New volumes of Halsbury’s Laws Environmental Law launched at event in Bentham House
13 May 2019
The new Halsbury’s Laws aims to reflect the contemporary structure of environmental law in England and Wales.
The launch of the two new volumes of Halsbury’s Laws Environmental Law took place at Bentham House on 2 May 2019.
Professor Richard Macrory, Emeritus Professor at UCL Laws, was Consulting Editor and explained that this was the first new edition of the subject for ten years, when it had been entitled "Environment and Public Health". The new Halsbury’s Laws is intended to reflect the contemporary structure of environmental law in England and Wales, and to provide a definitive account of the existing law.
The launch was accompanied by a conference organised by the UCL Centre for Law and the Environment, looking at future challenges in environmental law. The panellists represented both senior figures in environmental law and policy, and the next generation of environmental lawyers. The panel, chaired by Mrs Justice Thornton (also Visiting Professor at UCL Laws), included Lord Carnwath (Supreme Court); Tom Burke CBE (Visiting Professor at UCL Laws); Begonia Filgueira (co-chair of the UK Environmental Law Association Brexit Task Force); and Ned Westaway (Barrister, Francis Taylor Building).
There was a wide range of delegates including some of leading environmental law QCs and academics, government officials, and students studying at LLM and sixth form level.
Photo: (L-R) Ned Westaway, Tom Burke, Begonia Filgueira, Lord Carnwath and Richard Macrory