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
n June ELF organised training on environmental issues for a group of non-law students at UCL. This grew out of an earlier UCL event focused on BME communities we had spoken at, “My Neighbourhood is killing me”. Since then we have been supporting the student group to develop and deliver
he Great Repeal Bill has shrunk more prosaically into the EUWB, but its task is technically arduous. The easy bit is clause 1: the European Communities Act 1972 is repealed on (Br)exit day. Job done? No. Job hardly started. European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and Explanatory Notes There follows 61 pages of Bill
The ClientEarth litigation on air pollution rolls into a new phase, six years after they first began proceedings. Summary On 31 May, the environmental NGO ClientEarth announced that it had launched a third round of litigation against the government in relation to air pollution. ClientEarth have stated that the policy
key 2017 case concerning climate change and the precautionary principle was heard in the Administrative Court in Manchester on the 15th and 16th March. Gayzer Frackman, from the Fylde in Lancashire, challenged the legality of the Secretary of State’s decision to permit fracking to begin in Lancashire on climate change
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