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Thames water hit with unprecedented fines for water pollution offences
  • DLA Piper
  • United Kingdom
  • June 14 2017

A 'perfect storm' of aggravating factors has produced the highest penalty ever imposed for offences of this nature. The worry for companies operating


Courts bare their teeth on environmental sentencing
  • DLA Piper
  • United Kingdom
  • July 11 2016

There has been further evidence recently that the Environmental Sentencing Guidelines will lead to the court's flexing their muscles more when it


Environmental permit does not authorise nuisance
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 4 2012

On 19th March 2012 the Court of Appeal overturned a lower court judgment in a claim for nuisance brought by homeowners against Biffa Waste Services Ltd in respect of odours arising from a neighbouring landfill site at Ware in Hertfordshire.


Nuisance - keep it simple stupid
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 2 2012

On 19 March 2012 the Court of Appeal upheld an appeal in this long running litigation, which concerned a claim for private nuisance relating to odour complaints made by neighbours to a landfill site in Ware, Hertfordshire operated by Biffa Waste Services Ltd (Biffa).


Barr and others v Biffa Waste Services Ltd: permits and common law nuisance
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • December 20 2011

In April 2011, the case of Barr and others v Biffa Waste Services Ltd 2011 EWHC 1003 saw the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) hand down a decision which could impact on the number of private actions for nuisance brought against companies who are subject to detailed regulatory regimes and environmental permits.


A compliant nuisance?
  • Morton Fraser
  • United Kingdom
  • July 29 2011

The English High Court has issued an important judgement on whether compliance with environmental permits can constitute a defence to a claim of nuisance.


New ruling on nuisance
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 24 2011

How does the law react when residents complain of a nuisance caused by a nearby industrial neighbour?


Nuisance claim needs negligence in order to succeed
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 4 2011

In a lengthy Judgment delivered on 19th April the Technology & Construction Court rejected a claim for nuisance brought by homeowners against Biffa Waste Services Ltd in respect of odours arising from a neighbouring landfill site at Ware in Hertfordshire.


Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations 2009
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • December 14 2010

The Regulations transpose the requirements of Directive 200435 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage into UK law.


The Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations 2009 are used by a district council for the first time
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • June 4 2010

A fuel company negligently caused a spill of Kerosene when they transferred oil to a redundant tank.