Environment— looking ahead to 2017

Environment— looking ahead to 2017

Simon Colvin, partner and national head of the environment team at Weightmans LLP, predicts the key developments, trendsand challenges facing the environmental legal sector in 2017.

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Climate change litigation such as Client Earth’s case against the UK government will be ongoing. The High Court has ordered the government to replace its ‘illegal’ air quality plans by July 2017 and to have draft plans in place by April 2017. If the government misses these deadlines, or if the plans are inadequate, fu

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