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Guy Linley-Adams has secured yet more Decision Notices from the Scottish Information Commissioner concerning the ongoing and persistent failures of Marine Scotland, part of the Scottish Government, to comply with the law concerning Freedom of Information. The latest Decision, published on 3rd April 2019, finds again that Marine Scotland has…

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In 2018, Guy joined the Cardiff University Environmental Law Foundation Clinic assisting Professor Ben Pontin of Cardiff University and volunteer Cardiff law students to help with environmental cases brought to the Clinic by members of the public. So far, matters dealt with at the Clinic have included advising the Welsh…

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Guy Linley-Adams has been advising on the many Statutory Instruments drawn under the European Union Withdrawal Act, which are required to “domesticate” existing European law before Brexit day in the event of a ‘no deal’. This has involved highly detailed and technical review of the Statutory Instruments published by Government…

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Forestry Commission referred to information commissioner Continuing to investigate Forest Holidays plans for holiday cabin complexes to be built on the public forest estate, Guy Linley-Adams has referred the Forestry Commission and Defra to the Information Commission in relation to their refusal to provide information concerning the formal arrangement between…

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In 2019 the Government brought forward proposals for biodiversity net gain to ensure that planning and development occurs in England in a way that benefits biodiversity and helps to restore nature.  Guy Linley-Adams has advised WWF on the proposed biodiversity net gain system to be applied in England and continues…

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In autumn 2018, the Government brought forward an Agriculture Bill to revolutionise the way agriculture is funded in England and Wales, including paying farmers for providing environmental services including flood protection and nature conservation. Guy has advised WWF on proposed amendments to the Bill as it proceeds through Parliament to…

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In 2018, in response to proposed development of holiday cabins with hot tubs etc in the public forest estate at Mortimer Forest near Ludlow, Guy Linley-Adams has pursued Forest Holidays under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 for information relating to the proposed development and in the face of Forest Holidays’…

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Acting for Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland Guy Linley-Adams has made a formal representation to the Scottish Government under the Environmental Liability Directive following reports of large numbers of wild salmon at the mouth of the River Blackwater on the Isle of Lewis covered in many hundreds of lice at…

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