12 July 2019 | Comment | Article by Robert Phillips

Webinar: Flytipping replay

Webinar: Flytipping replay

Webinar: Flytipping replay. We look at how local authorities are using civil remedies and how these operate in practice, what input is required from the local authority, how much the remedies cost and what practical benefits they may bring.

Flytipping remains a perennial issue for Local Authorities. Whilst criminal remedies exist, statistics suggest that such remedies are seldom relied upon. No doubt this is in no small part due to the difficultly in identifying the perpetrators. Research suggests that it is often highly organised gangs that are responsible for this behaviour.

The costs associated with cleaning up illegally dumped waste can be high, particularly where the waste is contaminated. It is against this background that a number of London Local Authorities have begun utilising the civil law to tackle these issues. There is extensive evidence that the use of possession orders and injunctions to prevent flytipping has proved to be highly successful.

Partner and Head of the Property Dispute Resolution team, Robert Phillips, Partner and Head of Property Litigation, and Rebecca Rees, Senior Associate in the Property Dispute Resolution team recently hosted a webinar to look at how these civil remedies operate in practice, what input is required from the local authority, how much the remedies cost and what practical benefits they may bring.

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