Chris Benson is managing partner of Leigh Day. He talks to Solicitors Journal about building the firm, negative stories in the press and the firm's collective action against UK water companies.
Mr Justice Humphreys, sitting today in the High Court in Belfast, dismissed an application for judicial review of decisions taken by the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to grant licences for a proposed development of seven natural gas storage caverns to be located under Larne Lough.
Gordon Wignall looks at a recent judgment about the power to vary an abatement notice with some remarks of wider interest as to statutory interpretation.
A legal claim has been made against Severn Trent Water, which is accused of abusing its dominant market position by underreporting the extent of pollution discharge and overcharging customers as a result.
The FRC’s proposals for overhauling the UK Corporate Governance Code are a backwards step from what was first envisaged, says Paul Brehony.
The government has scrapped the cap on civil penalties and significantly broadened their scope to target a much wider range of environmental offences.
Leading data breach lawyers say the recent announcement by Shell that employee and customer information has been hacked may lead to claims for compensation by those affected.
High Court dismisses claim as environmental charity fails to show “prima facie case” to continue, write Katie Allard and Chloe Jacot