Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill – Update on Progress

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (REUL Bill) has now completed its report stage in the House of Lords and is due to have its 3rd Reading on 22 May, after which it will return to the Commons.  A reprint of the REUL Bill showing the substantial amendments made at this stage will be … Read more

A Sensible Approach to Retained EU Law – no sweeping sunset at the end of the year

Earlier this week Kemi Badenoch, the Minister responsible for retained EU law, announced a change of plan on the abolition of retained EU law and its replacement by purely domestic law: Written statements – Written questions, answers and statements – UK Parliament.  This is reflected in proposed Government amendments to be made during the Report … Read more

The UK’S Retained EU Law Bill – what do you need to know?

Much has been written about the Retained EU law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (the “Bill“), which is currently going through Parliament. This Bill is the latest in the line of legal developments since a majority of the UK voted to leave the European Union in June 2016. Approaching seven years later, what is clear is … Read more

High Court upholds decision maker’s broad discretion in relation to impact of emissions of proposed airport expansion

In Bristol Airport Action Network Co-ordinating Committee v Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities [2023] EWHC 171 (Admin), the High Court dismissed a challenge brought primarily on climate change grounds by various local environmental groups and residents to the grant of planning permission for the expansion of Bristol Airport. Key points Planning … Read more

High Court quashes refusal of development consent for energy project

Judgment was handed down in the High Court today by Mrs Justice Lieven in the case of R (on the application of AQUIND Limited) v Secretary of State for BEIS and others [2023] EWHC 98 (Admin). Mrs Justice Lieven found in favour of the Claimant, AQUIND Limited, represented by Herbert Smith Freehills LLP. The judgment … Read more