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This blog is maintained for information purposes only. It is not intended to be a source of legal advice and must not be relied upon as such. Blog posts reflect the views and opinions of their individual authors, not of ELF.
  • 09 May 2017

    Fracking And The Precautionary Principle

    As public concern over fracking continues, ELF member Emily Shirley reports on a recent legal challe...

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  • 21 Mar 2017

    Access To Environmental Justice

    ELF’s Chair, David Hart QC, considers how the latest changes to the costs rules will affect commun...

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  • 08 Mar 2017

    ELF 25 years on

    Now into its 25th year, an established NGO and a recognisable access point for communities needing h...

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  • 22 Feb 2017

    Permission refused for challenge to destructive development

    On 7th February, I had the opportunity to attend the oral renewal of permission to judicially review...

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  • 27 Jan 2017

    Aarhus Convention update: Government still ignoring private nuisance claims

    In November 2016, the Government responded in rather disappointing terms (here) to a consultation ab...

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  • 18 Jan 2017

    Secretary of State permission for housing in special landscape area

    ELF has been lending support and direct assistance from an ELF network member to a community in Asho...

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  • 14 Dec 2016

    UK breaching access to environmental justice requirements

    In what may or may not (depending on your point of view) be regarded as fortuitous timing following ...

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  • 30 Nov 2016

    Costs – an uneven playing field

    Access to environmental justice must not be ‘prohibitively expensive’. That is a key requirement...

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  • 16 Nov 2016

    Air quality and Brexit

    There is something in the air. It might be the smell of fresh coffee, the perfume of a fresh Autumn ...

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  • 11 Nov 2016

    National Pro Bono Week – My ELF roots

    I first worked with ELF as an Advice & Referral Volunteer in 2008, assisting members of the pub...

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