High Court considers regulatory rights of appeal

In R (Suez Recycling and Recovery UK Ltd) v Environment Agency [2023] EWHC 3012 (Admin) the High Court considered the routes by which environmental permit holders can challenge adverse Compliance Assessment Reports (“CARs“) issued by the Environment Agency (“the Agency“). The Court found in favour of the Claimant, waste company Suez Recycling and Recovery UK … Read more

Courts consider public authorities’ duty to consult

Two recent judgments relating to consultation outline the fact and context specific nature of this area. In one decision, the Court of Appeal overturned the High Court’s finding that the Government’s National Disability Strategy was unlawful on the basis that the voluntary exercise undertaken did not meet the requirements of a fair consultation (R (on … Read more