Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2018] All ER (D) 77 (Feb)
Neutral Citation: [2018] UKSC 10
Court: Supreme Court

Lady Hale P, Lord Kerr, Lord Carnwath, Lady Black and Lord Briggs SCJJ

Representation Stephen Hockman QC and Mark Beard (instructed by Harrison Clark Rickerbys Inc Simon Jackson) for M.
  James Maurici QC and Gwion Lewis (instructed by Environment Agency Legal Services) for the Environment Agency.
Judgment Dates: 14 February 2018


Fish - Salmon and trout - Licence to fish

The Case

Fish Salmon and trout. The appeal concerned the legality, under the European Convention on Human Rights, of licensing conditions imposed by the appellant Environment Agency on the respondent, restricting salmon-fishing in the Severn Estuary. The Supreme Court, applying settled law to the facts, upheld the lower courts' decisions, which held that the Environment Agency's decision to impose such conditions on fishing licences granted to the respondent had breached his rights under art 1 of the First Protocol to the Convention. However, the court noted that the case was exceptional on the facts.

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