Outstanding... ability to ascertain what a client is looking for and then bring... considerable experience and knowledge of environmental law to bear.Legal 500
An exceptional firm with a brilliant team and an outstanding focus on environmental claims for action groups and authorities opposing decisions.Chambers & Partners
Widely renowned as one of the most seasoned and experienced environment specialists in the sector.
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Highly regarded and tremendously respected in the profession.
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Outstanding knowledge of environmental law and excellent business acumen.
Kate’s wide experience includes working in private practice, a law centre, as in-house solicitor for NGOs and lecturing law at two universities. With Stefanie Grant, she founded Harrison Grant in 2004 as a niche practice to provide excellent and affordable services mainly to campaign groups and charities focused on protecting the environment and on human rights, using national and international law.
Since then she has represented individuals and groups in a number of high profile cases, covering judicial reviews, (for example, challenging government policy on nuclear power, the decision to support a 3rd runway at Heathrow and HS2), other High Court cases (ranging from injunctions to representing Labour Party members who were denied a vote), Information Tribunal hearings (for example on GM information and whether the Duchy of Cornwall is a public authority), the European Court of Justice and other international courts (including the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea and the Aarhus Compliance Committee). In 2014 she was picked for her litigation skills in the “Lawyer Hot 100”.
Recent cases include a challenge to the allocation of quota under the Common Fisheries Policy (January 2016), the meaning of public authority under the Environmental Information Regulations (March 2016), rights of Labour Party members (August 2016) and whether there could be a challenge to the Government’s support for a 3rd runway before the designation of a National Policy Statement (January 2017).
She continues to work on the third runway and other public consultations affecting aviation and the environment. She is also heavily involved in advising on the legal aspects of protecting the environment after Brexit, on topics ranging from climate change and air pollution to preserving fish stocks and the marine environment.
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