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United Utilities wins latest round of litigation with the Manchester Ship Canal

Fancourt J has held that if sewerage undertakers discharge pollutants into watercourses without operational fault this is a matter for the Environment Agency, the Secretary of State and Ofwat, not the courts.

Jonathan Karas Q.C. (leading Richard Moules and James McCreath) successfully represented United Utilities.

Judgment can be viewed here

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