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Local Authority not liable for the actions of their predecessor

Andrew Wiseman
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A recent case has highlighted that many local authorities will not have liability for the actions of their predecessors under the contaminated land regime.  The recent Court of Appeal case of Powys v Price & Hardwick means many local authorities...

The meaning of Environment & the Environmental Information Regulations

Kate Harrison
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The Court of Appeal has confirmed the broad meaning of  “environmental” in the context of the Environmental Information Regulations. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy v Information Commissioner and another [2017]...

Landlord's liability for fly tipped waste

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There has been an increase in landlords becoming liable for tenants’ waste on their premises. This has been due to a number of factors; the increase in landfill tax makes fly tipping and illegal waste disposal more financially attractive. In addition,...

High Speed 2

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The hearing for the application to judicially review the decision to construct the High Speed 2 rail link is to commence on 3 December 2012 for 2 weeks....