Environmental Information Regulations
What our barristers do
The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 give people a right of access to information about the activities of public authorities that relate to or affect the environment. The right to information can arise on its own or as part of a wider challenge to government decision-making and is a useful tool for potential claimants in obtaining information before bringing a challenge.
We advise on complaints to the Information Commissioner where a public authority is resisting disclosure and in appeals to the First-tier and Upper Tribunal, civil litigation, judicial review and planning appeals where issues under the regulations arise. We also advise public authorities on their duties relating to environmental information.
Who our barristers act for
Our barristers act for the full range of clients in this area, including central and local government, government agencies, entities carrying out public functions, companies, individuals, interest groups and environmental non-government organisations (NGOs).
Where our barristers act
Our barristers can assist with complaints to the Information Commissioner and appear in the First-tier Tribunal (Information Rights), Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals), High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.