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[This case is the sequel to Smartsource v Information Commissioner [2011] 1 Info LR 1498 (Upper Tribunal) noted previously].
Mark Shaw QC and Tom de la Mare QC advising and appearing for a group of 19 water companies and water & sewerage companies faced with various extensive requests to disclose environmental information under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (especially to a property search company).  The case is set to be referred to the CJEU asking fundamental questions as to whether and when privatised bodies are "public authorities" for the purposes of environmental information requests made under the Directive/Arbus Convention.

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