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

August 2022
Region: Europe

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.

The updates covered in this month’s edition include (among others):

  • Mining company fined £3.6 million following severe burns to two contractors
  • Follow-up report on the Northern Ireland Protocol published, with potential implications for regulatory compliance of products sold across borders
  • Court of Appeal rules that a trial judge is not bound by any parties’ case hypothesis when summing up
  • Contractor found liable for the cost of removing unsafe cladding
  • Office for Product Safety and Standards updates guidance documents
  • Advertising Standards Authority bans “eco-friendly coffin” claims
  • DEFRA directs the EA to relax permitting requirements for coal power station
  • UN recognises human right to clean, healthy and sustainable environment
  • Government publishes response to ESOS consultation
  • Nuisance: High Court rules no distinction between noise from intended use and anti-social behaviour
  • Competition and Markets Authority to investigate fashion industry greenwashing claims
  • DEFRA announces new framework to tackle industrial emissions
  • Climate change agreements: tribunal cuts EA’s financial penalty for company’s late filing
  • European Commission publishes draft microplastics restriction
  • European Commission formally requests standards for plastic recycling and recycled plastics