The client in the food and drink sector had a turnover in excess of £3.5 billion was charged with polluting a small UK chalk stream in the East of England.
During Storm Christoph in January 2021, heavy rainfall caused significant flooding across various parts of the United Kingdom.
Legal: Appointment As Lead Defence Expert For UK plc re. alleged pollution of a UK river via impact on local sewage works
The client who produces several well known UK and International Brands in the food and drink sector has a turnover of circa £400 Million and was accused of discharging trade effluent to a sewer that was out of consent.
Our consultancy was recently hired by the owners of a warehouse company to investigate pollution in their surface water interceptor.
In our first case the client ran a small waste transfer station as part of his diversification strategy for his farm.
Situated in Wales this was our first prosecution (but not our only one) led by Natural Resources Wales. Right from the start something did not add up.
In recent years, UK holidaymakers have shown an increasing preference for staycations, with many choosing caravan parks as their leisure activity.
A client of ours acquired land adjacent to a river with the intention of building a warehouse. However, the company proceeded with the construction without obtaining the necessary planning permission from the local council.
Although the Environment Agency, Water Companies and Local Authorities have all signed up to the Government’s new ‘Better Regulation’ which now requires them to regulate more reasonably at Peak we are on hand to help in cases where this theory isn’t working out in practice.
Sometimes things go wrong. And in our experience, nearly every time something goes wrong, clients are slow to react, and issues that could have been abated often worsen.