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Regina v Thames Water Utilities Ltd: CACD 19 Feb 2010

The defendant company appealed against sentence for an offence under section 85(1) of the 1991 Act. Judges: Lord Justice Moore-Bick Mr Justice David Clarke And Mr Justice Sweeney Citations: [2010] EWCA Crim 202, [2010] 2 Cr App R (S) 90, [2010] Env LR 34, [2010] 3 All ER 47 Links: Bailii Statutes: Water Resources Act … Continue reading Regina v Thames Water Utilities Ltd: CACD 19 Feb 2010

Hart v Anglian Water Services Ltd: CACD 31 Jul 2003

In a private prosecution, Mr Hart complained that the defendant had allowed untreated sewage to be discharged into controlled waters. The defendant pleaded guilty, but now appealed the fine of andpound;200,000. Held: The sentence was imposed on the basis that the discharge was substantial, and the effect on the environment disastrous. The defendant had many … Continue reading Hart v Anglian Water Services Ltd: CACD 31 Jul 2003

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Empress Car Company (Abertillery) Limited v National Rivers Authority (Now, Environment Agency): Admn 11 Dec 1996

Citations: [1996] EWHC Admin 345 Links: Bailii Statutes: Water Resources Act 1991 85(1) Cited by: Appeal from – Empress Car Company (Abertillery) Ltd v National Rivers Authority HL 22-Jan-1998 A diesel tank was in a yard which drained into a river. It was surrounded by a bund to contain spillage, but that protection was over … Continue reading Empress Car Company (Abertillery) Limited v National Rivers Authority (Now, Environment Agency): Admn 11 Dec 1996

Empress Car Company (Abertillery) Ltd v National Rivers Authority: HL 22 Jan 1998

A diesel tank was in a yard which drained into a river. It was surrounded by a bund to contain spillage, but that protection was over ridden by an extension pipe from the tank to a drum outside the bund. Someone opened a tap on that pipe so that diesel flowed into the drum until … Continue reading Empress Car Company (Abertillery) Ltd v National Rivers Authority: HL 22 Jan 1998

Regina v Milford Haven Port Authority: Crwn 10 Mar 1999

A four million pound fine for a major pollution event was proper to reflect the genuine and justified public concern which had been caused. If damage flowed directly from the conduct of a business, the business was as liable as those directly responsible. Citations: Gazette 10-Mar-1999 Statutes: Water Resources Act 1991 85(1) Environment Updated: 09 … Continue reading Regina v Milford Haven Port Authority: Crwn 10 Mar 1999

Caparo Industries Plc v Dickman and others: HL 8 Feb 1990

Limitation of Loss from Negligent Mis-statement The plaintiffs sought damages from accountants for negligence. They had acquired shares in a target company and, relying upon the published and audited accounts which overstated the company’s earnings, they purchased further shares. Held: The duties of an auditor are founded in contract and the extent of the duties … Continue reading Caparo Industries Plc v Dickman and others: HL 8 Feb 1990

Council of Civil Service Unions v Minister for the Civil Service: HL 22 Nov 1984

Exercise of Prerogative Power is Reviewable The House considered an executive decision made pursuant to powers conferred by a prerogative order. The Minister had ordered employees at GCHQ not to be members of trades unions. Held: The exercise of a prerogative power of a public nature may be, subject to constraints of national security and … Continue reading Council of Civil Service Unions v Minister for the Civil Service: HL 22 Nov 1984

Bedfordshire Police Authority v Constable and others: ComC 20 Jun 2008

The authority insured its primary liability for compensation under the 1886 Act through the claimants and the excess of liability through re-insurers. The parties sought clarification from the court of the respective liabilities of the insurance companies and as to whether the compensation under the Acts counted as damages under the policies. The syndicate said … Continue reading Bedfordshire Police Authority v Constable and others: ComC 20 Jun 2008