• R (Secretary of State) v Information Tribunal And Fish Legal and others v Information Commissioner and others   [2015] UKUT 52 In these related proceedings – 2 judicial reviews and 2 appeals to the Upper Tribunal – we represented Mr Bruton, who was an interested party, and made submissions on the jurisdiction of the Tribunal and the meaning and scope of the Environmental Information Regulations.  The Secretary of State’s argument that the tribunal had no jurisdiction where the ICO had decided that a party was not a public authority was rejected.
  • Advised and represented WWF in a successful challenge to MSC certification of an Indian Ocean tuna fishery.
  • AG for the Prince of Wales v the Information Commissioner and Mr Michael Bruton [2016] UKUT 154 In this related appeal the Tribunal decided the Duchy of Cornwall was not a legal person but the Prince of Wales, in his capacity as Duke of Cornwall, was a “public authority” when discharging the function of statutory harbour master for the Isles of Scilly.
  • R (Greenpeace) v SSEFRA [2016] EWHC 55 Acted for Greenpeace in a challenge to the method of allocation of quota away from small and sustainable fishing. Court decided that the weight to give to environmental criteria, when distributing EC quota, is a matter of discretion for the Secretary of State.
  • Angelou and others v Labour Party in the High Court  ([2016] EWHC 2058 (QB))  And On Appeal 2016] EWCA Civ 817 Acted for 5 members of the Labour Party who, along with over 100,000 others had been banned from voting in the internal leadership election.  They won in the High Court, but the decision was overturned on appeal a few days later. The case was funded through crowd funding at (give reference to crowd justice).
  • Buckinghamshire County Council and others v Secretary of State for Transport [2014] UKSC 3 (a challenge to HS2)
  • UKAFPO v SSEFRA [2013] EWHC 1959 (intervening on behalf of NUTFA,  representing the in-shore fleet of small boats)
  • Air Transport Association of America v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change [2011] EUECJ C-366/10. Harrison Grant acted on behalf of six Environmental Organisations from the USA (Center for Biological Diversity, Earthjustice, and Environmental Defense Fund), Europe (Transport & Environment) and the UK (Aviation Environment Federation and WWF-UK) in a successful intervention in judicial review proceedings. For more information, click here.The case was referred to, and heard by, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and considers whether it is lawful to extend the EU emissions trading scheme to aviation activities. The CJEU ruled that “Application of the emission allowance trading scheme to aviation infringes neither the principles of customary international law at issue nor the Open Skies Agreement”.
  • R (Hillingdon and others) v Secretary of State for Transport [2010] EWHC 626. Harrison Grant successfully represented a coalition of local authorities, residents’ groups and environmental groups in a judicial review of the Government’s decision to green light a third runway and sixth terminal at Heathrow Airport in the first case to be decided under the Climate Change Act 2008 and Planning Act 2008;
  • R (Greenpeace) v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry [2007] EWHC 311. Harrison Grant represented Greenpeace in a successful challenge to the Government’s decision to support nuclear new build as part of the United Kingdom’s future electricity generating mix in the “The Energy Challenge Energy Review Report 2006”;
  • R (Heathrow Airport Ltd) v Joss Garman and others [2007] EWHC 1957. Harrison Grant successfully represented defendants, who included members of Plane Stupid, the Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise (HACAN or HACAN ClearSkies), AirportWatch and the No Third Runway Action Group (NoTRAG) against an application for a wide ranging injunction against environmental protestors that would have allowed the arrest of anyone opposed to airport expansion and protesting near airport sites;
  • Bruton v ICO, Duchy of Cornwall and the Attorney General to the Prince of Wales (Information Tribunal) EA/2010/0182. Harrison Grant acted for an environmental campaigner in a complex case which examined the constitutional position of the Duchy of Cornwall. In November 2011 the Information Tribunal held that the Duchy of Cornwall is a public authority for the purposes of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. This decision will lead to better environmental protection of 180 miles of coastline, 54,000 hectares of land, most of the Isles of Scilly, 1,700 hectares of woodland and most of Cornwall’s rivers, all of which are owned by the Duchy of Cornwall.
  • R (O’Callaghan) -v- Charity Commission for England and Wales [2007] EWHC 2491 Harrison Grant acted for Jacob O’Callaghan and the Save Ally Pally campaign challenging the Charity Commission approval for the sale of the site on a long term lease to a developer, in a successful application at the High Court quashing the Commission’s Order.