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UCL CLP: Sanctions and Safeguards – The Brave New World of Regulatory Enforcement
Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 6:00 PM (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
CURRENT LEGAL PROBLEMS LECTURE SERIES 2012-13
Sanctions and Safeguards –
The Brave New World of Regulatory Enforcement
Professor Richard Macrory
UCL Faculty of Laws
The Rt. Hon. Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill
on Thursday 8 November 2012, from 6-7pm
UCL Law Faculty
Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens
London WC1H 0EG
Accredited with 1 CPD hour by the
Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board (Pending)
About this lecture:
Professor Macrory led the 2006 Cabinet Office Review which gave rise to Part III Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act , and his lecture ‘Sanctions and Safeguards – The Brave New World of Regulatory Enforcement’ will consider the principles behind the Review and the extent to which they have and have not been translated into practice.
About the speaker:
Professor Richard Macrory joined the UCL Laws Faculty in 1999. He had previously been teaching at Imperial College London, and was Director of the Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University. He is currently director of the UCL Carbon Capture Legal Programme and a director of the Faculty’s Centre for Law and the Environment.
Richard Macrory was a Member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution between 1992 and 2003, and was a Board Member of the Environment Agency in England and Wales between 1999 and 2004. He was the founding editor in chief of the Journal of Environmental Law (Oxford University Press) and is currently legal correspondent to ENDS Report. He was Hon. President of the National Society for Clean Air 2005-6, and chairman of Merchant Ivory Film Productions between 1988 and 2004. In 2001-2003 he was elected chairman of the Steering Group of the European Environmental Advisory Councils, an informal network of official environmental advisory bodies throughout Europe. Professor Macrory is a Patron of the UK Environmental Law Association.
In 2005 Professor Macrory was appointed by the Cabinet Office to lead a review on regulatory sanctions applicable to business generally. The final report, Regulatory Justice – Making Sanctions Effective was published at the end of 2006 and all the recommendations accepted by Government. His core recommendations on civil sanctions and regulatory governance are reflected in Part III Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008. In 2011 he was commissioned by Lord Justice Carnwath, Senior President of Tribunals in England and Wales, to report on the potential jurisdiction of the new First Tier Environment Tribunal.
Professor Macrory is a barrister and a member of Brick Court Chambers, London. In 2000 he was awarded a CBE for services to the environment and law, and in March 2008 he was made honorary Queens Counsel. In 2010 he was elected a Bencher of Gray’s Inn.
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