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.
Featured Regulation & Case Law articles
A director who allowed thousands of tonnes of waste to be illegally deposited in a former quarry has been jailed for more than two years.
Three environmental campaigners have launched a legal challenge against the UK government over its support for the production of North Sea oil and gas that is only economic because of subsidies, the Paid to Pollute campaign has announced.