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Environmental Law Quarterly Update - Q1 2021

United Kingdom - April 6 2021 On 18 January 2021, almost a year to the day from its launch, the Joint Unit for Waste Crime reported that it had “wasted no time in sharing…

Charlie Roe.

Arrests of care home workers following COVID-19 outbreaks: a review of criminal liability

United Kingdom - April 1 2021 In late February 2021 a news article reported that a care home worker had been arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter after a patient…

Jonathan Grimes.

Thames Water fined for “entirely foreseeable” pollution

United Kingdom - March 1 2021 Thames Water was sentenced on 26 February 2021 to a fine of £2.3m and ordered to pay costs of almost £90,000. The case is noteworthy both because of…

Jonathan Grimes.

National Grid fined £4 million for incomplete records

United Kingdom - February 18 2021 A significant multi-million pound fine was imposed last week after National Grid Gas plc pleaded guilty to health and safety offences arising from…

Alfie Cranmer, Jonathan Grimes.

You are what you package your food in - Food Standards Agency consults on changes to food contact materials offences

United Kingdom - December 17 2020 On 4 November 2020, the Food Standards Agency (“FSA”) launched a consultation seeking views on proposed changes to the offences for non-compliance…

Magda Zima.