Plastic straw ban in England comes into force – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2020 in environmental protection, news, waste by sally

‘A ban on single-use plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds has come into force in England.’

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BBC News, 1st October 2020

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Coalition calls for new laws to end sewage discharges into UK waters – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2020 in bills, environmental protection, news, pollution, statistics, waste, water, water companies by sally

‘A coalition of river and sea organisations is calling for targets for water companies to reduce sewage discharges to be included in the upcoming environment bill.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2020

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Court of Appeal dismisses legal challenge over confiscation orders and costs of removing contaminated waste – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 28th, 2020 in appeals, confiscation, Crown Court, environmental health, news, notification, waste by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected a case in which two men argued that a Crown Court judge miscalculated confiscation orders made following a prosecution by the Environment Agency.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th August 2020

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Environmental Law News Update – Six Pump Court

Posted June 4th, 2020 in coronavirus, environmental protection, news, waste, water by sally

‘In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider a Court of Appeal case on the meaning of exempt waste operations, a new report on financing energy efficient buildings and the impact of COVID-19 on the aqueous environment.’

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Six Pump Court, 26th May 2020

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Don’t put it in writing! Problems in store for Local Authority Environmental Crime – St Philips Barristers

‘Joint Deputy Head of St Philips Regulatory Team, Ben Mills gives his expert analysis of Walker v Chelmsford City Council [2020] EWHC 635 (Admin) and its consideration of s108 (4) Environment Act 1995.’

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St Philips Barristers, 7th May 2020

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Environmental Law News Update – Six Pump Court

Posted February 26th, 2020 in chambers articles, environmental protection, housing, news, nuisance, privacy, waste, water by sally

‘In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Gordon Wignall and Natasha Hausdorff consider recent flooding events in the UK, the Tate Gallery viewing platform case and the rise in fly-tipping and organised crime.’

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Six Pump Court, 19th February 2020

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Court of Appeal provides guidance on “borough-wide” injunctions – No. 5 Chambers

‘Bromley LBC had secured a without notice interim injunction in the High Court which prohibited encampment and entry/occupation in relation to all accessible public spaces in the Borough except cemeteries and highways. These amounted to 139 parks, recreation grounds or open spaces, and 32 public car parks. Although the injunction was against “persons unknown”, it was widely understood that the injunction was aimed at the Gypsy and Traveller community.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 12th February 2020

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Fly-tipping: Organised crime behind large rise – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2020 in gangs, local government, news, penalties, waste by tracey

‘Organised criminal gangs are being blamed for the continued rise of large fly-tipping incidents across England.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2020

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Green Space borough-wide preventative injunctions: the view from the Court of Appeal – Local Government Lawyer

‘Steven Woolf examines the Court of Appeal’s recent decision and guidance on Green Space borough-wide preventative injunctions.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th February 2020

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Environmental Law News Update – Six Pump Court

Posted January 29th, 2020 in agriculture, bills, climate change, environmental protection, news, waste by sally

‘In this latest Environmental Law News Update Christopher Badger considers a new report from the Committee on Climate Change, progress of the Agriculture Bill and a briefing paper from DEFRA putting plastic waste back on the agenda.’

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Six Pump Court, 28th January 2020

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Court of Appeal rejects council bid for borough-wide injunction, issues guidance on tackling unauthorised encampments – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by the London Borough of Bromley over a High Court judge’s refusal to grant a borough-wide injunction on encampment at all accessible public spaces in the council’s area.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st January 2020

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‘Victory’ For Traveller Communities Against Blanket Council Bans – Each Other

‘Local authorities who attempt to ban Travellers and Gypsies from vast swathes of public land risk breaching their “enshrined freedom” to roam the country, a court has ruled.’

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Each Other, 21st January 2020

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Prison sentences for fly-tippers as government announces new ‘waste police’ unit – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2020 in environmental protection, hazardous substances, news, prosecutions, waste by sally

‘Fly-tippers will face prison, the environment secretary has said, as the government announces a new “waste police” unit.f

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Daily Telegraph, 15th January 2020

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Tougher sentences needed to deter fly-tipping, says Local Government Association – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 7th, 2020 in local government, news, sentencing, waste by sally

‘Councils have called for the introduction of tougher sentences for fly-tipping, after the latest figures showed it costs them £58m a year to clear up.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th January 2019

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Failure to pay confiscation order leaves recycling fraudster facing further eight years in prison – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 3rd, 2019 in assets recovery, confiscation, fraud, news, proceeds of crime, waste by sally

‘A defendant convicted of defrauding the electrical waste recycling industry has been sentenced to prison for a further eight years after he failed to meet a £1.3m confiscation order.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th August 2019

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When is a plant not a power plant? – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted August 1st, 2019 in construction industry, energy, news, statutory interpretation, waste by tracey

‘When it is a plant thermally treating waste. Or is it still a power plant? This was the question that Mr Jonathan Acton Davis QC had to grapple with in Engie Fabricom UK Ltd v MW High Tech Projects UK Ltd. As is often the case when it comes to the exclusions under section 105(2) of the Construction Act 1996, the answer was as clear as mud!’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 30th July 2019

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Solicitor in four year wheelie bin row with doctor is cleared of harassment – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 16th, 2019 in complaints, costs, harassment, housing, indemnities, news, waste by tracey

‘A solicitor who engaged in a four-year row over a wheelie bin has been cleared of harassing his doctor neighbour after a judge ruled he was entitled to protect his property.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th July 2019

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Is waste crime the “new narcotics”? Why the conviction of Biffa is important to criminal and regulatory lawyers – Insights from Christopher Sykes – Doughty Street Chambers

Posted July 9th, 2019 in China, environmental protection, news, prosecutions, waste by sally

‘Crime and punishment are common fodder for British newspapers. Offences of violence, sex, and dishonesty are the usual (and depressing) themes for journalists in need of a headline. Last month, however, the Metro covered the trial of a more unusual suspect.’

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Doughty Street Chambers, 4th July 2019

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Environmental Law News Update – Six Pump Court

Posted July 3rd, 2019 in canals, charities, environmental protection, news, sanctions, waste, water by sally

‘In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger considers the decision by Ofwat to impose a financial penalty on Southern Water for failings in the performance of its wastewater operations, the imposition of over £3.7 million of civil sanctions on charitable organisations for environmental offences and further developments in the Manchester Ship Canal case.’

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Six Pump Court, 26th June 2019

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Southern Water faces prosecution after record £126m penalty – The Guardian

Posted June 25th, 2019 in compensation, fines, news, prosecutions, waste, water by sally

‘Southern Water faces prosecution by the Environment Agency after being handed a record £126m penalty by the water regulator over “shocking” failures at its sewage treatment sites.’

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The Guardian, 25th June 2019

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