Environmental Law News Blog

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3rd July 2024

Environmental Law News Update

Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd v United Utilities Ltd (No.2) [2024] UKSC 22 This claim arose out of the highly topical problem of what...

28th May 2024

Environmental Law News Update

Case law reviews In R (on application of River Action UK) v Environment Agency and others [2024] EWHC 1279 (Admin), the Court heard a case...

13th May 2024

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, James Harrison and Samuel Glanville consider restrictions on the powers of Local Authorities and Natural England. Court...

17th April 2024

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Jemima Lovatt considers recent developments in EU legislation. New EU Sustainability Bill The new EU Sustainability Bill,...

11th April 2024

Environmental Law News Update

Human Rights and Climate Change under the ECHR. On 9th April, the European Court of Human Rights handed down three decisions in cases brought...

26th March 2024

Environmental Law News Update

Plastic recycling: taking stock The presence of plastics is very obvious to us all when we go shopping, and we spend much time recycling...

22nd March 2024

Environmental Law News Update

BNG and planning – do they really know what they are doing? The willing introduction of bureaucratic complexity is unusual in the current age. ...

13th March 2024

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Róisín Finnegan discusses using private law to tackle climate change in light of the recent Supreme Court...

30th November 2023

Envrionmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Chris Badger and Peter Cruickshank discuss the proposed loss and damage fund which is on the table at COP 28, recent High Court cases concerning sewerage discharges into rivers, and interesting environmental features of the Levelling Up and Regeneration Act 2023.

31st October 2023

Environmental Law News Update

In the latest Environmental Law News Update, Peter Cruickshank and Jemima Lovatt discuss nutrient neutrality causing a so called 'Ban On Building' and also the courts view Scope 3 emissions.

31st July 2023

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Peter Cruickshank consider a High Court refusal of permission for a claim against Shell PLC's Directors, the development consent order for the Stonehenge bypass and the introduction of Highly Protected Marine Areas.

31st May 2023

Environmental Law News Update

Jemima Lovatt considers the latest rejection of a non-regression clause by the Commons, an investigation launched by the OEP into ammonia advice in Northern Ireland and a new biodiversity duty for public authorities in England.

24th April 2023

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Doug Scott and Amy Taylor consider plans for Ofwat to take action on water companies paying dividends whilst failing to meet performance standards and the potential impact of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill on environmental legislation.

13th December 2022

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton KC, Christopher Badger and Amy Taylor consider coal mines and climate change, reinvestment of water company fines into environmental improvements and the government’s new measures to tackle rising energy bills.

28th November 2022

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton KC, Christopher Badger and Doug Scott consider the Autumn Statement, the Environment Agency and Ofwat’s investigations into water companies and new DEFRA guidance on conservation covenants.

17th November 2022

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Doug Scott consider a Court of Appeal case clarifying the sentencing of Directors convicted of environmental offences, action from the advertising authorities on misleading green adverts and some optimism from the Head of the Environment Agency.

9th November 2022

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Gordon Wignall, Doug Scott and Amy Taylor consider moves by UK regulators on greenwashing claims, definitions of Gypsies and Travellers in planning policy and missed deadlines for providing legally binding environmental targets in the UK.

27th October 2022

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton KC, Mark Davies and Doug Scott consider the duties required of the Environment Agency under the Habitats Regulations, the results of a crackdown on waste crime in Lincolnshire and evidence that tuna stocks are recovering in marine protected areas.

11th October 2022

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton KC, Noémi Byrd, Natasha Hausdorff and James Harrison consider how the Government’s Net Zero Review, its revised Net Zero Strategy and response to the CCC Progress Report will interact, increases in civil penalties faced by polluting water companies, and the tough line being taken by the Environment Agency against illegal fishing.

7th September 2022

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Brendon Moorhouse and Natasha Hausdorff consider DEFRA's plan for storm overflows, water discharge permits in the Hinkley C Appeal, and how companies can improve their ESG data for effective decision-making.