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Irresolute Clay Synopsis

At a time of profound change and rethinking, this book provides insights into how environmental law in the UK has developed into its current form, and considers challenges it will face in the future. Irresolute Clay is not a legal history or textbook, nor a conventional set of legal memoirs. Instead it offers a personal account of the inside stories as experienced by one of the key architects of contemporary environmental law. Taking a thematic approach, it charts fundamental tenets of the subject (such as environmental sanctions, the European dimension, developing the academic discipline of environmental law, and environmental courts and tribunals), from the beginnings of the modern environmental law era in the 1970s to the present day.

Irresolute Clay Press Reviews

An illuminating and empathetic account of a formative era in British environmental law by one of the founding fathers of the subject. * Liz Fisher, Professor of Environmental Law, University of Oxford * Environmental law supremo ... The tone is moderate. The mixture is dizzying. * Richard Gordon QC, Brick Court Chambers * Institutional memory is notoriously lacking among policy makers - ministerial and official - in Whitehall. So, as the UK gets ready to take back control of environmental law from the EU, Richard Macrory provides invaluable insights into how that law developed. * Jill Rutter, Institute for Government * Magisterial and magnificent, the father of environmental law in the UK on its making. * Philippe Sands QC, Professor of Law, University College London * This book tells from Richard's unique perspective through first hand accounts the history of modern environmental law as it grew to become a respected discipline. Few if any people have had quite such a lasting influence on environmental law. Politicians come and go but Richard has remained a resilient shaping influence. -- Peter Kellett, Director of Legal Services, Environment Agency England * UKELA e-law *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509928118
Publication date: 30th April 2020
Author: Richard (Brick Court Chambers) Macrory
Publisher: Hart Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 200 pages
Categories: International environmental law,

About Richard (Brick Court Chambers) Macrory

Richard Macrory is a barrister and Emeritus Professor of Environmental Law at University College London.

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