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Ponter, Ian

Ian Ponter appears frequently in the Administrative Court in cases concerning a wide range of areas, including planning and environmental matters, prison law and immigration.

Ian Ponter

Recent cases (within the last 12 months) across these areas include the following: R (on the application of Derwent Holdings Ltd) v Trafford BC [2009] EWHC 1337 (Admin); Ardagh Glass Ltd v Chester City Council [2010] EWCA Civ 172; Boswell v Parole Board [2009] EWHC 2049 (Admin); Sutton v Governor of Liverpool Prison [2009] EWHC 3359 (Admin); R (on the application of Guittard) v Secretary of State for Justice [2009] EWHC 2951 (Admin); Newcastle upon Tyne City Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2009] EWHC 3469 (Admin); Bell v Secretary of State for Justice [2010] EWHC 635 (Admin); and Kuccuk v Wirral BC [2010] EWHC 807 (Admin).

Ponter appears frequently in the Administrative Court in cases concerning a wide range of issues within the area of prison law, acting on behalf of the government and prison authorities. He has been a member of the Treasury Panel of Counsel within the regions since 1999. Recent cases (within the last 12 months) within the area of prison law include the following: Boswell v Parole Board [2009] EWHC 2049 (Admin); Sutton v Governor of Liverpool Prison [2009] EWHC 3359 (Admin); R (on the application of Guittard) v Secretary of State for Justice [2009] EWHC 2951 (Admin); and Bell v Secretary of State for Justice [2010] EWHC 635 (Admin).

He appears frequently in the Administrative Court in cases concerning a wide range of issues within the area of immigration law, acting on behalf of the government. He has been a member of the Treasury Panel of Counsel within the regions since 1999.

Ponter practises in all areas concerning planning law. He appears at inquiries, prosecutes and defends statutory challenges and claims for judicial review, appears in the Lands Tribunal and provides advice to both public and private sector clients engaged in the planning process. He is a member of PEBA and has been a member of the Treasury Panel of Counsel within the regions since 1999.

Inquiry experience includes both the promotion and resistance of schemes for housing, employment, energy (including wind farms), waste, infrastructure (highways proposals and motorway service areas), minerals and retail developments.

Ponter’s practice includes appearance at inquiries and proceedings and providing an advisory service in respect of highways law.

Recent cases (within the last 12 months) arising out of statutory challenges or judicial review concerning planning law include the following: R (on the application of Derwent Holdings Ltd) v Trafford BC [2009] EWHC 1337 (Admin); Ardagh Glass Ltd v Chester City Council [2010] EWCA Civ 172; Newcastle upon Tyne City Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2009] EWHC 3469 (Admin); and Kuccuk v Wirral BC [2010] EWHC 807 (Admin).

Ponter practises in all areas concerning environmental law. He appears in proceedings concerned with pollution incidents, prosecutes and resists appeals against notices arising out of statutory nuisances and provides advice to both public and private sector clients in respect of all matters pertaining to environmental law. He is a member of PEBA and has been a member of the Treasury Panel of Counsel within the regions since 1999.

According to Chambers UK 2013, Ponter impresses clients with his ‘grasp of the issues and insightful, tactical advice’. He is popular with solicitors too as he is ‘extremely user-friendly, very upbeat, very good with clients and very efficient’ and ‘overall, he is very good for a solicitor to work with’. He has recently been acting in judicial review challenges and planning inquiries.

Legal 500 2012 said Ponter has ‘significant planning practices’, while Legal 500 2010 said he is ‘consistently recommended for planning instructions’.

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