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Alasdair Henderson appears in high-profile M4 Relief Road inquiry

Alasdair Henderson is representing the Gwent Wildlife Trust, who are one of a large number of objectors to the proposal to build an M4 Relief Road in South Wales. The proposed new motorway would destroy part of the Gwent Levels, a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and an area of wetland which is a crucial habitat for many species of bird, animal and insect.

David Hart QC wins compensation claim for salmon fisherman

David Hart QC appeared before the Court of Appeal in a challenge to the Environment Agency’s decision to limit Mr Mott’s catch of River Severn salmon to 5% of his historic catch. On 17 June 2016, the Court allowed the Agency’s appeal against the judge’s finding that the decision had been irrational. However, it said that the decision was unlawful in the absence of compensation because of Mr Mott’s property rights under A1P1.

David was instructed by Simon Jackson Solicitors.  He was leading Mark Beard of 6 Pump Court.

Read the judgment

Read Jessica Elliott’s post on the UK Human Rights Blog


David Hart QC decides airline carbon dioxide emissions case.

David Hart QC dismissed an appeal by Indian Airways challenging the validity of the EU aviation carbon market.  Mumbai-based Jet Airways, India’s second largest airline both in terms of market share and passenger numbers, faces penalties that could top €16,000 for not reporting its emissions from flights operated between five European airports in 2012.

David Hart QC was appointed to determine the appeal by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

Read judgment here.

John Jolliffe defends waste oil recycler against oil pollution charge

Specialist environmental barrister John Jolliffe acted for a leading recycler of waste oils against the Environment Agency. The client operated at a site on the River Orwell.

Karwan Eskerie is advising the Minister of Natural Resources in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Karwan Eskerie has been instructed on a consultancy basis to advise the Minister of Natural Resources of the Kurdistan Regional Government on Regulatory and Environmental Law matters. 

David Hart QC succeeds for the UK Environmental Services Association in a waste management judicial review

David Hart QC has successfully represented The Environmental Services Association (ESA), the voice of the UK’s waste management industry, in a judicial review into domestic regulations about rubbish collections.  This ruling makes clear that mixing different types of recyclable material into one bin is permissible under EU law.

Ten 1COR members and our Chambers Academic have contributed to the 3rd Edition of “Burnett-Hall on Environmental Law."

David Hart QC, Angus McCullough QC, Owain Thomas, Jeremy Hyam, Suzanne Lambert, Richard Mumford, John Jolliffe, Rachel Marcus, Matthew Donmall, Karwan Eskerie and Rosalind English (our Chambers Academic) have all contributed to the recently published 3rd Edition of “Burnett-Hall on Environmental Law”. 

David Hart QC is appearing for objectors in two Norfolk windfarm appeals

Tuesday 31st January saw the start of a three week public inquiry in Kings Lynn to determine whether two windfarm projects should be allowed to proceed. Controversial issues include landscape, birds (many thousands of pinkfooted geese fly over the sites) and a local Iron Age fort. The local council refused the applications. David Hart QC is acting for two local groups based in villages close to the appeal sites, who are seeking to uphold those refusals

1COR Kayaking event raises funds for charity

The event, which covered a 6 mile course and was organised by 1COR’s David Hart QC, has so far raised over £1500, and donations can still be made by following this link.

Angus McCullough represents the UK before the UN in Geneva on the Aarhus Convention on environmental matters

The first complaints against the UK to be considered substantively by the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee were heard in Geneva. Angus McCullough represented the UK in these cases in which it was alleged that the UK had failed to comply with its obligations under the Convention.  The Committee will produce its report for submission to the full Meeting of the Parties, after a further hearing in September this year.

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