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Richard Moules

Richard Moules

YEAR OF CALL 2005RMoules@landmarkchambers.co.uk

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Environmental Law

Richard advises on all aspects of environmental law. His clients include large international corporations, regulators, local authorities and other public sector organizations. He has particular expertise in the following areas:

  • EIA and SEA
  • all aspects of energy projects, particularly bioenergy and other renewables
  • water regulation
  • waste management, including WEEE
  • contaminated land
  • environmental permitting
  • emissions control
  • climate change
  • nuisance
  • Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme

Recent/ongoing cases includes: 

  • Successfully representing United Utilities Water Plc in the Supreme Court in a case concerning the right of utility companies to discharge into private watercourse (led by Jonathan Karas QC)
  • Judicial review against Natural England challenging its approach to granting licence to capture and kill buzzards
  • Wheeler v Norwich Magistrates: appeal by way of case stated successfully challenging the Magistrates’ jurisdiction to award costs to 3rd parties in complaints under the Highways Act 1980
  • Advising on the preparation of environmental statements for housing and retail developments
  • Acting for the City of London defending its decision to proceed with the £17m Ponds Project on Hampstead Heath
  • Acting for the Marine Management Organisation defending its decision to grant a licence for marine dredging near Devonport Naval Base
  • Acting for the Environment Agency at 2 week inquiry in test cases concerning its approach to water permitting
  • Bristol International Airport: Representing North Somerset District Council in judicial review proceedings challenging the grant of planning permission for a major expansion of Bristol Airport. advising Natural England and a consortium of local planning authorities in relation to the Thames Basin Special Protection Area
  • Advising Covanta Energy Limited in relation to a proposed RDF energy from waste facility.