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

    View Authors April 2019

    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:

    • Fine of £1.4 million for a food processor.
    • Use of drones by local authorities for enforcement.
    • Sewage pollution leads to a £200,000 restorative charity donation.
    • Fines reduced on appeal for a car parts manufacturer and a construction company.
    • The Environment Agency has issued more than £1m of penalties under climate change legislation.
    • Environment Agency will target waste gangs in “Al Capone-style” prosecutions.
    • Supreme Court case decided regarding UK courts’ jurisdiction over a foreign subsidiary (Vedanta Resources plc v Lungowe).
    • Climate Emergency campaign gathers momentum in the UK.
    • European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules on the assessment of waste as hazardous waste.
    • EU court dismisses NGO challenge of the authorisation of DEHP in recycled PVC.