Charitable trusts environmental investment ruling could have wider repercussions – OUT-LAW.com

‘A decision by the High Court of England and Wales to allow the trustees of two charitable trusts to exclude investments on the grounds that they conflict with their environmental values could have wider impacts for other organisations involved in investment activity, according to two legal experts.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th May 2022

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Council facing judicial review challenge over approval of plans to double size of poultry farm – Local Government Lawyer

‘A judicial review application has been made against Powys County Council over its decision to grant planning permission for the expansion of a poultry farm that is in the catchment area of a Special Area of Conservation.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th May 2022

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The Broads: Couple launch legal challenge over water extraction monitoring plans – BBC News

‘A couple who have spent years battling water abstraction in a national park are taking their fight to the High Court.’

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BBC News, 9th May 2022

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Trustee investment policy: Butler-Sloss & Ors – Law & Religion UK

Posted May 3rd, 2022 in charities, Charity Commission, environmental protection, news, trusts by sally

‘In Butler-Sloss & Ors v The Charity Commission for England and Wales & Anor [2022] EWHC 974 (Ch), the trustees of two charities – the Ashden Trust and the Mark Leonard Trust, whose principal purposes were environmental protection and improvement and the relief of poverty ­– sought clarification on whether they could adopt an investment policy that excluded many profitable potential investments which they considered would conflict with their charitable purposes.’

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Law & Religion UK, 2nd May 2022

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Wetlands protection law delays building of new homes in England – The Guardian

‘A legal requirement that new houses do not pollute nearby wetlands, rivers and nature reserves has halted development across a swath of England.’

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The Guardian, 2nd May 2022

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EV charging infrastructure – landlord and tenant issues – Practical Law: Construction Blog

‘In the second blog in our series looking at common questions we receive on the roll out of EV infrastructure, we focus on two queries we regularly see in the context of landlord and tenant relations.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 26th April 2022

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EV charging infrastructure – Practical Law: Construction Blog

‘The EV infrastructure roll out to meet the government’s 2030 target of ending sales of all new petrol and diesel cars is well underway with the private sector rolling out digital charging “at pace”. At the end of March, the government published plans to supercharge progress (more on this below) with promises to do more to encourage private investment so activity in what is already a thriving sector looks likely to intensify. With this is mind, we thought it would be interesting to look at some common queries we receive from clients already active in this sector.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 20th April 2022

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Insulate Britain members disrupt trial by gluing hands to court furniture – The Guardian

‘Three members of Insulate Britain have disrupted a magistrates court trial, gluing their hands to court furniture and paying tribute to the environmental activist who died after setting himself on fire outside the US supreme court.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2022

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Case Comment: Her Majesty’s Attorney General v Crosland [2021] UKSC 58 – UKSC Blog

‘Mr Crosland appealed against a decision of the Supreme Court in which he was ordered to pay a fine of £5,000 to HM Paymaster General, and costs of a further £15,000, for contempt of court. The court at first instance (“First Instance Panel”) was satisfied that Mr Crosland committed contempt of court by disclosing the outcome of the court’s judgment in R (on the application of Friends of the Earth) v Heathrow Airport Ltd [2020] UKSC 52 (“Heathrow Judgment”) whilst still in draft and subject to embargo.’

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UKSC Blog, 26th April 2022

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Insulate Britain declares courts ‘site of civil resistance’, saying legal system not legitimate – The Independent

‘Climate protest group Insulate Britain has declared Britain’s courts “a site of non-violent civil resistance”, saying the UK legal system no longer has any legitimacy.’

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The Independent, April 2022

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Trial of Extinction Rebellion co-founder delayed pending High Court judgment – The Independent

‘The criminal damage trial of the co-founder of Extinction Rebellion has been delayed pending a High Court judgment over the toppling of Edward Colston’s statue in Bristol.’

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The Independent, 19th April 2022

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EPA prosecution costs – Nearly Legal

‘A judicial review of a Magistrates Court decision on costs in a section 82 Environmental Protection Act 1990 prosecution.’

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Nearly Legal, 18th April 2022

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Breach of injunction preventing works on woodland site sees landowner receive jail sentence – Local Government Lawyer

‘A landowner in Kent has been given a custodial term of eight months imprisonment, with two months immediate custody and six suspended for 18 months, for breaching an injunction against works on an ancient woodland site.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th April 2022

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HS2 protestor’s conviction proportionate with human rights, High Court rules – OUT-LAW.com

‘The English and Welsh Divisional Court has found that it is proportionate to convict a protestor of trespass, providing potential reassurance to companies whose business is disrupted through protests.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th April 2022

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Adders and slowworms to gain extra protection under new system in England – The Guardian

‘Adders and slowworms will be among animals given extra protection under plans by the government to “streamline” the process for protecting nature-rich areas.’

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The Guardian, 29th March 2022

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Extinction Rebellion vicar protester has conviction quashed – BBC News

‘A vicar who took part in a peaceful Extinction Rebellion demonstration outside a Ministry of Defence site has had her conviction quashed.’

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BBC News, 24th March 2022

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Landowner facing legal action over ‘decimation’ of Herefordshire river – The Guardian

‘A landowner is facing legal action for what environmental regulators say is the decimation of a protected river.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2022

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High Court gives permission for legal challenge to Net Zero and Heat and Buildings Strategies – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 8th, 2022 in charities, climate change, environmental protection, judicial review, news by tracey

‘Three campaign groups – Friends of the Earth, ClientEarth and the Good Law Project – have been given permission to bring a legal challenge in the High Court over the Government’s Net Zero and Heat and Buildings Strategies.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th March 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Hinkley nuclear plant mud dumping in Severn faces legal challenge – BBC News

Posted March 8th, 2022 in energy, environmental protection, news, nuclear power, nuclear waste by tracey

‘Fears that contaminated mud is to be dumped in the Severn estuary are to be heard at the High Court on Tuesday.’

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BBC News, 8th March 2022

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Indirect effects and environmental impact assessment – Local Government Lawyer

‘In Finch the Court of Appeal has declined to define significant indirect effects for environmental impact assessment (EIA). Barristers at Cornerstone Barristers consider the ruling.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th March 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk