Supreme Court to hear legal challenge to new Surrey oil wells

Monday 15 August 2022

Marc Willers QC of Garden Court Chambers, leading Estelle Dehon QC of Cornerstone Barristers, is acting for campaigner Sarah Finch, instructed by Rowan Smith of Leigh Day.

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Campaigner Sarah Finch has been given permission to appeal to the Supreme Court in a landmark case about the climate impact of onshore oil production.

In an interview with DrillOrDrop, Sarah said: “I feel vindicated because I always thought this was a nationally-important case.” Read the full interview here.

Sarah's case against oil production at Horse Hill in Surrey has been supported by the Weald Action Group and Norwood Hill Residents’ Association.

The Supreme Court case is listed provisionally to take place between 21–22 June 2023.

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