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Landmark Chambers is considered by the legal directories as a leading set in environmental law. We are ranked in tier 1 in environment in The Legal 500, the latest edition of which states that Landmark is a "market-leading set". Chambers & Partners 2017 states that our barristers "are consistently excellent and user-friendly", whilst the 2016 edition noted that Landmark "possesses a hugely esteemed team" that are "clearly big players in this field".

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Chambers environmental law practice is wide-ranging, covering matters such as:

  • access to environmental information
  • air quality
  • carbon emissions trading
  • climate change
  • contaminated land
  • energy
  • environment impact assessment
  • environmental permitting and regulation
  • EU environmental law
  • habitats and species protection
  • international environmental law (including the Aarhus Convention)
  • statutory and common law nuisance
  • strategic environmental assessment
  • utilities
  • village greens & commons
  • waste and landfill projects

Chambers contributes to Garner's Environmental Law.

Members appear regularly before tribunals and the Higher Courts in environmental cases: see e.g.

  • Aarhus costs: R (Edwards) v Environment Agency (No 2) [2013] UKSC 78
  • The High Speed 2  judicial reviews: R (Buckinghamshire CC) v Secretary of State for Transport
  • Giant’s Causeway WHS judicial review: National Trust's Application for Judicial Review, Re Queen's Bench Division [2013] NIQB 60
  • Airports Commission judicial review: Sanders v Airports Commission [2013] EWHC 3754 (Admin)
  • Heathrow expansion judicial review: R (Hillingdon LBC) v Secretary of State for Transport [2010] J.P.L. 976
  • Nuclear energy judicial review: R (Greenpeace Ltd) v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry [2007] Env. L.R. 29
  • Chambers has been involved in many of the leading cases on SEA; EIA; habitats etc.

They also regularly appear before the Luxembourg Courts and the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee on environmental cases:

  • Case C 279/12 Fish Legal & Emily Shirley v The Information Commissioner, United Utilities, Yorkshire Water and Southern Water (the meaning of public authority under the Environmental Information Directive)
  • Case C 530/11 Commission v United Kingdom and Case C-260/11 Edwards v Environment Agency (costs and environmental judicial reviews)
  • Case C-567/10 Inter-Environnement Bruxelles ASBL (strategic environmental assessment)
  • C-504/09 P Commission v Poland (EU Emissions Trading)
  • 29/03/2012; Case C-474/10 Seaport (NI) Ltd, Magherafelt District Council and Others v Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland (strategic environmental assessment)
  • Aarhus Compliance Committee cases: ACCC/C/2009/40; ACCC/C/2010/45; ACCC/C/2010/53;  ACCC/C/2011/61 and ACCC/C/2011/60

 

Landmark is at the forefront of developments in environmental law at domestic, European and international levels.

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