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What is the penalty the magistrates court can impose on summary conviction for breaching section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act...
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1st Aug
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What powers of entry and for what purposes does the Environment Agency have?The Environment Agency’s powers of entry and investigation are conferred...
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1st Aug
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Who can bring a prosecution for breaches of the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017, SI 2017/1012?The Conservation of Habitats and...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 31st Jul
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How can you appeal an abatement notice served for a statutory nuisance under section 80 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990?For the purposes of...
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31st Jul
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Is an offence under section 111 of the Water Industry Act 1991 a strict liability offence?Many of the common environmental offences impose strict...
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31st Jul
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Do the Police have power to issue notices under section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990? Could they be granted delegated power to issue...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Heppinstall of Henderson Chambers 31st Jul
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Getting the Deal Through: Environment 2020Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Belgium; China; Dominican...
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31st Jul
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In circumstances where a company has been selling product which is contaminated with Japanese knotweed, what potential liability could the company...
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31st Jul
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Waste carrier's/broker’s registration—compliance, enforcement, offences and appealsCoronavirus (COVID-19): The Environment Agency (EA) has published a...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal 31st Jul
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Environmental damage—operators’ obligations, enforcement, offences and appealsBrexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal 31st Jul
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Batteries—enforcement and offencesBrexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered...
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Packaging waste—enforcement and offencesPackaging waste offences and penalties are set out in the Packaging (Essential Requirement) Regulations 2015...
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What is the limitation period for bringing a prosecution for failing to pay a fixed penalty notice under section 33ZA of the Environmental Protection...
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 31st Jul

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