5 Essex Court

Charles Apthorp

Call 1983

Environmental Law

Charles is regularly instructed on Environmental Law matters acting a range of companies. 

Cases and advisory work include: 

  • Contamination of controlled waters; leaking of noxious substances from industrial premises;
  • Dams/Reservoirs Act;
  • Statutory Nuisance/Noise pollution;
  • Trespass;
  • Waste management licenses (Hazardous substances);
  • Pollution Prevention and Control Act;
  • Occupational diseases, lung disease and dermatitis;
  • Fishing rights and leases of fishing clubs.

Hyde and others v Simple Skips Ltd [2017] EWHC 3087 (QB) - litigation concerning termination of licence for waste transfer station, liability for co-defendant breaches of licences and waste management licences.  Settled following 6 day trial, on favourable terms for defendant.