20 Jun

Environmental protection case law update

CIEH member: FREE
Non-member: £50

One hour webinar

Time: 11.00 to 12.00

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Environmental Health Practitioners (EHPs) need to interpret and apply a wide range of different legislation. They need to be aware of case law set by the higher courts, and the difference between binding and persuasive precedence. When dealing with new laws or legal points that have not been the subject of case law, EHPs need to understand how the courts are likely to interpret such provisions, and they need to steer their lawyers and the lower courts and tribunals towards those matters which have already been decided.

This session will cover the key issues for members by discussing recent case law relevant to environmental protection and pollution control and noise, highlighting the background, decisions, and potential impacts. There will be an examination of the increasing impact of the Human Rights Act on regulatory decisions.


After the session, delegates will have a better understanding of:

  • The importance and limitations of case law
  • How the different courts and tribunals fit together
  • Which parts of a judgement set precedence
  • How conflicting decisions are resolved
  • Some important recent decisions affecting environmental protection
  • Some important recent decisions with wider relevant impact

CPD: 1 hour

Sponsored by:

Osborne Richardson

Tim Everett

Tim Everett LLB LLM FCIEH CMCIH FRSPH CEnvH. Tim is a trainer and researcher in Environmental Health law and is currently studying for a PhD at De Montfort University, Leicester. He has postgraduate business qualifications and has also completed postgraduate work on air and water pollution control.

Tim was also a former President of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) from 2015 to 2017. He is a Chartered EHP and was elected as a Fellow of the CIEH in 2000.  He was a CIEH Trustee from 1994-2000 and again between 2012-2017 and was also a the President of a London hub from 1999-2004.

He is also a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) and is also an active member of UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) and a member of its Public Health Working Party.  

He previously worked for four London Boroughs, the City of Swansea, and two district councils. Tim was also a national adviser on Environmental Protection issues to the Local Government Association (LGA) for over 10 years.

Osborne Richardson

For 30 years Osborne Richardson has been the leading recruitment consultancy for the environmental health profession.

Renowned for their service focused approach and depth of resources; they are able to provide their clients with contract staff from Graduate through to Director level. They also provide a range of bespoke consultancy services; from managing long term projects in food safety, housing and pollution to one off projects in specialist niche areas such as acoustics and environmental permitting.

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