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: 10 December 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Gordon Wignall, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the EU Exit Legal Position on the Withdrawal Agreement and the Attorney General’s Legal Advice, the Draft National Policy Statement for Water Resources Infrastructure and an important case about the courts’ approach to the balance between private rights and the public interest.

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Posted on: 3 December 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider another reminder of the responsibilities of landowners, the government’s response to a recent consultation on the waste sector, and new regulations banning combustible materials on new high-rise homes.

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Posted on: 26 November 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Gordon Wignall, Natasha Hausdorff and William McBarnett consider the environmental implications of the UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement, the impact of climate change on flood claims, and a new consultation on the offshore civil sanctions regime

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Posted on: 19 November 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Gordon Wignall, William Upton and Christopher Badger consider environmental protections contained in the Draft Brexit Agreement, an independent review into the current system of waste regulation, and further requests to the ECJ for guidance on the Habitats Directive.

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Posted on: 12 November 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, David Travers QC, Christopher Badger, and Zander Goss consider a win for Dyson in its labelling battle with the European Commission, the prospect of bodycams for EA officers and seizure and destruction by the EA of vehicles that have been used in waste crimes.

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Posted on: 7 November 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger considers the Government’s response to the EAC’s recent report on the 25 year Environment Plan, further official responses to the on-going inquiry into green finance, and flaws found by the chemicals industry in the Government’s REACH plans.

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Posted on: 30 October 2018

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the environmental implications of yesterday’s Budget, a consultation between the FCA and the PRA on climate change and finance, and a recent case holding that an EIR request was “manifestly unreasonable”.

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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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