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Regulation & Case Law

They are used to protect and benefit people, businesses and the environment and to support economic growth. Case laws are laws established following judicial decisions given in earlier cases. By deciding a disputed point of law a senior court can change or clarify the law, thereby setting a precedent which other courts are bound to follow or apply in later cases. The level of fines and other sanctions established under case law can act as a significant deterrent to any future offences by organisations and/or individuals on environmental protection issues such as waste management and environmental pollution.

Regulation & Case Law articles

Landmark case against the Environment Agency

The claimants in Harris v Environment Agency applied for judicial review of the Agency’s refusal to expand the scope of an investigation into the effect of groundwater abstraction from wetland sites across the Norfolk Broads.

24th November 2022

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Anglian Water has been fined £1,221,000 following two court cases relating to pollution incidents that occurred in 2019.

24th November 2022

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Charlene Smith outlines how the environmental impact assessment process is implemented in Malta

21st September 2022

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North Africa is a hotspot for climate change, and the challenges run deep. Huw Morris reports on a severely water-stressed region

21st September 2022

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In R. (on the application of Friends of the Earth Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the claimant applied for judicial review of the Secretary’s decisions to approve pro-posals and policies prepared under the Climate Change Act 2008, and to publish the government’s Net Zero Strategy to comply with his obligations.

21st September 2022

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A Norfolk garage owner who repeatedly ignored Environment Agency warnings about storing end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) and parts has been jailed for six months.

21st September 2022

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Embedding sustainability principles into business processes is becoming mainstream, but the term ‘sustainability’ is vulnerable to misuse.

21st September 2022

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently consulted on proposals to strengthen and improve the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), and has published its response and decisions.

21st September 2022

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