Environmental enforcement and prosecutions

Environmental enforcement and prosecutions guidance:

This Practice Note provides an introduction to environmental criminal liability, offences and the different stages of the criminal process from investigation to...

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This Practice Note explains the powers available to deal with anti-social behaviour in an environmental context, in particular those introduced by the Anti-social...

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Reform of anti-social behaviour powers (2014) The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ABCPA 2014) has reformed the tools available for dealing with...

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This Practice Note explains how to appeal to the Crown Court against a sentence imposed by the magistrates’ court. It may be read in conjunction with Practice Note:...

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This Practice Note explains the right of defendants who have been convicted in criminal proceedings to appeal against their convictions in the magistrates’ court to the...

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Statutory nuisance leading to abatement notice A local authority has a duty to inspect its area from time to time for any statutory nuisances, and where a complaint of a...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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What is compensation? A compensation order is defined in the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (PCC(S)A 2000), to mean an order which requires the offender...

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Environmental incidents often happen without warning and with significant consequences. It can be easy in those circumstances to fail to maintain a clear head about...

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In the Crown Court, on application of the prosecutor (or on its own motion if the court thinks it appropriate), the court must consider making a confiscation order...

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This Practice Note considers the purposes of and procedure applicable to confiscation under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA 2002), which replaced the previous...

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Right of appeal Anyone served with a remediation notice under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Pt IIA (EPA 1990) has a statutory right of appeal against the notice....

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Consequences of non-compliance If a requirement in a remediation notice has not been carried out, the enforcing authority will need to consider whether to: • prosecute •...

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Who may be liable? Anyone who is an 'appropriate person' may be liable for remediation of contaminated land under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA...

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Penalties The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, SI 2012/632 (‘CAR’) were made under Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, s 15 (‘HSWA 1974’). They are an example...

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TitleDirective 2012/18/EU of the European parliament and of the council of 4 July 2012 on the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances (Seveso...

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The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH 2015), SI 2015/483, aim to prevent major work place accidents occurring and put in place controls, so that...

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Industrial diseases The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), SI 2002/2677, is one of the most important health and safety laws for any...

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A parent company is not responsible for the acts or omissions of its subsidiary simply by virtue of its status as parent. Each subsidiary has separate corporate...

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A disqualification order is made to protect the public from those who, for reasons of dishonesty, naivety or incompetence, abuse their role and status as a director....

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The Environment Agency (EA), Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have extensive, but not unlimited, powers to enter premises. Environment...

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The Environment Agency (EA) is one of the regulators responsible for the enforcement of environmental law and the prosecution of environmental crime in England. Other...

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Reviewed by Professor Richard Macrory Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (RESA 2008) enables regulators to be given powers to deal with offences using six new...

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Reviewed by Professor Richard Macrory. Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (RESA 2008) enables regulators to be given powers to deal with offences using six new...

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Reviewed by Professor Richard Macrory Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal...

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Reviewed by Professor Richard Macrory. Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (RESA 2008) enables regulators to be given powers to deal with offences using six new...

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