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04 Jun 2019

Environmental Audit Committee raises concerns over draft Environment (Governance and Principles) Bill

In an article for Lexis PSL, Christopher Badger discusses the Environmental Audit Committee’s report following its pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Environment (Governance and Principles) Bill. To access the full-text of this article click here This article was first published on

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17 Sep 2018

The Brexit White Paper and environmental considerations

In this article for LexisPSL Public Law, Christopher Badger examines the UK’s Brexit White Paper and asks whether some of the key environmental provisions and considerations go far enough. To view the article click here This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Public Law on 28 August

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29 Jun 2018

New monthly audio environmental law news podcast

The latest update in our series of monthly environmental law updates (in association with LexisPSL) now comes as a free audio podcast. The new format allows listeners to catch-up on the latest news ‘on-the-go’ and provides a usefully succinct round-up of the month’s environmental law

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13 Apr 2018

Spring Statement 2018 - tackling the plastic problem

In a recent interview with Lexis PSL, Christopher Badger considers the government’s recent call for evidence on using the tax system or charges to tackle single-use plastic waste. To view the article click here This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Environmental on 29 March 2018.

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23 Mar 2018

Water quality under pressure

In an article for LexisPSL, Christopher Badger assesses the recent report published by the Environment Agency into the quality of the water supply in England. In the article, he examines the background to the report, it’s main findings and recommendations, and the Agency’s approach with regards

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16 Mar 2018

Chambers UK Guide to Environmental Law 2018

The Chambers UK Guide to Environmental Law 2018 was published this week. The Guide has been written by members of the Six Pump Court Environmental Law Team – Stephen Hockman QC, Gordon Wignall, Charles Morgan and Christopher Badger. The Guide forms part of the Chambers Global Practice Guides

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28 Feb 2018

Latest environmental law video newscast

The latest monthly video environmental law newscast presented by Christopher Badger, in association with LexisPSL , is now available. This short update focuses on February's key legal developments, which include the draft Waste Enforcement (England and Wales) Regulations 2018, the Environment

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31 Jan 2018

New environmental law video newscast

From January 2018, a monthly video environmental law newscast presented by Christopher Badger, in association with LexisPSL ,will be available on our website. The short update will focus on the month’s key legal developments, which this month includes the government’s 25 Year Environment

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22 Dec 2017

Measuring progress in the UK towards achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals

In an interview with Lexis PSL, Christopher Badger comments on a recent Office for National Statistics report on the progress being made towards measuring the global Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators in the UK and what other developments we can expect next. To view the article click

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04 Dec 2017

Christopher Badger wins Real Estate, Environment and Planning Junior of the Year at Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2018

Chambers congratulates Christopher Badger on winning real Estate, Environment and Planning Junior of the Year at the 2018 Legal 500 Bar Awards. The Legal 500 UK Awards 2018 announced today recognise the best in-house and private practice teams and individuals over the past 12 months. They

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24 Nov 2017

Six Pump Court receives four nominations in Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2018

Six Pump Court Chambers has received four nominations in the Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2018 shortlist:- Chambers of the year: Real estate, environment and planning Junior of the year: Megan Thomas - Real estate, environment and planning Junior of the year: William Upton - Real estate,

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17 Nov 2017

Environmental Law Practice Guide 2018: UK Chapter written by Six Pump Court

The Chambers & Partners Environmental Law Global Practice Guide 2018 is now available online. The UK chapter has been written by Six Pump Court barristers Stephen Hockman QC, Charles Morgan, Gordon Wignall and Christopher Badger. In this year’s guide they cover a wide range of important

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09 Oct 2017

Regulatory and Planning Law Conference 2017 (Leeds)

Six Pump Court presents a Regulatory and Planning Law Conference to be held on 20th November in Leeds. The event will cover a variety of topics providing essential updates on specialist areas, informative discussion on topical issues and practical tips for regulators and for those who represent

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31 Aug 2017

Christopher Badger shortlisted in the 2017 Chambers UK Bar Awards for Environmental Junior of the Year

Christopher Badger has been shortlisted in the ‘Environment/Planning: Junior of the Year’ category of the 2017 Chambers UK Bar Awards. The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony which will take place on Thursday, 26th October at The London Hilton on Park Lane. The awards are

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12 Jun 2017

‘Piercing the Veil’ - Incorporation and Liability for Environmental Damage: Widening the Net

Six Pump Court presents the third in our series of Environmental and Public Law Seminars to be held this year. Wednesday 12th July – ‘Piercing the Veil’ Incorporation and Liability for Environmental Damage: Widening the Net There is an ever-widening trend to try to make parent and other

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05 Apr 2017

Acquittal in death by dangerous driving case

Thomas Stern has secured an acquittal for a Czech lorry driver, Jaroslav Horvath, who was tried for causing death by dangerous driving. The incident occurred at 5am on 6th December 2015 at junction 7 of the M20, close to Maidstone. Jaroslav Horvath had parked his lorry on the hard-shoulder of

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17 Mar 2017

Environmental charities benefit from regulatory action

In an interview with LexisPSL, Christopher Badger comments on the recent coverage of the impact of the Environment Agency’s enforcement action on charities, who as a result, have received over £1.5m for various environmental projects. He considers the background to this development, the broader

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18 Jul 2016

Enforcement of Environmental Law - Conference for Solicitors

On Monday 18th July 2016, Stephen Hockman QC, Gordon Wignall and Christopher Badger will be among the speakers at a conference on the enforcement of environmental law, to be held for the benefit of the City of London Solicitors’ Society at the offices of Slaughter and May. The topics to be

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17 Jun 2016

UKELA Annual Conference 2016

The UKELA Annual Conference is taking place in Brighton between Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd July 2016. The theme is  'From Global to Local' - how international environmental law affects UK practice in energy, infrastructure, nature conservation, planning, marine and regulation. Stephen Hockman QC

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07 Jun 2016

Environmental Permitting Masterclass - Seminar

Six Pump Court presents the first in our short series of ‘Masterclass’ Environmental Law Seminars to be held this summer: Environmental Permitting Masterclass: ‘Hot’ Topics and Brexit/Remain Reaction *PLEASE NOTE - THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED* The purpose of this seminar will be

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24 May 2016

Christopher Badger to speak at the Environmental Law Conference 2016

At the Environmental Law Conference 2016 organised by MBL Seminars, Christopher Badger will be amongst the speakers discussing the current environmental law issues. This year the sessions will cover contaminated land and remediation, environmental sentencing and the legal implications of

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18 Apr 2016

Cruise ship emissions debate sets sail for High Court

In an interview for Lexis PSL, Christopher Badger considers a High Court challenge to plans for a wharf in the Thames that will be capable of accommodating very large ships, including cruise liners. In July 2015, Greenwich Council approved plans for a wharf in the Thames that would be able to

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15 Feb 2016

Christopher Badger reviews the European Commission's new legislative proposals on waste

Following changes made to the Circular Economy Package by the European Commission, including revised legislative proposals on waste, Christopher Badger, provides insight into the proposals and evaluates how transformative they are likely to be. To access the full-text of the article click

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08 Jan 2016

Environmental Enforcement - looking ahead to 2016

In a further interview for LexisPSL, Christopher Badger  looks ahead to the likely developments in 2016 in the area of environmental enforcement. Christopher comments on the important cases and legislative developments that are likely to shape 2016 and the implications for businesses and

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06 Jan 2016

Environmental Enforcement - 2015 in review

In an interview for LexisPSL, Christopher Badger looks at the most significant developments that have affected the area of environmental enforcement. Christopher comments on the most significant cases and trends over the last 12 months and assesses the effect these developments have had on his

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