Chris is a leading consultant in environmental and waste matters who managed the first successful defence to an Environment Agency Crown Court prosecution in 1998, as an abuse of the legal process. In 2007, he steered OSS Group Limited in its landmark Court of Appeal End of Waste ruling against the Environment Agency. In 2016, via a judicial review case brought by his company ProTreat Limited, he succeeded in changing the government’s legal position in England & Wales to bring Small Waste Oil Burners within the remit of the Industrial Emissions Directive.
Vincent Brown has almost 20 years’ experience advising corporations on their commercial, operational and regulatory strategies to meet the complex and continually developing demands of EU and UK law on industrial and commercial waste, contamination and pollution.
Gordon Wignall is an experienced common law practitioner whose main interest is in advocacy and other varieties of written persuasion. He has a special interest in areas of the law which are within the scope of EU law. This is reflected by his knowledge of various types of regulatory proceedings, especially in environmental and financial cases (including judicial review, tribunal and criminal matters). He is familiar with principles of EU law relevant to competition and state aid.
Strategic Client Officer Cheltenham Borough and Cotswold District Councils
Partner Ludlow Skip Hire
Managing Director, Cleansing Service Group
Partner , Knights
Principal, Vincent Brown Associates
Specialist UK and EU Waste & Environment Law Practice
Barrister, 6 Pump Court Chambers
DEFRA has confirmed that the MP for Suffolk Coastal will take on the government’s waste management brief. Dr Coffey was appointed by DEFRA today when Dr Colin Church, a former top waste official at DEFRA, was appointed as the new chief executive of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management.
The Wood Recyclers Association has branded the Environment Agency’s Fire Prevention Plan guidance as “extremely disappointing”. The new guidance has halved some of the stack heights permitted for storing waste. The Agency’s own guidance remains inconsistent with the guidance issued by The Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum, which is partly supported by the[…]
Westminster City Council has entered into new contracts with Veolia worth a total of £71 million. The contracts extend a partnership that first started in 1995.
WasteCare Group has completed its purchase of Veolia’s Lower Bank View liquid waste treatment plant in Liverpool. The purchase is WasteCare Group’s 15th licensed waste site and their fifth acquisition in the last year
Cory Environmental’s Smuggler’s Way MRF is currently not accepting household waste from four London boroughs due to an ongoing investigation into a recent fire. The fire was put out by the on-site sprinkler system and there were no injuries.
Reconomy based in Telford, Shropshire, have acquired Cory Environmental’s national waste brokerage businesses. Reconomy now predicts pro-forma revenues of £125 million by the end of 2016
During 2015, the first draft of OHSAS 18001’s replacement – ISO 45001 was published. As is the case when any standard begins its journey towards internationalism, numerous parties become involved in its evolution and differences of opinion are a natural and regular occurrence. The new ISO 45001 standard is being developed with input from more[…]
The planning application claims the £15m facility will process at least 36,000 tonnes per year of absorbent hygiene products. Plastic from the products will be recycled for items such as roof tiles and fibres reclaimed for making pet litter. Knowaste’s original nappy facility in West Bromwich was closed suddenly in May 2013.
Fire crews were called out to tackle a fire at a waste transfer and recycling facility run by CCC Waste Management at Simonswood Industrial Park in Kirkby, which broke out late last night. The fire was contained within a building housing a mixture of household recyclable waste. Firefighters managed to contain the fire to ensure[…]