I was pleased to attend the thanksgiving service at St Paul’s for HM the Queen 90th birthday. Delighted to meet Baroness Celia Thomas at the Guildhall reception.
I have sent my objections to the proposed experimental road order off new Bridge Street (see below). The Inns of Court have instructed highways experts Vectos who have sent a compelling letter of objection dated 6 June 2016 with which I agree. Although the formal consultation period has just closed I would encourage anyone who objects to the proposals to make their views know to TFL by emailing IonutStafie@tfl.gov.uk
LETTER OF OBJECTION
Your Ref: RSM/PI/STOT.TRO. to1.GLA/2016/324-5
GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY ROADS NETWORK
THE A201 GLA ROAD (NEW BRIDGE STREET, CITY OF LONDON) (NO ENTRY) EXPERIMENTAL TRAFFIC ORDER 2016
THE A201 GLA ROAD (NEW BRIDGE STREET, CITY OF LONDON) (PRESCRIBED ROUTES) EXPERIMENTAL TRAFFIC ORDER 2016
I am writing in my capacity as one of the ward members for Farringdon Without to object to the proposed temporary orders. The Temple sits in my ward and is deeply affected by the proposed orders. I have read the letter (attached hereto) sent by highways experts Vectos on behalf of Richard Snowdon of Inner Temple dated 6 June 2016. I adopt in their entirety the grounds for objection without repeating them.
The current arrangements put in place by TFL in respect of Tudor Street and Bridewell Place appear to be highly dangerous and I have yet to see a proper safety audit having been carried out by TFL for the current arrangements. I draw your attention to the Court of Appeal’s decision in Kane –v– New Forest District Council  1 WLR 312 in respect of TFL’s potential liability for any accident that might occur. I have copied this letter to Lucy Godfrey, Portfolio Sponsor, but please draw this to the attention of your appropriate colleagues
Gregory Jones QC
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Yesterday evening (7 June 2016) the Old Bailey played host to the final of the Kingsland Student Mooting Cup organised by barristers’ chambers FTB, Francis Taylor Building. Held in the famous No1 Court by permission of the Recorder of London, HH Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC, the final was judged by Lord Kerr of the UK Supreme Court. The audience included barristers from FTB, Lord Justice Lindblom, HH Judge Wendy Joseph, HH Judge Hone, City Solicitors Tim Smith of BLP and Stuart Andrews of Eversheds. In recognition of the EU referendum, this year’s moot required the participants to address some of the problems that might arise from a vote in favour of Brexit. The moot was judged by Lord Kerr of the UK Supreme Court.
“The standard of the mooters was exceptional. I have no doubt they will all in due course appear, if not preside over the Supreme Court.” said Lord Kerr.
This year all the finalists were BPTC students at BPP law school. Esther Drabkin-Reiter and Ryan Ferro narrowly beat Thomas Schlee and Christopher Fleming.
The winners were presented with cheques and the Cup. All finalists received mini pupillages and copies of The Habitats Directive; A Developer’s Obstacle Course?