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Widely renowned as one of the most seasoned and experienced environment specialists in the sector.
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Outstanding knowledge of environmental law and excellent business acumen.
Harry Campbell is an experienced and dedicated public interest lawyer, specialising in advising campaign groups on regulatory matters and judicial review claims with a focus on the environment and human rights. He also has particular expertise in costs protection.
Harry regularly acts for campaigning/community groups and a number of established NGOs. He works alongside the partners at the firm and has a particular interest in protecting community assets and the environment.
Some of his notable cases include:
- Wright v Forest of Dean District Council: live appeal to the Supreme Court concerning the lawfulness of taking into account an unrestricted donation to the local community from the operation of development in a decision to grant planning permission. Harry represents a local resident who was successful in the High Court and Court of Appeal.
- Lancashire County Council v Secretary of State for the Environment and Rural Affairs: live appeal to the Supreme Court concerning statutory incompatibility in the context of applications to register publicly held land as a town and village green under the Commons Act 2006. Harry represents the applicant who has been successful in defending the Secretary of State’s decision in the High Court and Court of Appeal.
- Cotham School v Bristol City Council: a successful judicial review by a school seeking to protect playing fields from registration as a town or village green on the basis that signs
- Hawking v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and NHS England: successful application for a Judicial Review Costs Capping Order; one of only two reported decisions on the application of the JRCCO regime which was introduced by the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.
- Forster v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: a statutory review of a decision to grant planning permission which concerned the threat posed to a live music venue by new residential development.
Harry joined Harrison Grant in April 2016, after training in environmental and public law at Richard Buxton. Harry has a masters in Environmental Law and Policy from UCL.
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