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

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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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London borough secures temporary injunction prohibiting illegal encampments at 350+ sites – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 10th, 2019 in injunctions, local government, London, news, travellers, waste by sally

‘Hillingdon Council has secured a High Court injunction until 18 June that prohibits illegal encampments on more than 350 sites across the borough.’

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Local Government Lawyer, April 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Environment Agency obtains £200k confiscation order against waste operator – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 26th, 2019 in confiscation, environmental protection, news, waste by sally

‘The Environment Agency has secured a £200,000 confiscation order against a waste operator over environmental offences at sites he operated with his brother in Swindon.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th March 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Environmental Law Podcast – November 2018 – Six Pump Court

Posted December 14th, 2018 in brexit, environmental protection, news, podcasts, waste by sally

‘This short update focuses on November’s key legal developments, which this month include the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, the recent independent review of the current system of waste regulation and the latest on the new Environment Bill.’

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Six Pump Court, 5th December 2018

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Injunctions in Anticipation of the Inevitable – Illegal Raves, Flytipping and Travellers – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted December 12th, 2018 in injunctions, news, travellers, trespass, waste by sally

‘There are increasing numbers of injunctions against incursions onto private and public land by “persons unknown”.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 7th November 2018

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Councils warned against using new waste crime powers to raise revenue – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 30th, 2018 in fines, local government, news, waste by sally

‘The government has this week issued guidance for councils on using new powers to fine householders up to £400 for failing to ensure they gave their waste to a licensed carrier.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th November 2018

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Owner of unauthorised scrap yard hit for £200k in fines, costs and confiscation – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 12th, 2018 in confiscation, costs, enforcement notices, fines, news, proceeds of crime, waste by tracey

‘The owner of an unauthorised scrap yard in South Staffordshire was last month fined £24,000 and ordered to pay court costs of £28,280 at Birmingham Crown Court.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th November 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Environmental Law Podcast – October 2018 – Six Pump Court

‘This short update focuses on October’s key legal developments, which this month include environmental permit breaches for Healthcare Environmental Services Ltd concerning the treatment of clinical waste, classifying, labelling and packaging of chemicals post-Brexit, and the government’s request for guidance from the Committee on Climate Change on how to move to zero emissions of greenhouse gases.’

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Six Pump Court, 26th October 2018

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NHS waste backlog: Criminal probe over body parts ‘pile up’ – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2018 in contracting out, environmental health, hospitals, news, waste by tracey

‘A criminal investigation has been launched after a backlog of medical waste including body parts was allowed to build up at six UK disposal sites.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2018

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Roofer fined £300 for carrying sandwich wrappers and crisp packets in his van – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 3rd, 2018 in licensing, news, penalties, waste by tracey

‘A white van man has been hit with a £300 fine after sandwich wrappers and crisp packets were found inside his work van.
Roofer Stewart Gosling, 43, was punished with the on-the-spot penalty after a stash of waste he kept in a plastic commercial waste bag was found in the back of his vehicle.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd August 2018

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Environment watchdog agrees first enforcement undertaking over odours – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Environment Agency has for the first time accepted an enforcement undertaking (EU) for alleged permit breaches relating to odour at an installation.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th June 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Councils demand streamlined court process for fly-tipping offences – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 15th, 2018 in costs, enforcement, local government, news, penalties, waste by sally

‘Councils have called on the Government to “urgently streamline” the courts and prosecution process for fly-tipping offences.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th May 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Council fined £100k after vulnerable employee hit by reversing dust cart – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 8th, 2018 in contracting out, fines, health & safety, local government, news, waste by tracey

‘A London borough has been fined £100,000 after a vulnerable employee was crushed by a reversing dust cart, suffering significant injury. Waste company Veolia ES (UK) was meanwhile fined £250,000 for its role in the incident, which took place on 9 May 2016.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th February 2018

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DEFRA consults on allowing councils to fine people over fly-tipping – Local Government Lawyer

‘Local authorities could have the option of fining those whose waste ends up fly-tipped or illegally dumped rather than having to pursue them through the courts, under proposals put out for consultation by the Government today.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th January 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Householders could face fines for using fly-tippers – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2018 in environmental protection, fines, local government, news, waste by sally

‘Households whose rubbish ends up being dumped illegally by unauthorised disposal companies could face fines under plans being considered by the government.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com