The blog has been very successful since its launch in late April 2021, both in terms of the nature of the contributions but also the reach of the blog – for example, it has been cited in a debate in the House of Lords.
Posts have covered a wide range of topics in the environmental field, from international case law on climate change and the role of mediation in statutory nuisance claims; to the finer details of the enactment and implementation of the Environment Act 2021 and the impact of proposed reforms to retained EU law on environmental protection. Posts vary in length but aim to provide a succinct and clear summary of the subject matter of the post as well as an analysis of its relevance for practitioners.
Mark O'Brien O'Reilly is a junior tenant at FTB where he is building a practice in public, planning and environmental law. He studied international environmental law as part of his LLM at the University of Cambridge and has worked on a number of cases involving environmental issues. He is a frequent contributor to the blog.
Flora Curtis is a junior tenant at FTB. She has a busy practice across all Chambers’ specialisms, and a particular interest in environmental law. She has assisted with and been instructed on various environmental judicial reviews, including the three challenges brought last year against the Government’s Net Zero Strategy (R (Friends of the Earth Ltd) v Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy  EWHC 1841 (Admin)). She is a regular contributor to the blog and has written posts on a variety of topics, including the Bill of Rights Bill, biodiversity net gain, and “Scope 3” emissions in the EIA context.
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