Environment law

We have significant experience in challenging local authorities, central government departments and other public bodies whose acts and decisions threaten the environment. Most of this work involves acting for individuals, groups and organisations in judicial review claims.

Our current or recent environmental law work has included: successfully overturning the grant of planning permission for a redevelopment project in Sussex; successfully challenging Thames Water’s proposal to use a green space in Bermondsey as a construction site for the Thames Tunnel; acting in a judicial review claim which secured assurances from the Department of Energy and Climate Change to take further steps to give effect to the EU’s Energy Services Directive; providing representation at an inquiry relating to highway modifications within Epping Forest; advising residents campaigning against a retail development in north London; acting for Friends of the Earth in a judicial review of the Welsh Government’s decision to build a motorway over vulnerable wetlands; a judicial review challenge to the grant of planning permission for a waste incinerator in south London; and a judicial review of a decision to grant planning permission for a biomass plant.