Environmental law

Directors of a company are not liable to confiscation orders for offences committed by their company

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The Court of Appeal has given a significant judgement in a case in which the Environment Agency was seeking confiscation orders against two directors of a company for the company's wrongdoing. More …

Brexit: the implications for environmental law

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There has been speculation as to which EU laws will continue to apply once the UK has left the EU. This article considers the implications for environmental legislation. More …

How recruiters can avoid falling into the discrimination trap

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The new government has promised to help business create two million new jobs and three million apprenticeships. Latest labour market statistics show a rise in the proportion of full-time workers but, as recruitment rises, so does the potential for getting the recruitment process wrong. A well-considered recruitment process cannot only help in recruiting the most appropriate person for the job with regard to skills, experience and potential, it can also minimise the risk of discrimination claims. More …

Privatised water companies are public authorities for the purposes of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004

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The Upper Tribunal (“UT”) has given its long awaited ruling in the matter of Fish Legal v Information Commissioner and has concluded that the privatised water companies involved are “public authorities” for the purposes of the Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs). More …

Two-year limit on backdated claims for holiday pay

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Following the well-publicised cases on whether non-guaranteed overtime and commission should be included in holiday pay, new regulations will limit how far back claims can go from 1 July 2015. More …