Posts Tagged ‘Nick Brown’

Battlelines drawn

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Nick Brown of NBTA met with CRT yesterday. This is his summary of that meeting.

“Meeting with CRT in MK: Head of Legal (Jackie Lewis), another of the Legal Team (Tom Deards), Head of Boating (Mike Grimes) and Matthew Symonds.

We are still mulling over the conclusions but suffice to say the meeting didn’t go well they conceded very little (if anything).

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The court transcript CRT doesn’t want you to read

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

The National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA) has recently published the transcript of hearing of the judicial review by Nick Brown of the Guidance for Boaters Without a Home Mooring on its web site. CRT claimed in response to a Freedom of Information request by Allan Richards that copyright issues prevent CRT from releasing the transcript to the public. This is misleading.

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IWA lose the plot on continuous cruising

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

The IWA’s response to the news that Nick Brown discontinued his Judicial Review of CRT’s Guidance for Boaters Without a Home Mooring is alarmingly off-piste. IWA Chair Les Etheridge weighed into the discussion saying “Visitor moorings on the inland waterways need to be managed with the best interests of the whole boating community”.

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Judicial review of mooring guidance discontinued – outcome “very little use” to CRT

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Nick Brown, claimant in the judicial review proceedings against Canal & River Trust (CRT) to decide whether the Guidance for Boaters Without a Home Mooring is lawful, discontinued the action on 19th February. He said “During the hearing it became apparent that this case could not after all decide on the lawfulness of the Guidance because I am not facing any enforcement action myself. Therefore the case should not continue”.

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CRT legal director who wasted £250,000 and six years decides to “retire early”

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Nigel Johnson, CRT’s legal and corporate services director will retire at the end of 2013 according to a CRT press release. This is surprising, because it was announced last year in a review of directors’ pay and roles that he would retire at the end of 2014. Mr Johnson was responsible for CRT spending around £250,000 on BW/ CRT’s failed six-year court battle with Nigel Moore over a section 8 order in Brentford.

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Parry visits K&A

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Richard Parry, the new Chief Executive of CRT, visited the K&A last Thursday (29th August). Mr Parry was spotted in Devizes town centre with the K&A Manager Mark Stephens. He also visited Bradford on Avon.

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Judicial review of mooring guidance to go ahead

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

The Court of Appeal yesterday (23 July) granted permission to Nick Brown for a Judicial Review of the Canal & River Trust’s (CRT) 2011 Guidance for Boaters Without a Home Mooring.

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Permission refused for Judicial Review of Guidance for Boaters without a Home Mooring

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Nick Brown of the National Bargee Travellers Association had his application for a Judicial Review of the Guidance for Boaters without Home Moorings refused by Mrs Justice Cox on 16th November. Costs of £15,000 were awarded.

Nick Brown has announced his intention to appeal against the judgement.

The written judgment handed down by Mrs Justice Cox is available to view online at: www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2012/3133.html

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