Feb 03, 2021
Tenant of social landlord given six days in prison over breach of civil injunction by breaking Covid rules on illegal gatherings
Bromley County Court has released a tenant of social landlord Peabody Trust who served six days in prison for breaching a civil injunction imposed after breaches of Covid regulations on gatherings.
Jan 28, 2021
Two men involved in organising a mass snowball fight in Leeds in breach of coronavirus restrictions have each been given £10,000 fines.
Jan 28, 2021
Divisional Court rejects reasons given by magistrates for finding prosecution in planning enforcement case was within time limits
Reasons given by Reading Magistrates’ Court for deciding that the prosecution in a planning enforcement case had complied with the six months' time limit in s127 of Magistrates Courts Act 1980 cannot be upheld, the Divisional Court has ruled.
Jan 22, 2021
The organiser of a wedding in north London is facing a £10,000 fine after police found hundreds of people packed together in breach of Covid regulations.
Jan 12, 2021
The London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association (LCCSA) has advised its members that it is not safe to continue to attend Magistrates’ courts.
Jan 07, 2021
Environment Agency warns it does not have resources to carry out enforcement work effectively: report
The Environment Agency (EA) has too little money to carry out its enforcement work effectively, a letter obtained by The Times has said.
Jan 04, 2021
The Environment Agency last month secured one of its largest confiscation orders, against a defendant who operated an illegal waste site.
Dec 09, 2020
Council holds off legal challenge over Tier 3 status for now after receiving response from government lawyers to pre-action letter
Stratford-on-Avon District Council has ruled out a judicial review challenge “at this stage” over ministers’ decision to place it in Tier 3 on the lifting of the latest lockdown, after the Government Legal Department responded to its pre-action letter.
Dec 08, 2020
A solicitor at the Environment Agency is suing a garden centres business and one of its directors for libel and harassment over a press release issued in the aftermath of a prosecution he brought, it has emerged.
Dec 07, 2020
Birmingham restaurateur pauses Tier 3 judicial review application following talks between local representatives and Westminster
A restaurateur representing some 256 businesses in the Birmingham area has paused a judicial review bid over the Government's decision to close pubs in Tier 3 regions in light of new, "constructive" talks between regional representatives and Westminster.