We have acted for a number of companies who have brought judicial reviews against public bodies. These may be high profile issues that impact on their business like airport expansion, a change in Government policy, a high speed rail link or another type of decision taken by the public body.
We are well known for our advice in relation to high profile infrastructure projects such as the expansion of Heathrow Airport or HS2 or land contamination issues under the Environmental Protection Act Part 2A. We have particular expertise in coordinating groups and managing multiple parties.
We acted for the claimants in the landmark case of R (Hillingdon and others) v Secretary of State for Transport  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. This was the first case to be decided under the Climate Change Act 2008 and Planning Act 2008.
Harrison Grant acted a number of local authorities in Buckinghamshire County Council and others v Secretary of State for Transport  UKSC 3 which was a landmark challenge to the high speed rail link HS2 by the local authorities along the proposed line.