When ELF was approached by the Friends of George Street Woods, last year, they had a fantastic story to tell. A small woodland in Glossop, used by locals for many decades was under siege by a local resident, living adjacent to the woodland who was seeking to claim possession of
When ELF was approached by a residents association in Farringdon which represents vulnerable social housing tenants, they were looking for support with a forthcoming public inquiry into the proposed building of a hotel and commercial area that would have significant effects on an already stressed community where development was forcing
Last month, the UN-backed Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee (‘the Committee’) found admissiblea complaint that the government’s EU Withdrawal Bill (also known as the “Brexit Bill”) may not be compliant withthe Aarhus Convention. The Brexit Bill contains powers to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 to end ‘the supremacy of EU
he history of ‘public interest environmental law’ – the use of the law to protect the environment – stretches back (at least) to the mid-20th century in the USA. Its history is much shorter in Scotland. The Supreme Court cracked open the test of standing in judicial review in 2011
ast month the High Court handed down its decision on the application of the new costs protection rules in environmental cases (also known as ‘Aarhus claims’) introduced in February 2017 (RSPB and others v Secretary of State for Justice and another  EWHC 2309 (Admin)). The new provisions require claimants
LF is already witnessing the chilling effect on environmental justice of recent changes to the costs rules as the uncertainty of potential costs liability bites deterring many groups from bringing claims. However, we are also working with groups to look for alternative avenues to achieve their aims. A recent case
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