Stephen Tromans QC, Ned Helme, Adam Boukraa, Katherine Barnes and Stephanie David have provided an overview of significant environmental cases in 2018-2019 for the Journal of Environmental Law. The cases illustrate the continued broad scope of environmental litigation over a wide range of subject matter. The majority of cases are in the field of public law, though there is a notable Court of Appeal decision on the law of nuisance, addressing some fundamental issues of the nature of recoverable damage. The cases reflect current areas of either public or commercial concern—so, for example, there are a number dealing with controversial decisions on matters, such as air quality, fracking and badger culling, and a number, which have significant commercial implications, albeit for narrow sectoral interests, on issues of waste water and effluent management and on waste recovery.
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