Environmental Law News

The purpose of this Weekly Environmental Law News Update is to provide the latest environmental news stories and legal analysis in a readily accessible format concentrating on the week’s three key headlines.

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Posted on: 15 October 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Nicholas Ostrowski consider an Environment Agency prosecution involving confiscation orders of over £250,000, chemical regulation in the event of a no-deal Brexit and a recent case demonstrating that actions in statutory nuisance need not have an interest in land.

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Posted on: 8 October 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Gordon Wignall, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the inadequate disposal of clinical waste, a Bank of England report on climate change and the banking sector, and a RoboCop for the environment.

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Posted on: 1 October 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Gordon Wignall and Mark Davies consider a Scottish court’s decision concerning Article 50 and the TEU, the announcement of the UN’s 2018 Climate Action Award Project Winners and an update from DEFRA on the incursion of Asian hornets into the UK.

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Posted on: 24 September 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton, Christopher Badger and Nicholas Ostrowski consider the ‘Agent of Change’ concept as contained in the new NPPF, a report by ClientEarth that alleges that four more companies have failed to properly report on climate change risks and the release of further ‘no deal’ Brexit technical notices by the UK government.

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Posted on: 17 September 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Gordon Wignall, William Upton and Nicholas Ostrowski consider a landmark case on litigation privilege, the opening up of the EU Commission’s pre-legislative file, a set of principles for future collaboration between stakeholders within the water industry, and the revised NPPF.

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Posted on: 10 September 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the extension of the single-use plastic bag charge in England, a vision for the future as set out by the water industry and the question of environmental obligations in insolvency cases.

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Posted on: 3 September 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Mark Davies and Angelica Rokad consider the Government’s response to a consultation on plastic waste, a new consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood, and further thoughts on the definition of waste.

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Posted on: 20 August 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Nicholas Ostrowski, Natasha Hausdorff and Angelica Rokad consider the status of supplementary badger culling, further legal action against Heathrow expansion from environmental NGOs and fines for a water company.

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Posted on: 13 August 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Gordon Wignall, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider an ECJ ruling on the treatment of gene editing, new guidance from the Financial Reporting Council on strategic reports and the decision to allow Cuadrilla to proceed with Hydraulic Fracturing at Preston New Road.

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Posted on: 6 August 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger and Antony Bartholomeusz consider the Environment Agency’s response to the DEFRA consultation on environmental regulation after Brexit, an ECJ case concerning the interpretation of Article 6 of the Habitats Directive, and the continuing challenge obtaining authoritative end-of-waste guidance for the purposes of the Waste Framework Directive.

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Posted on: 30 July 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Laura Phillips, Mark Davies and Angelica Rokad consider a parliamentary report on the Government’s 25 year plan for the environment, the Brexit White Paper and a recent Court of Appeal case clarifying sentencing in fire safety cases.

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Posted on: 23 July 2018

Weekly Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Mark Davies considers director disqualifications resulting from HSE and EA investigations, a no-deal Brexit plan from Defra and the publication of a National Adaption Programme report also from Defra.

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Posted on: 16 July 2018

Weekly Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Stephen Hockman QC, Mark Davies, and Angelica Rokad consider the implications for climate change and energy law following the publication of the Brexit White Paper, the publication of a list of enforcement undertakings and a ‘Definition of Waste Services’ from the Environment Agency.

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Posted on: 9 July 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, William Upton, and Nicholas Ostrowski consider a graphic scenario of the impact of the sentencing guidelines, a case dealing with liabilities surrounding failure to control Japanese knotweed, and nuisance from barbecues.

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Posted on: 2 July 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, David Hercock, Natasha Hausdorff and Mark Davies consider a Court of Appeal ruling on the meaning of the term “recovery”, a report from the Climate Change Committee advocating legally binding targets on greenhouse gas emissions, and a decision from the Information Commissioner on disclosure and damage to legitimate economic interests.

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Posted on: 25 June 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Charles Morgan consider the issues raised at this weekend’s UKELA Conference, a Government review into organised waste crime, and misrepresentations in enquiries before contract and non-reliance clauses.

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Posted on: 18 June 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton, Mark Davies and Antony Bartholomeusz consider new UK air quality regulations, the appointment of a Government ‘Tree Champion’, and environmental amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill.

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Posted on: 11 June 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Laura Phillips and Mark Davies consider new priorities identified by the Environment Agency, a promise by Thames Water to pay £120m to customers for inadequate management of leakages, and recommendations from the Environmental Audit Committee for Mandatory Climate Risk Reporting by 2022.

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Posted on: 4 June 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger considers the Mayor of London’s Environment Strategy, publication of CCS guidance from the Environment Agency, and new EU rules to reduce marine litter.

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Posted on: 29 May 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger, Mark Davies and Antony Batholomeusz consider an EGC judgment in three linked agricultural pesticide cases, EU infringement proceedings against the UK, France and Germany for breaching nitrogen dioxide limits, and prospects for environmental protection under the EEA Agreement.

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Posted on: 21 May 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Mark Davies and Antony Batholomeusz consider the implications of failing to comply with a Remediation Order, a vote by the House of Lords for greater environmental protection post-Brexit, and the continuation of legal controversies over discharges into the Manchester Ship Canal.

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Posted on: 14 May 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the new environmental watchdog proposed by DEFRA, a report assessing the key issues for environmental equivalence post-Brexit, and the Public Account Committee’s assessment of DEFRA’s Brexit preparations.

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Posted on: 9 May 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger, Charles Morgan and Mark Davies consider the EU’s packaging and waste targets, the treatment of “fluff” within the landfill system and what happens when a mattress recycling business abandons its premises and several hundred tonnes of mattresses.

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Posted on: 30 April 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger, William Upton, and Nicholas Ostrowski consider the adoption of draft emissions legislation by the European Parliament, an ECJ ruling against mitigation measures in the screening stage of Habitat Regulation Assessment and what happens when a sentencing judge rejects an agreed basis of plea in a regulatory case.

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Posted on: 23 April 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the imposition of a £350,000 fine on Severn Trent Water Ltd for pollution, amendments to the Withdrawal Bill by the Lords to ensure greater environmental protections, and a win for ClientEarth and others in a CJEU judgment against continued logging in ancient Polish woodland.

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