Civil sanctions: the key to well-oiled regulation?
Two environment lawyers give their views on civil sanctions and the government's decision to restrict their use in futureAngus EversPartner, environment group, at SJ Berwin LLP, and member of UKELA Civil sanctions were introduced for breaches of environment regulation by the previous Labour government. The coalition,
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