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Taking Responsibility

Personal Liability Under Environmental Law

By Stephen Tromans, Gillian Irvine

© 2000 – Routledge

120 pages

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pub: 2000-03-01
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About the Book

A report written by two environmental lawyers which explains the responsibilities of company directors under UK and European environmental law, and their potential personal liabilities. It sets out what steps to take to avert liabilities and what to do in the event of environmental problems, including chapters on whistle-blowing by employees and liabilities for overseas activities.

Table of Contents

Personal liability - a growing risk; general principles; criminal liability of directors; consent, connivance and neglect; non-executive directors, shareholders, and others; an inspector calls; whistle-blowing; will they prosecute?; the consequences of conviction; civil liability; liability for overseas activities; insurance and indemnity; some practical advice; managing a crisis.

About the Series

Business and the Environment Practitioner Series

Business and the Environment Practitioner Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General