Launch of Earth Trusteeship Initiative at the Peace Palace, the Hague, 10 Dec 2018. 

On this World Environment Day, we are raising our voice for Nature and embracing the call from the United Nations to stand #ForNature and promote #HarmonyWithNature.

The current ch...

Scotland only country so far to use COVID-19 as justification to water down Freedom of Information laws setting concerning precedent.

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill, as passed last week, contains far-reaching amendments to the operation of vital Freedom of Information...

February 28, 2020


On behalf of our clients, Wildcat Haven Community Interest Company, Living Law has today lodged a formal objection with the Scottish Ministers (Energy Consents Unit) to the Clashindarroch II Windfarm development proposal near Huntly, Aberdeenshire. The proposed develo...

December 5, 2019

Living Law is delighted to share that we were recently recognised and awarded as Environmental Law Specialists of the Year 2019 by the SME News Scottish Enterprise Awards.

Commenting on the award, Susan Shaw said:-

"We are pleased to share this news, which is testament t...

September 20, 2019

Building Tomorrow's Living Law Today

Thousands of people are gathering today all across the world for the #GeneralStrike inspired by the #FridaysForFuture movement. In doing so, they are standing up against vested interests for #climatejustice, for all our futures and f...

August 11, 2019

On 17th July 2019, Uruguay passed its domestic law (Ley 19773) authorising the country's ratification of the Escazú Agreement. As Ana Cepeda (our Legal Intern in Environmental Rights and Governance) explains, this is a key moment for the protection and advanc...

July 12, 2019

In this legal update brief, Ana Cepeda, our legal intern in Environmental Rights and Governance, writes about the recent landmark ruling of the UK Supreme Court in the case of Vedanta Resources PLC and another (Appellants) v Lungowe and others (Respondents) [2019] UKSC...

"All global citizens are equal trustees of the Earth" – for the wellbeing of future generations and the community of life.

We take this opportunity to share the following press statement from the organisers of the Earth Trusteeship Initiative about the exciting eve...

June 5, 2019

Today, I am joining the United Nations call to action to counteract air pollution to commemorate this World Environment Day and #beatpollution. The time has come for clean air to be recognised as a fundamental human right, as well as understanding the harmful impacts o...

Living Law was privileged to be amongst the invited participants in this year's "9th Interactive Dialogue on Harmony with Nature", held at the UN Trusteeship Council in New York on 22 April 2019. This year, the theme of the dialogue was "Mother Earth Approach in the Im...

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