Environmental Law

Practice Area

Our environmental law portfolio includes key titles such as Environmental Impact Assessment, and Waste Regulation Law.

In addition, all our environmental law titles are available as part of our Environmental Law online service.

Recently Published and Soon to Publish Titles

With increasing health, safety and environment prosecutions in recent years, and tougher penalties, more companies are turning to legal representatives for advice on the new climate. Companies are keen to avoid the potentially heavy fines that they could incur and our recently published title, HSE and Environment Agency Prosecution: The New Climate considers all aspects of managing the risks of HSE and EA prosecutions.

The new fourth edition of Statutory Nuisance, due to publish in 2019, covers both the problems that local authorities face with enforcement as well as the complexities in advising defendants. It takes the user from the initial assessment of potential nuisance, steering them through the drafting process, varying attachment notices, preparing evidence, role of judicial review and potential costs awards.

Written by leading practitioners in the field and providing valuable advice and guidance to support the study and practice of others, our environment law titles provide key environmental law information. Be sure to browse our most recent and soon to publish titles available below…

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Environmental Law Books

Environmental Impact Assessment

The second edition of this title is a practitioner text offering practical and comprehensive coverage of the law relating to environmental impact assessment which is an important stage in the planning process. This title sets out the legal requirements relating to EIAs including the relationship of European Union law with domestic law and the resulting cases. The main part of the work concentrates on the role that EIAs play in... Read more

Waste Regulation Law

Drawing on the author’s practical knowledge of British waste regulation law, this book contains a comprehensive account of relevant legislation plus a detailed interpretation of the statutory provisions and associated case law. The new edition contains updated sections on the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, explaining the differences between the law in England and Wales compared to Scotland and discusses the impact the Water Act 2014 will have on waste... Read more

Statutory Nuisance

Guiding you through each step, this book takes you from initial assessment of a potential nuisance, through document drafting to the magistrates’ court and beyond to the higher courts. Clear, readable and user friendly this book provides lucid explanation, practical guidance and the primary materials needed in court – all in one handy volume. Accessible to the layman, yet illuminating to the experienced practitioner, this title expresses a view on... Read more

Environmental Law Handbook (Vol 1 and 2)

Produced with the support of the Environment Agency, Environmental Law Handbook, Fourth Edition is a handy compilation of every major statute, statutory instrument and section of EU legislation connected with environmental law. Produced with the support of the Environment Agency, the fourth edition contains a raft of new legislation and statutory guidance as well as all legislation that has remained current since publication of the previous edition in 2003. Quick... Read more

Waite and Jewell: Environmental Law in Property Transactions

Waite and Jewell: Environmental Law in Property Transactions provides a comprehensive practitioner guide to the environmental issues that arise in property transactions. It is divided into three key sections: 1. Commentary and guidance on the property transaction and identifies where the environmental issues might occur. 2. Broader discussion and explanation of specific environmental law issues that the practitioner needs to know about. 3. Provision of precedents to assist the busy... Read more

HSE and Environment Agency Prosecution: The New Climate

Sentencing guidelines impose tough penalties for health and safety and environmental offences: how can you avoid them? The introduction of the sentencing guidelines in February 2016 has seen health and safety prosecutions treble, particularly in relation to corporate manslaughter, with tougher penalties imposed and fines exceeding £20 million being handed down. With fines having a detrimental effect on both turnover and reputation, how can companies protect themselves? This is an... Read more

Corporate Liability: Work Related Deaths and Criminal Prosecutions

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 has created a new offence of corporate manslaughter. This new edition of Corporate Liability: Work Related Deaths and Criminal Prosecutions is the only book to provide, in a single source, an expert guide to general procedure and practice surrounding this topic. The new edition of this key text on corporate manslaughter brings you right up to date following a number of developments... Read more

Statutory Nuisance

Guiding you through each step, Statutory Nuisance takes you from initial assessment of a potential nuisance, through document drafting to the magistrates’ court and beyond to the higher courts. Clear, readable and user friendly this book provides lucid explanation, practical guidance and the primary materials needed in court – all in one handy volume. Accessible to the layman, yet illuminating to the experienced practitioner, this title expresses a view on... Read more