Humphreys, Freddie

Freddie Humphreys joined Chambers in October 2013 upon successful completion of his pupillage. His practice areas include administrative and public law, environment, local government, personal injury, planning and licensing.

Humphreys accepts instructions in all areas of town and country planning, including housing, retail, highways, enforcement and minerals. He has advisory experience in all of these areas, and appears in planning inquiries, enforcement inquiries, and enforcement prosecutions and appeals.

Humphreys is regularly instructed to assist in preparing planning application documentation and representations to examinations in public.

He accepts instructions in the field of Highways Law, including advisory work and appearances at public path and definitive map modification order inquiries.

Humphreys also advises on town and village green applications and has experience in preparing town and village green applications.

He has experience in all aspects of licensing law, including premises licensing, gambling and SEV licensing. Humphreys is adept at advising local authorities having undertaken a secondment to Birmingham City Council’s legal services licensing team. He has advised local authorities at committee hearing and also appears on behalf of premises owners and objectors at committee hearings, reviews and appeals concerning applications made under the Licensing Act, and for SEV licences.

Humphreys appears in taxi licensing cases both for local authorities and appellants involving both hackney carriage and private hire vehicles.  He has advised on the formulation and implementation of local authority taxi licensing policy.

He is regularly instructed to draft papers in statutory challenges and Judicial Review proceedings in the High Court. He has experience appearing in the High Court on planning matters.

Humphreys has been appointed to the Home Office panel to appear as a presenting officer and regularly appears at immigration appeals in the First-Tier tribunal. He accepts instructions in all areas of public law.

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This material was sourced from the Kings Chambers website.