Stephen Tromans QC, Ned Helme, Katherine Barnes, Adam Boukraa and Stephanie David have written an article for the Journal of Environmental Law on the most ‘Significant UK Environmental Law Cases 2019 – 2020’.
With one important exception (the decision of the Supreme Court in Lungowe & Others v Vedanta Resources dealing with the liability of parent companies for overseas environmental torts—see Section 9), the cases this year are essentially judicial review type cases involving some quite well-trodden areas such as air quality, habitats, environmental assessment and strategic environmental assessment (SEA). That, however, does not mean to say that they are without interest. They illustrate the ongoing debate as to the correct approach of judges when exercising their supervisory jurisdiction of judicial review…..
See here to read the full article on the Journal of Environmental Law’s website.