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The New Office for Environmental Protection – Brexit Fig-Leaf or Environmental Sea-Change?

Friday 20th October 2023
Tanner Room - Linacre College

Following the UK departure from the European Union, the Office for Environmental Protection was set up by the Government as a new independent watchdog. It has important advisory and monitoring functions, but can also take legal action against government, local authorities, and other public bodies where they are in breach of environmental law.

Richard Macrory, CBE, a non-executive board member of OEP, will discuss its background and potential significance to future environmental governance. Professor Macrory was the first chair of the UK Environmental Law Association and was co-chair of UKELA’s Brexit Task Force between 2016 - 2018. He is a barrister and emeritus professor of environmental law at University College, London, where he set up the Centre for Law and the Environment. He is a bencher of Grays Inn, and was appointed an Hon. QC in 2008.

Tickets are £20 per person, including a three-course dinner with wine. Plus ones are most welcome.

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01865 271 666