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Led by solicitor Will Rundle, the legal team at Friends of the Earth uses the law to fight for people and planet. 

Together with grassroots campaigners and community groups, they've helped secure big wins on issues like airport expansion and fracking. 

Find out about the latest court cases we're involved in.

Campaigner Sarah Finch stands outside the Supreme Court holding a flag that reads "Keep it in the ground"

What is environmental law?

Environmental law is a set of regulations that covers everything from climate breakdown to new developments in your town. If used properly, it can help protect the environment from harmful proposals like incinerators or new motorways.

Friends of the Earth's Legal and Planning Team has decades of experience using environmental law to support individuals and communities standing up for the environment. We help and defend people's right to:

  • Take part in the government's land-use planning system.
  • Use the law to protect the environment and public health.
  • Get hold of environmental information.

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Support fund for environmental law interns

Our legal interns play a big role in our successes while gaining the experience they need to kickstart their careers.

But not everyone can afford to volunteer.

We've created a fund that pays our legal interns a London living wage. The Phil Michaels Legal Interns Scholarship Fund helps talented young people from less-advantaged backgrounds. Can you support the fund?

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