We regularly advise and represent NGOs and members of the public on cases concerning air, water and ground pollution and its impact on individuals and communities.

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We are involved in challenges to regulatory decisions made by public bodies and to government policy, to ensure pollution can be monitored effectively and the natural environment protected.

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MCS, Richard Haward Oysters v SSEFRA 
Judicial review challenge to the government’s Storm Overflow Discharge Reduction Plan on grounds that it fails to accord with statutory obligations, human rights and the public trust doctrine. Press Coverage: The GuardianBBC NewsFinancial TimesiNews.

Kenyon v Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government (2020) EWCA Civ 302 
Represented a local resident who unsuccessfully challenged a decision by the Secretary of State that no environmental impact assessment was required for the proposal that 150 homes be built on a site in Hemsworth, in circumstances where the development would lead to an increase in traffic and nitrogen dioxide levels in the town centre, which had been designated as an Air Quality Management Area. 

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