HSF: The winds of change – What next for public law climate disputes in the UK?

Published on Tue, 31/10/2023 - 15:59

Initially reluctant courts may play a bigger role in protecting green targets in future as high-profile cases recast the debate.

Legal firm Herbert Smith Freehills is publishing a series of articles on climate disputes.

The second article in the series has now been published.

“Historically UK courts have been reluctant to stray into second-guessing policy decisions when it comes to claims citing climate change,” the law firm said.

“But in the second of our series on the emerging field of climate disputes we assess the recent trends in public law and set out reasons why such challenges will likely grow in future and judges may become more hands-on,” HSF added.

Click here to find the report.