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1COR are at the forefront of this rapidly developing area of law.
We appear in civil, regulatory and criminal proceedings and we advise on transactional work, particularly environmental warranties and indemnities, involving UK and international risks. We have claimants, industry and regulators as our clients.
We have a particular expertise in environmental group litigation, judicial review and cases involving a crossover between environmental and human rights issues.
Areas covered include:
- Human Rights & Access to Justice
- Planning Inquiries
- Planning Judicial Review
- Rivers and Waterways
- Renewable Energy and Climate Change
Our barristers act for a very wide range of clients, from groups of Colombian farmers to large multinational companies, and from private individuals challenging planning decisions to environmental regulators.
“Respected set noted for covering a broad spectrum of matters in the environmental space. Contaminated land, statutory nuisance, conservation, water and planning all fall within its spacious remit. It recently made headlines representing the States of Guernsey in a dispute with 3M over environmental damage caused by the long-term sale of fire-fighting foams.” (Chambers & Partners 2018)
1 Crown Office Row is proud to be a member of UKELA (UK Environmental Law Association), the foremost membership body for anyone working in the environmental law sector. UKELA offers cutting edge CPD and events that keep its members up to date on the environmental law topics that matter at which 1 Crown Office Row is a regular contributor. We recommend membership to anyone interested in environmental law. Find out more on UKELA’s website here.
Who’s Who: David Hart QC named a top silk for Environment - May 2019
The 1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Spring 2019 – Issue 1 - May 2019
National Park Land: Protected or Publicly Accessible? - May 2019
Success for local residents’ association in Pro Bono Planning Inquiry - Dec 2018
1 Crown Office Row remains a ‘Band 1 Set’ according to Chambers & Partners - Nov 2018
1 Crown Office Row remains a ‘top tier set’ in the Legal 500 2018 Guide - Oct 2018
David Hart QC to speak in Castle Debates with UKELA on ‘The Environmental Principles and Governance Bill – pros and cons’ - Oct 2018
David Hart QC and Jessica Elliott in the Court of Appeal regarding Japanese Knotweed - Jun 2018
David Hart QC named one of the most highly regarded silks by Who’s Who Legal 2018 - Mar 2018
David Hart QC speaks at the 2018 Land Symposium - Mar 2018
Jonathan Metzer and Charlotte Gilmartin appear in significant planning inquiry regarding proposed development - Feb 2018
3 members listed in Who’s Who Legal 2016 - Feb 2016
David Hart QC and Henry Witcomb shortlisted for the 2015 Chambers UK Bar Awards - Sep 2015
John Jolliffe defends waste oil recycler against oil pollution charge - Apr 2014
David Hart QC and Jessica Elliott successful in utilities appeal - Jan 2018
Jessica Elliott successful in judicial review of consultation exercise - Nov 2017
David Hart QC comments in The Times on Brexit plans - Aug 2017
Alasdair Henderson appears in high-profile M4 Relief Road inquiry - Mar 2017
David Hart QC wins compensation claim for salmon fisherman - Jun 2016
David Hart QC decides airline carbon dioxide emissions case - Apr 2015
Karwan Eskerie is advising the Minister of Natural Resources in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq - Sep 2013
David Hart QC succeeds for the UK Environmental Services Association in a waste management judicial review - Mar 2013
Ten 1COR members and our Chambers Academic have contributed to the 3rd Edition of “Burnett-Hall on Environmental Law” - Feb 2013
David Hart QC is appearing for objectors in two Norfolk windfarm appeals - Feb 2012
1COR Kayaking event raises funds for charity - Sep 2011