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Regulation & Case Law

They are used to protect and benefit people, businesses and the environment and to support economic growth. Case laws are laws established following judicial decisions given in earlier cases. By deciding a disputed point of law a senior court can change or clarify the law, thereby setting a precedent which other courts are bound to follow or apply in later cases. The level of fines and other sanctions established under case law can act as a significant deterrent to any future offences by organisations and/or individuals on environmental protection issues such as waste management and environmental pollution.

Featured Regulation & Case Law articles

Director jailed for filling quarry with dangerous waste

A director who allowed thousands of tonnes of waste to be illegally deposited in a former quarry has been jailed for more than two years.

28th May 2021

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From field to fork, food is wasted on a global scale. Huw Morris looks at a landmark UNEP probe into the issue

28th May 2021

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Three environmental campaigners have launched a legal challenge against the UK government over its support for the production of North Sea oil and gas that is only economic because of subsidies, the Paid to Pollute campaign has announced.

13th May 2021

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In Pearce v Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the claimant applied for an order quashing the Secretary’s consent for the Vanguard wind farm.

26th March 2021

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68-year-old is in prison after repeated waste off ences spanning the past decade. Stephen Lack, from Corby, was responsible for an illegal waste site that put human health and the environment at risk.

26th March 2021

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The director of a Norfolk skip company has been ordered to pay £22,000 for operating an illegal waste site for more than a year.

11th December 2020

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A convicted waste crime offender has been ordered to pay £2,101,708 following a confiscation case at Worcester Crown Court, which concluded on 22 December 2020.

29th January 2021

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