frESH Law Horizons – Key Developments in UK and EU Environment, Safety and Health Law, Procedure and Policy

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    Our Environmental, Safety & Health team is pleased to share with you the latest edition of our monthly newsletter, frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in UK & EU Environment, Safety and Health Law and Procedure; providing bite-size updates on EU and UK law, procedure and policy.

    This month’s edition includes the following:

    • The Court of Appeal has reached a decision on legal privilege in Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v. Eurasian Natural Resources Corp Ltd (ENRC)
    • The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has published its first strategy for the product safety system
    • The Court of Appeal has reduced a fine imposed for breach of work at height requirements from £900,000 to £135,000
    • The government has published further guidance on what a no-deal situation would mean for the UK
    • This month has also seen a large number of policy documents and reports being issued with respect to Brexit and environmental regulation
    • There is an updated code of practice for the investigation of protected electronic information under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA)
    • Asbestos: report that the UK is behind Europe and recent fines for non-compliance
    • The European Commission (EC) is to authorise 140 recycling processes for food contact materials
    • The Scottish court has ruled that pre-liquidation statutory waste removal liabilities are dischargeable as a liquidation expense
    • English water companies have committed to reduce pollution incidents by 90% by 2025
    • New best available techniques (BAT) for the waste treatment sector could mean significant cost implications for operators
    • EU proposals could significantly impact recycling rates for WEEE products
    • The European Parliament (EP) has adopted a resolution on chemicals, product and waste legislation
    • It has also been a very busy month for policy developments relating to single-use plastic (SUP)