Bitesize training: statutory nuisance (module three) – applying the powers to deal with complex cases

CIEH member: £55
Affiliate member: £110
Non-member: £110 
CIEH student member: £110

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Statutory nuisance cases are often legally and technically complex, covering a range of different problems. It is the duty of an environmental health officer to investigate the complaint and decide whether there are grounds for a legal case. However, these duties often overlap with other legal powers and responsibilities, some operated by different parts of the Council, and some by other agencies. Decisions taken by officers can have significant financial effects and can often require the balancing of conflicting interests.

Module three builds on Modules one and two and will explore how issues arising from complex cases can and should be handled. This scenario-based training will draw from case-law and relevant UK Ombudsman reports where Councils have handled things incorrectly.

Please note: those who do not have an up-to-date appreciation of the case-law on statutory nuisance, common law nuisance, on related areas and the associated legislation are unlikely to benefit from doing Module three first. For this reason, attendance will normally be restricted to those who have already attended Module one or Module two.


  • Learn how to apply the statutory nuisance procedures more effectively to deal with complex problems
  • Work with colleagues to consider detailed scenarios drawn from real life cases
  • Better understand how their roles need to fit in with those of other agencies
  • Better understand how to avoid common traps in using these powers
  • Get an update on any recent case-law relevant to those issues

CPD: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Tim Everett


Tim Everett, LLB LLM FCIEH CMCIH FRSPH CEnvH 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 in addition has completed postgraduate work on air and water pollution control.

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

Tim is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Housing and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health. He is also an active member of UKELA and is a member of its Public Health Working Party.  

In his career, Tim has worked for four London Boroughs, the City of Swansea, and two District Councils and has also served as a national adviser on Environmental Protection issues to the Local Government Association (LGA) for over ten years.




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