Garner's Environmental Law

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From an original work by the late J F Garner, Solicitor, Emeritus Professor of Public Law, University of Nottingham. New commentary is written by contributors at Landmark Chambers and at 6 Pump Court Chambers, with assistance from Terra Firma Chambers for Scottish Environmental Law.

Garner's Environmental Law is a comprehensive collection of UK Acts, statutory instruments, Scottish Acts and SIs covering environmental law. The work now includes new authoritative commentary dealing with a range of topics from regulation, enforcement and disputes, to reporting and management, taxes and incentives, waste and hazardous substances, marine and pollution, conservation and habitats.

The service is fully maintained through regular issues, informing subscribers of forthcoming legislation, cases and prosecutions.


Issue 137, March 2024

STOP PRESS– Impact of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023: This document contains references to retained EU law (REUL) and associated terms introduced by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 in connection with Brexit.From 1 January 2024, REUL that remains in force is known as 'assimilated law', in accordance with section 5 of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023 (REUL(RR)A 2023) and is generally to be interpreted according to ordinary domestic law and principles.
REUL(RR)A 2023 also introduces new tests for courts considering whether to depart from assimilated case law, and procedures for dealing with points of assimilated law.
From 1 January 2024, unless otherwise stated (or referencing a point in time at or before the end of 2023), references to REUL and associated terms within domestic legislation are read as references to assimilated law and associated terms.

The following chapters have been updated to reflect recent changes:

  • 1A Regulation, Enforcement and Disputes

  • 1B Part 1 – Judicial Review

  • 1B Part 2 – Statutory Review and Statutory Appeals

  • 2A Reporting and Management

  • 4A Contaminated Land

  • 7A Dealing with Waste

  • 7C The Shipment of Waste

  • 10A Marine

  • 13A Environmental Impact Assessment

  • 14A Strategic Environmental Assessment

  • UK legislation has been updated to February 2024.

    An updated index is included