In his new blog post Dr Mark Wilde provides analysis of the latest stages of Chris Packham’s judicial review into HS2 and the Oakervee Review and offers his expert insight on the developments.
Mark Wilde has been cited by the UK Supreme Court in the case of Coventry and others (Respondents) v Lawrence and another (Appellants)  UKSC 13. The cases raises several fundamental issues regarding the tort of private nuisance and is set to become a textbook standard authority. One of the issues concerned the equitable discretion to award damages in lieu of an injunction. The Court ruled that a more flexible approach to the use of the discretion should be adopted; this is something which mark argued for in his article ‘Damages in lieu of an injunction – challenging the orthodoxy of the Shelfer criteria’ (2013) and this was cited by Lord Carnwath at paras 244 and 247. A link to the judgment can be found at: http://supremecourt.uk/news/latest-judgments.html