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Landowners' liability for occupiers' abandoned waste

United Kingdom - May 25 2018 An unsuccessful appeal by a landowner against a conviction for knowingly permitting an unauthorised waste operation on its land has highlighted the...

Angus Evers.


A Knotty problem

United Kingdom - May 2 2017 A recent court decision has highlighted the risks to landowners with Japanese Knotweed on their land of allowing it to spread to adjoining land, or...

Angus Evers.


Get in quick - Reductions in sentencing for early guilty plea

United Kingdom - April 5 2017 The criminal courts have long provided an incentive to defendants, in the form of a substantial reduction in sentence, to plead guilty at an early...

Philip Ryan.


Record £20 million fine for water pollution offences

United Kingdom - April 4 2017 Penalties for environmental offences have been increasing since the introduction of the Sentencing Council's 'Environmental Offences: Definitive...

Angus Evers.


The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme: a legal requirement, not voluntary

United Kingdom - March 28 2017 The government's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) makes it mandatory for 'large undertakings' in the UK to carry out an energy audit every...

Angus Evers.