Judicial Review

'No one owns the fish of the sea': landmark ruling prevents ocean privatisation

Posted by Ariana Densham — 10 July 2013 at 10:32am - Comments
Sustainably caught fish in Hastings
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The High Court ruling prevents big business from claiming ownership of fish stocks

This morning I was at the High Court in central London where a historic ruling was handed down on who controls the UK's right to fish.

An attempt by big fishing firms to protect their decades-long stranglehold on Britain’s fish was resoundingly defeated in court. The judgement gives back control of our seas to the public and the UK government, rather than big industry.

We get the green light from the High Court

Posted by jamess — 24 February 2011 at 6:17pm - Comments
We put the yellow pod on Chevron's anchor chain to stop their drill ship
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We put the yellow pod on Chevron's anchor chain to stop their drill ship

It’s on. Today the High Court gave the green light to our legal challenge against new licenses for deep water drilling in UK waters.

Brown lets the nuclear cat out of the bag

Posted by bex — 6 July 2007 at 4:06pm - Comments

Gordon Brown"We have made the decision to continue with nuclear power."

With those ten words, Gordon Brown managed to break the law, sabotage an ongoing public consultation and do a U-turn on his promise to listen to the people - all during his first Prime Minister's Question Time.

As head of government, Brown's meant to be abiding by a high court ruling that says the government can't legally make a decision on whether to build new nuclear power stations before a proper public consultation has been carried out.

The last consultation, said Justice Sullivan, was "seriously flawed"; the process was "manifestly inadequate and unfair" because insufficient information had been made available by the government for consultees to make an "intelligent response".

It now looks like this consultation is as much of a sham as the last one; the government seems to have already made up its mind on nukes, before the consultation's even really underway.

Here's a pdf of the letter our lawyers sent Brown this morning.

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