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Water and sewerage companies are required to provide environmental information to the public (which they have previously refused

Fish Legal, the legal arm of the Angling Trust had asked United Utilities Water plc and Yorkshire Water Services Ltd for information relating to discharges, clean-up operations and emergency overflow from their sewage works. The companies denied that they were under a duty to provide the information under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (SI No 3391) […]

Government admits that regime for handling legally privileged communications is illegal

The Government has admitted that the intelligence agencies’ regime for handling legally privileged communications is illegal. This admission has been made in an ongoing legal claim brought by Amnesty International and rendition victim Abdel Hakim Belhaj. It is claimed that legally privileged communications may have been unlawfully intercepted and been used to provide the Government with an […]