Sentencing Environment Offences
Sentencing Environment Offences

By Libby Anderson

Fly-tipping and dumping of illegal waste affects the whole community. It is a blight upon grassroots efforts to protect the environment and ensure clean, green spaces for all. Large amounts of resources are dedicated to investigating and prosecuting fly-tipping offences, and those convicted face deterrent sentences in court to discourage future offenders.

The Service of Information in the Brave New Era
The Service of Information in the Brave New Era

The time limit for a summary only offence is settled law of long standing. It is rooted in the ancient and excellent principle that a person has the right to know that proceedings against them are closed. The law has never required the prosecution be brought within six months but the laying of the information must be done within that time limit.