In brief: Access all arias as lawyer saves festival

Brian Smith, head of the environmental and planning team at Browne Jacobson, represented Leonard Ingrams in his successful fight to protect the international open-air Garsington Opera festival. The event is held by Ingrams in the grounds of Garsington Manor. Local residents claimed to have been disturbed by the noise and had tried to prevent the festival from taking place again. The prosecution was brought by South Oxfordshire County Council.