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
- 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
- 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)  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  NIQB 60
- Airports Commission judicial review: Sanders v Airports Commission  EWHC 3754 (Admin)
- Heathrow expansion judicial review: R (Hillingdon LBC) v Secretary of State for Transport  J.P.L. 976
- Nuclear energy judicial review: R (Greenpeace Ltd) v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry  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.