Waste, Landfill & Waste Projects

Waste, Landfill & Waste Projects

What our barristers offer

39 Essex Chambers barristers are frequently instruct on various Waste, Landfill & Waste Projects.

Significant cases:

  • Regular advice and representation in a regulatory and corporate context including waste management licensing, definition of waste; various PPC / landfill permit appeals; planning policy; planning applications and appeals.
  • Twizell v Entrust [2010] STC 37 landfill tax credits.
  • Capel Parish Council v Surrey County Council [2009] JPL 1302 waste development plan and energy from waste.
  • R (Newport City Council) v Welsh Ministers [2009] EWHC 3149 landfill allowances.
  • R (DOVE 2000) v East Sussex County Council [2009] Env LR 11 Newhaven energy from waste, planning and earlier PPC permit proceedings.
  • R (OSS) v Environment Agency (Court of Appeal) [2007] Waste derived fuel.
  • Advising on transfrontier shipment of waste in various cases.
  • R (Horner) v Lancashire County Council (Court of Appeal) [2008] 1 P&CR 74 Animal waste derived fuel.
  • Blackland Park Exploration Ltd v Environment Agency (Court of Appeal) [2003] Definition of “landfill”.
  • Environment Agency v Biffa Waste [2006] EWHC 1102 Water pollution.
  • 3C Waste Ltd v Mersey Waste Holdings [2006] EWHC 2598 Requirements of Landfill Directive on charges for disposal.
  • Advice and representation in relation to waste projects including incinerators, energy from waste, gasification, pyrolysis and other thermal treatment projects.
  • Advice and interpretation of waste PFI contracts.
  • Conduct of waste development plan document examinations for local authorities and others, including promoting the Surrey Waste Plan.
  • Representation in prosecutions for waste offences.

Who to contact

Andrew Poyser

Andrew Poyser is the Deputy Senior Clerk for the Waste, Landfill & Waste Projects team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


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Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1190


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Matthew Horton QC

Matthew Horton QC

Call: 1969 Silk: 1989

Brian Ash QC

Brian Ash QC

Call: 1975 Silk: 1990

Nigel Pleming QC

Nigel Pleming QC

Call: 1971 Silk: 1992

John Steel QC

John Steel QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 1993

William Norris QC

William Norris QC

Call: 1974 Silk: 1997

Stephen Tromans QC

Stephen Tromans QC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2009

Charles Manzoni QC

Charles Manzoni QC

Call: 1988 Silk: 2009

Richard Harwood OBE QC

Richard Harwood OBE QC

Call: 1993 Silk: 2013

James Strachan QC

James Strachan QC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2013

Justine Thornton QC

Justine Thornton QC

Call: 1994 Silk: 2016

John Pugh-Smith

John Pugh-Smith

Call: 1977

Christiaan Zwart

Christiaan Zwart

Call: 1997

Richard Wald

Richard Wald

Call: 1997

Colin Thomann

Colin Thomann

Call: 1999

James Burton

James Burton

Call: 2001

Victoria Hutton

Victoria Hutton

Call: 2011

Jonathan Darby

Jonathan Darby

Call: 2012

Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

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