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.
Garden Court Chambers is proud to be recognised as a Top Tier set again in the Legal 500 UK 2024 rankings.
4 October 2023
Marc Willers KC of the Garden Court Environmental Law and Climate Justice Team acted for the claimants Marine Conservation Society (MSC), Richard Haward's Oysters, and Hugo Tagholm, alongside Peter Lockley of 11KBW.
15 September 2023
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 Guardian, BBC News, Financial Times, iNews.
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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