A Practical Approach To Environmental Law (Paperback)
[Dr Paul Stookes] | 648 pages.
Published by OUP Oxford on 29 Jan. 2009.
The A Practical Approach series is the perfect partner for practice work. Each title focuses on one field of the law and provides a comprehensive overview of the subject together with clear, practical advice and tips on issues likely to arise in practice. The books are also an excellent resource for those new to the law, where the expert overview and clear layout promotes clarity and ease of understanding. A Practical Approach to Environmental Law provides comprehensive coverage of the full range of law and legislation relating to the environment, including; The Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004; the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004; and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, written in a clear and user-friendly style.
To ensure accessibility and ease of reference, the book is organized into three sections, focussing in turn on; the principles of environmental protection such as the polluter pays principle, the precautionary principle, and sustainable development; substantive environmental law areas (such as noise, waste and water); and practice and procedure. The practice and procedure section covers remedies available under civil law, with practical advice on case management, injunctions and compensation, and costs. It also covers criminal law offences, procedures for prosecuting, and sentencing guidelines. Very much a practical guide, A Practical Approach to Environmental Law makes extensive use of cross-referencing, examples, checklists, case studies, and key reference documents, to assist the practitioner in quickly locating the material they need, whilst also providing valuable context for the student coming to this complex subject for the first time.
About the Author Paul Stookes is a Solicitor, Chartered Environmentalist and member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. After four years as Chief Executive of the Environmental Law Foundation, a national charity providing legal advice to communities and individuals with environmental problems, Paul has just returned to full time practice as a solicitor with leading environmental law specialists firm Richard Buxton. He is Special Advisor to the government's Environmental Audit Committee, and is co-author of Environmental Action: A Guide for Individuals and Communities and editor of the environmental sentencing guidelines, Costing the Earth, published by the Magistrates' Association. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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