of the United Kingdom Supreme Court in Herculito Maritime Ltd and Others (Respondents) v Gunvor International BC & Others (Appellants) [2024] UKSC 2. It is suggested that the decision has very useful guidance

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Terra Firma Chambers’ strength across its core practice areas has been recognised in the latest edition of Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2024. The stable has been ranked in six practice areas, retaining Band 1 rankings for Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Planning and Environmental Law,

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Chairman of Terra Firma Chambers Michael Howlin KC will today step down after over six years in the role. Current vice-chairman James Findlay KC will become chairman with Roddy McIlvride KC taking up the position of vice-chairman.

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Servitude rights of access disputes seldom come before the higher civil courts. In this article, Terra Firma's Neil Beynon looks at three cases of note that were appealed to the House of Lords and the Sheriff Appeal Court. "Disputes relating to servitude rights of access rarely come before the highe

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Terra Firma advocate Jon Kiddie has written an article entitled The Ticking Timebomb of Expert Certification. "I am prompted to write this article by more general concern for the issue of certification of expert witnesses upon it arising recently in my own practice, and as affected by the Act of Sed

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In this case commentary, Terra Firma's Fred Mackintosh KC considers the effect of the recently published decisions of the High Court of Justiciary in Barr v HM Advocate [2022] HCJAC 9 and BS v HM Advocate [2023] HCJAC 5. The High Court has now published two decisions made on the summer of 2022 in re

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Terra Firma Chambers’ Scott Blair and Graham Dunlop appeared in the recent case of Bruce v Moray Council [2023] CSIH 11, an appeal to the Inner House which set in sharp focus the situation where a local review board allowed an appeal by a developer seeking planning permission for houses and wh

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The recent ‘Start the Week’ with Terra Firma series featured six weekly webinars, bookended by talks from Terra Firma chairman, Michael Howlin KC. The live events were well attended and feedback was positive. All of the events in the series were recorded and are now available to view on

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Terra Firma Chambers will present a licensing seminar at The Mackenzie Building, Edinburgh, on Monday 30 January 2023. At this event, Denis Edwards will present a paper in which he will consider the significance of location in licensing applications, its importance in relation to over-provision poli

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