Environment cases tracker 2020
Environment cases tracker 2020

The following Environment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Environment cases tracker 2020
  • Upper tribunal
  • High Court of England and Wales
  • Court of Appeal
  • UK Supreme Court
  • Court of Justice of the European Union

This Environment cases tracker tool displays key decisions and appeal updates of interest to Environment lawyers from 1 January 2020.

The tracker is divided into:

  1. the Upper Tribunal

  2. the High Court of England and Wales

  3. the Court of Appeal

  4. the UK Supreme Court

  5. the Court of Justice of the European Union

Judgments and appeal updates can be found in the court where the most recent judgment was handed down. Cases are displayed in reverse chronological order with the most recent first.

For information on key decisions and appeal updates of cases where judgment was handed down in 2021, see: Environment cases tracker 2021 and Environment EU tracker 2021 — European cases tracker.

For information on previous key decisions and appeal updates of cases from 2016, see:

  1. Environment cases tracker 2019 [Archived]

  2. Environment cases tracker 2018 [Archived]

  3. Environment cases tracker 2017 [Archived]

  4. Environment cases tracker 2016 [Archived]

Upper tribunal

CaseJudgment dateKey facts/analysis
Devon Waste Management Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners Biffa Waste Services Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners
[2020] UKUT 1 (TCC)
3 January 2020The First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) had erred in finding that the use made by the appellant taxpayer companies, which operated landfill sites, of black bag waste in order to provide protection, as a buffer layer, for the geomembrane liner or geotextile protection layer at the bottom and on

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