Kings Chambers barrister Hunter appears for local planning authority in Harrogate case

Barrister John Hunter of Kings Chambers has appeared for the local planning authority in Harrogate v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and other [2014] EWHC 1506 (Admin), in which the High Court held that public interest factors in planning cases may be sufficient to justify relief from sanctions where such relief would not be granted in private litigation in light of the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2013] 6 Costs LR 1008.

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