Brexit: implications for environmental law (detailed analysis)

The consequences of Brexit for the environment and environmental laws barely featured in pre-referendum campaigning. Given that a great deal of UK environmental law emanates from Brussels, a lot of recent commentary has warned of impending uncertainty and/or weakening of key environmental standards and protections. In this in-depth article, we explain why we expect change to be a much more limited and gradual process than many have suggested by reference to specific areas of environmental law, with some areas more prone to change than others, as illustrated in the diagram below.

Nicholas Rock, partner, and Adam Hedley, senior associate, Reed Smith LLP

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