Environmental Crimes in UK Law

  • Higher Fines Imposed for Environmental Offences
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Powerday plc was issued a record fine in April this year for offences relating to operations involving over 17,000 tonnes of waste deposited and stored illegally. Powerday – one of the biggest wast...
  • Can Kicking and Buck Passing: Reform of Corporate Criminal Liability
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    In January 2017, the UK Government issued a consultation paper calling for evidence on reforming corporate criminal liability for economic crime. Nearly four years later, on 3 November 2020, the Go...
    ...... their answers on liability for human rights abuses and environmental breaches, which were outside the scope. The consultation was focused ... of a similar statutory offence focused on specific economic crimes. This will allow incremental change, as the range of predicate offences ......
  • 10 Key Focus Areas for UK-Regulated Financial Services Firms in 2022
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations have come to the forefront of firms’ regulatory change agendas in recent years, and this focus looks set to continue in 2022. The past yea...
    ......Further, relatively new topics such as climate change and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are increasingly signicant for ......
  • The Definition Of 'Ecocide'
    • Mondaq UK
    ......genocide and crimes against humanity and their application in the. Nuremberg Trials. In ...Rome Statute was ratified in 1998, creating the ICC, environmental. crimes were not included. In 2010, lawyer and environmental. campaigner ......
  • FAQ On Whistleblowing Hotlines: A Data Protection And Criminal Law Perspective
    • Mondaq UK
    ......179/2017 provides indications on reporting crimes and irregularities within the private and public employment context. More ...anticorruption, environmental damages, antitrust, discrimination)?. There are no specific restrictions ......
  • Court Of Appeal Judgment Shows Environmental Offences Will Be Taken Seriously By The Courts
    • Mondaq UK
    ......sentence. The key lessons for businesses from this case are:. Even when environmental crimes are committed on company. premises, individual officers of a company can face prosecution. and, on conviction, custodial penalties; and. Sentencing ......
  • Environment: UK Developments
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... the Contaminated Land Regime set out in Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 ("EPA 1990"). The site in question had been a brick ... and 11 company directors were convicted for environmental crimes in 2003. . The average fine imposed on businesses for environmental crimes ......
  • Environment Bulletin: Waste Management
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ......Approval by the regulator of an environmental body (the organisation that administers and uses landfill tax credits) may ...Fixed Penalty Notices For Environmental Crimes. From 2 April 2007 the Environment Agency has been empowered to issue ......
  • Record '90m Fine For Southern Water Following EA Prosecution
    • Mondaq UK
    ...Southern Water has been hit with the largest ever fine for. environmental offences after pleading guilty to 51 charges relating. to unauthorised ...starting to reach the same level as the highest fines for crimes in. financial services and that is good. There is growing scrutiny of. the ......
  • Pollution and Enviormental Risk Digest
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... was entitled to be indemnified under the terms of an environmental indemnity (see the Summer 2002 Digest for the High Court's decision). The ... help magistrates to assess the implications of environmental crimes when passing sentence. . The EA and Total have reached an agreement aimed ......
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