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Environmental Law

Environmental Law is a dynamic, technical and evolving area of law which seeks to protect the environment.

The scope and importance of environmental law is rapidly expanding with issues such as Climate Change and Sustainability becoming topics of increasing public and corporate concern.  Consequently, the role and impact of environmental regulation is the subject of intense debate and Susan Wolf and Jennifer Stephens are contributing to the research in this area.

Recent research projects include:

Jennifer Stephens: Flood Risk Management and Nature Conservation Law

Jennifer is currently completing her PhD analysing the changing nature of legal obligations in nature and conservation law.

More widely, Jennifer is currently working on a research project looking at the Law of Rewilding, considering the legal restrictions and challenges involved in reintroducing native plants and species to the UK. She recently gave a talk to the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association on this topic.    

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