Government dirty air court case thrown out

The court of appeal has ruled that the UK’s breaches on air quality are a matter for the European Commission. The court of appeal dismissed a case yesterday brought against the Government by environmental lawyers ClientEarth. Back in December DEFRA admitted that it was breaching European Union pollution limits. The judge in charge of the case, Mr […]

UK offers no civil redress for North Sea oil spills

As news broke today that BP is being sued in the US over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, an environmental legal expert has warned that no such civil redress could happen in the UK if such a disaster happened in the North Sea. BP is among eight companies named in a civil suit being brought […]