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Variation of Petroleum Exploration and Development License was lawful

Dean v Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy [2017] EWHC 1998 (Admin)

Related Member(s):
David Wolfe QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Environmental Law and Natural Resources

The application for judicial review sought an order to quash a deed which varied a Petroleum Exploration and Development License granted under the Petroleum Act 1998, s 3. The Court held that the grant of a license was not exclusively governed by the statutory code but rather it was a grant of exclusive property rights to search for and get petroleum. The application was dismissed on the grounds that the deed of variation was not ultra vires.

David Wolfe QC was involved in this case.