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Emerging details of the new Biodiversity Net Gain regime

United Kingdom - January 20 2022 The DEFRA consultation published this month on the scope of the biodiversity net gain regulations to be introduced under powers in the Environment…

Clare Eccles, James Good, James Parker

PFAS: The new asbestos?

United Kingdom - December 15 2021 After years of use in manufactured products, “PFAS”, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are common in the environment. Comparatively little is…

The Environment Act 2021: a practical look at the new biodiversity requirement

United Kingdom - November 29 2021 One of the more ambitious provisions of the new Environment Act 2021 is the mandatory requirement for new developments to provide a 10% biodiversity…

Clare Eccles

Claims for overseas environmental harm and human rights infringements proceed in England against UK parent companies

United Kingdom - March 31 2021 Last month, the UK Supreme Court overturned the judgment of the Court of Appeal and allowed a claim for damages from claimants in th…

Limitation period for “continuing nuisance” in environmental cases

United Kingdom - March 12 2021 The Court of Appeal has examined when a common law nuisance can be said to be “continuing” and therefore qualify for a more g…