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Environment Agency v Armstrong Environmental Services Ltd: Admn 22 Mar 2005

Judges: Rose LJ, Holland J Citations: [2005] EWHC 633 (Admin) Links: Bailii Statutes: Environmental Protection Act 1990 33(1)(a) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Cited by: Cited – Skipaway Ltd v The Environment Agency Admn 5-May-2006 The defendant appealed convictions for breaches of its waste management licence, in that waste had been stored outside the edges of … Continue reading Environment Agency v Armstrong Environmental Services Ltd: Admn 22 Mar 2005

Environment Agency v M E Foley Contractors ltd and Another: QBD 18 Jan 2002

The defendant company did not accept that it had accepted special waste at its disposal plant. Instead they claimed to have the appropriate licence or exemption. Held: The burden of establishing acceptance of special waste was not on the defendant ,on a balance of probabilities, but lay on the prosecution. In effect he was claiming … Continue reading Environment Agency v M E Foley Contractors ltd and Another: QBD 18 Jan 2002

Regina v O’Brien; Regina v Enkel: CACD 19 Apr 2000

A sentence of imprisonment was unnecessarily severe for a first offence of dumping tyres. The case did not involve any hazardous substances, and the offences were at the lower end of the scale, despite the results being unsightly, the risk (at worst) of rats and fire, the absence of any long term effect, the absence … Continue reading Regina v O’Brien; Regina v Enkel: CACD 19 Apr 2000

Gateway Professional Services (Management) Ltd v Kingston Upon Hull City Council: Admn 8 Mar 2004

An employee of the appellant had deposited a number of black bags containing commercial office waste on the land adjoining the appellant’s own premises. The prosecutor said that the deposit of the bags of waste in those circumstances amounted to an ‘escape’ within the meaning of section 34(1)(b). Held: The company’s appeal succeeded. The issue … Continue reading Gateway Professional Services (Management) Ltd v Kingston Upon Hull City Council: Admn 8 Mar 2004

Shanks and Mcewan (Southern Waste Services) Ltd v Environment Agency: Admn 14 Oct 1997

Mance J explained the need to construe the statute so as to identify the rule of attribution appropriate to the relevant statutory offence: ‘The rule of attribution appropriate to a particular situation (e.g., the nature and level of conduct or knowledge which will be regarded as satisfying a requirement in a statute that a company … Continue reading Shanks and Mcewan (Southern Waste Services) Ltd v Environment Agency: Admn 14 Oct 1997

Regina v Epping Forest District Council, ex parte Philcox (2): Admn 13 Apr 2000

Application for judicial review of the respondent’s decision to grant a certificate of lawful established use. The applicant submits that the respondent acted unlawfully because the person who made the successful application had been committing criminal offences under section 33(1)(a), (b) and (c) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Judges: Hooper J Citations: [2000] EWHC … Continue reading Regina v Epping Forest District Council, ex parte Philcox (2): Admn 13 Apr 2000