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In Defence of Our Seas

Date: 22/06/2023 | DCS News, Dispute Resolution, Environmental

Davidson Chalmers Stewart Steers Successful Judicial Review of Marine Scotland Decision-Making

Davidson Chalmers Stewart welcomes the judgment of Lord Braid in the petition, by our clients, The Open Seas Trust, for Judicial Review of Marine Scotland’s approach to routine licensing decisions. This superb outcome is the culmination of many months of intensive and focused work by our dedicated team, which brought together our highly-respected environmental specialists Laura Tainsh and our market-leading dispute resolution experts Sheila Webster and Jane Dickers. This multi-disciplinary approach allows us to bring a unique perspective to contentious environmental issues.

We join our clients, The Open Seas Trust, in celebrating their tremendous success and this significant step forward in protecting Scotland’s precious marine environment. We are immensely proud of our contribution to that success.

Laura Tainsh, Head of Environment at Davidson Chalmers Stewart said “We are absolutely delighted with this decision which highlights the importance of charitable organisations like Open Seas as advocates for the marine environment. The team that was instructed by The Open Seas Trust in this Judicial Review comprised a combination of expert Environmental Law solicitors and specialist Dispute Resolution lawyers. We are all so pleased to have played a part in protecting Scotland’s precious marine habitats.”

The full judgment is available here.

For further information please contact:

Laura Tainsh, Partner EnvironmentJane Dickers, Director – Dispute Resolution
laura.tainsh@dcslegal.com jane.dickers@dcslegal.com
0131 625 91910131 625 9160

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