Worth the paper that it's written on? An analysis of statutory duty in modern environmental law
Evaluates the effectiveness of existing rules governing statutory duty in an environmental context. Comments on the shortcomings of the regime revealed by the House of Lords ruling in Marcic v Thames Water Utilities Ltd and the Outer House decisions in Weir v East of Scotland Water Authority and Magnohard Ltd v United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. Discusses the statutory duties for sustainable development introduced by water law reforms, the extent to which these are likely to be enforceable and whether a more strategic approach is required to improve access to environmental justice.