"The best senior junior regulatory counsel around and a formidable opponent who is outstanding on all fronts."

― Legal 500 [2021] Tier 1
Christopher Badger
Call: 2002

Christopher Badger has an established practice in commercial regulatory investigations and prosecutions, specialising in environmental enforcement, acting for both corporate and individual defendants and on behalf of the Environment Agency.

High profile cases in which he has recently been instructed include allegations of the deliberate illegal disposal of hazardous waste, the export of waste abroad, end of waste and environmental issues relating to the Thames Tideway super-sewer project. He is often asked to provide early-stage advice into on-going investigations, both pre-interview and pre-charge.

Reported authorities include Environment Agency v Walker & Son (Hauliers) Ltd, the defining case on liability of landowners in environmental disputes,  R v Rogers, Beaman and Tapecrown Ltd, the leading authority on the use of fresh evidence in appeals against sentence to the Court of Appeal and Environment Agency v Tapecrown Ltd, a landmark authority concerning the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal in contempt of court appeals and the novel use of third parties to act as a means of enforcing Court ordered environmental remediation orders in criminal proceedings.

Recent written advice and lectures have included issues on water pollution, legal personality and “linked organisations”, the definition of causation, the meaning and treatment of hazardous waste, environmental liabilities for private investors and institutional and regulatory steps required to achieve ‘equivalence’ with current environmental standards in a post-Brexit environment.

He is responsible for editing ‘Environmental Law News’, currently subscribed to by over 500 solicitors, co-wrote the leading practitioner’s text ‘Environment Act 2021: Text, Guide and Analysis’, together with Richard Macrory Hon QC, and is a contributor to Garners’ Environmental Law Encyclopaedia.

He was appointed to the ‘A’ List of Specialist Regulatory Counsel in June 2012.

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Environmental law

Christopher Badger has an established practice in commercial regulatory investigations and prosecutions, specialising in environmental enforcement, acting for both corporate and individual defendants and on behalf of the Environment Agency.

High profile cases in which he has recently been instructed include allegations of the deliberate illegal disposal of hazardous waste, the export of waste abroad, end of waste and environmental issues relating to the Thames Tideway super-sewer project.

Reported authorities include Environment Agency v Walker & Son (Hauliers) Ltd, the defining case on liability of landowners in environmental disputes,  R v Rogers, Beaman and Tapecrown Ltd, the leading authority on the use of fresh evidence in appeals against sentence to the Court of Appeal and Environment Agency v Tapecrown Ltd, a landmark authority concerning the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal in contempt of court appeals and the novel use of third parties to act as a means of enforcing Court ordered environmental remediation orders in criminal proceedings.

He is often asked to provide early-stage advice into on-going investigations, both pre-interview and pre-charge, most recently for Clyde & Co., Kennedys, Eversheds, Kingsley Napley and Osborne Clarke as well as the Environment Agency. Recent written advice and lectures have included issues on water pollution, legal personality and “linked organisations”, the definition of causation, the meaning and treatment of hazardous waste, environmental liabilities for private investors and institutional and regulatory steps required to achieve ‘equivalence’ with current environmental standards in a post-Brexit environment.

Administrative & public

Christopher Badger has a highly established practice in public law, most notably acting on behalf of organisations seeking to challenge the decisions of public authorities, with particular emphasis on environmental regulation.

Recent instructions include disputing a decision of the Environment Agency to refuse consent for the export of waste abroad, challenging the view taken by the Regulator on end-of-waste status, contesting suspension notices issued by the Environment Agency of suspension notices curtailing the waste activities of a wastewater recycler and judicial review proceedings challenging the implementation of the EU ETS Scheme.

He is the co-author of ‘Environment Act: Text, Guide and Analysis’, the leading practitioner’s text on the Environment Act 2021, the most wide-reaching and significant new environmental Statute for many years, providing commentary and analysis on the operation, powers and responsibilities of the Office for Environmental Protection, the environmental duties imposed on the Government to achieve and the establishment of a new category of Environmental Review.

He has recently advised NGOs on the regulatory steps required to achieve ‘equivalence’ in a post-Brexit environment and the form and structure of the Office for Environmental Protection. He has an active role in UKELA, being a member of both the Governance and Devolution Group and a co-convenor of the ESG Working Party.

Regulatory

Christopher Badger has specialised in regulatory law for many years and was appointed to the ‘A’ list of Specialist Regulatory Counsel in June 2012.

He has a broad range of experience in criminal enforcement up to and including appellate level and has expertise in a wide variety of regulatory matters, including health and safety. He has been regularly instructed to appear on behalf of interested parties in inquests, particularly where there is a risk of ensuing criminal proceedings.

Recommendations

"He demonstrates razor-sharp attention to detail and precision in his analysis and delivery, and at the same time is commercially-minded, responsive, technically outstanding, down to earth and a real pleasure to work with."

― Chambers UK Bar Guide [2021] Star Individual

"The best senior junior regulatory counsel around and a formidable opponent who is outstanding on all fronts."

― Legal 500 [2021] Tier 1

"A leading junior in the field of environmental enforcement with an excellent grasp of the law." "Chris is absolutely superb. He has such a great commercial nous and solution finding is very easy with him"."

― Chambers UK Bar Guide [2020] - Star Individual

"Whether defending or prosecuting on behalf of the Environment Agency, Christopher Badger has a "simply faultless" style in court and is "justifiably" ranked as a Tier 1 Junior in the environmental regulatory field."

Winner - Real Estate, Environment and Planning Junior of the Year

― Legal 500 2018 UK Bar Awards

"Chris is a true environmental specialist. An extremely professional and committed lawyer, he provides the balanced and pragmatic advice of one who both prosecutes and defends these matters." "He is impeccable. He has extreme precision and thoughtful ideas."

― Chambers UK Bar Guide [2018]

"He is simply faultless."

― Legal 500 [2017] Tier 1

"Leading lawyer for the regulatory aspects of environmental law, he advises the Environment Agency as well as corporate and individual clients."

"Advocacy-wise he is excellent as he's very calm and thinks before he speaks." "He takes a logical approach to the issues and has a deep knowledge of the law."

― Chambers UK Bar Guide [2017] Band 1

"Excellent on environmental work, especially waste crime and water pollution matters."

― Legal 500 [2016] Tier 1
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Awards

  • Winner – Environment/Planning Junior of the Year
    Chambers UK Bar Awards 2019
  • Winner – Real Estate, Environment and Planning Junior of the Year
    Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2018

Notable Cases

  • Judicial review proceedings on behalf of a waste recycling company
    Counsel instructed on behalf of a waste recycling company wishing to export waste to Norway. Consent has been refused by the Environment Agency. Proceedings are ongoing.
  • Environment Agency v MH Ltd (Leeds Magistrates’ Court)
    Counsel instructed on behalf of a national housebuilder following the escape of silt into the local watercourse. Attempts at resolution by way of an Enforcement Undertaking failed due to the approach taken by the Environment Agency on culpability. In court, the Environment Agency conceded culpability and the fine imposed was made in the sum offered as part of the Enforcement Undertaking offer.
  • Yorkshire Water investigation into SS Ltd
    Counsel instructed on behalf of a major brewery in relation to an investigation into the environmental effects of disposing of waste beer into the sewerage system as a consequence of the pandemic.
  • Environment Agency v W Ltd
    Counsel instructed on behalf of a multi-national drinks company following the imposition of a penalty notice in connection with a Climate Change Agreement.
  • NRW v B Ltd
    Counsel instructed on behalf of a waste company charged in relation to dust from hazardous waste alleged to have escaped from the site where it was being unloaded. Representations were made that no breaches in fact took place and that, in any event, no environmental harm resulted. Proceedings were withdrawn.
  • Environment Agency v EMR Ltd & others
    Counsel instructed on behalf of a multi-billion turnover company accused of deliberately dumping wate and risking pollution of a nationally significant water supply. Potential remediation costs were estimated by the Environment Agency at £9 billion. Successfully demonstrated to the Court that culpability should be correctly considered as negligent, resulting in a hugely discounted financial penalty. Instructed by Eversheds Sutherland (add link).
  • Environment Agency v AG & others (Worcester Crown Court)
    Represented the Chairman of a high profile waste company that suffered repeated waste fires, alleged to have resulted from the manner in which waste was stored at the site. The critical issue was the extent to which senior officers within a company are able to delegate responsibility for environmental compliance in the context of strict liability regulatory obligations and overarching corporate responsibility.
  • Environment Agency v Tapecrown Ltd [2018] 5 WLUK 351; [2019] Env L.R. 3
    Landmark authority concerning the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal in contempt of court appeals and the novel use of Civil Procedure Rule 70.2A by the Court to appoint third parties to act as a means of enforcing Court ordered environmental remediation orders in criminal proceedings. Heard before LJ Treacy, Mr Justice Stuart-Smith and HHJ Munro QC. Instructed on behalf of the Environment Agency.
  • Environment Agency v FDL Ltd
    Instructed on behalf of the Defendant organisation in an environmental prosecution following the alleged escape of glucose from the premises of a food manufacturer. Extensive and complex expert evidence, turning on the extent to which other unrelated third parties were in fact responsible for any pollution caused. Ultimately resolved by way of an Enforcement Undertaking. Instructed by Dentons (add link).
  • Environment Agency v TC Ltd
    Landmark challenge to the law on causation in environmental cases. The case concerned allegations of pollution from a sweet factory and the prosecution of the company for a strict liability offence. Critically, as the cause of the pollution could be linked to pipework that was not under the control of the Defendant, it was successfully argued that at an application to dismiss that there was no evidence of causation, challenging settled law in Empress Cars that has been in place for the last 20 years. Instructed by Clyde & Co (add link).
  • Environment Agency v CRL & others
    Counsel on behalf of the defendant Company in a highly significant hazardous waste investigation by the Environment Agency. Successfully resisted representations made to look beyond the individual legal personality and means of the defendant company and consequently limited financial penalties to £22,450 with no costs order. Instructed by Osborne Clark LLP (insert link).
  • Environment Agency v A Commercial Joint Venture (Bolton Crown Court)
    Counsel on behalf of four multi-national organisations who formed a commercial joint venture to conduct construction and engineering works in conjunction with United Utilities Ltd. Criminal proceedings against all companies were pursued following a water pollution incident in the North West. The case has developed the concept of legal personality for an unincorporated joint venture. Instructed by Withers Worldwide LLP (insert link).
  • R v Rogers, Beaman and Tapecrown Limited (Court of Appeal) [2016] 2 Cr.App.R.(S.) 36; [2016] Crim LR 787
    Guideline authority on the use of fresh expert evidence in appeals against sentence to the Court of Appeal. The case followed the imposition of a Regulation 44 Remediation Order in the Crown Court following a successful prosecution for waste offences.
  • Judicial review proceedings challenging the implementation of the EU ETS scheme
    Currently instructed by two international corporates in a challenge to decisions by DECC under the regulations concerning the control of greenhouse gas emissions. Instructed by DLA Piper.
  • Environment Agency v UK Wood Recycling Limited (Middlesbrough Crown Court)
    Complex prosecution of a wood waste recycling company for storing wood waste in a manner likely to cause pollution to the environment or harm to human health. Highly contentious, due to the imposition of fire prevention guidance on a sector of industry highly dependent on maintaining large stocks of combustible waste.
  • Environment Agency v S C Chadwick & Sons Limited
    Counsel instructed in the first ever judicial review challenge to the service of a suspension notice by the Environment Agency under Regulation 37(3)(A) EPR 2010.
  • State of Guernsey v Secretary of State for the Environment and the Marine Management Organisation
    Counsel instructed to urgently respond in judicial review proceedings following the decision of the UK to revoke reciprocal fishing licences issued to Guernsey vessels after Guernsey refused to be bound by UK quotas in conjunction with the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy.
  • A wastewater recycling company v Environment Agency
    Judicial review proceedings, injunction proceedings and a planning inspectorate appeal against the imposition by the Environment Agency of both an enforcement notice and a suspension notice, effectively shutting down the business. Politically sensitive, due to numerous odour complaints and the involvement of MPs and DEFRA, legal action resulted in the staged continuation of the business. Instructed by Greenwoods (insert link).
  • Environment Agency v Walker & Son (Hauliers) Ltd (Court of Appeal) [2014] EWCA Crim 100
    Leading authority on the statutory construction of “knowingly permitting” within Regulation 38 of the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2007 and 2010. Led by Stephen Hockman QC.
  • Environment Agency v WB Ltd & Others (Central Criminal Court)
    Counsel instructed on behalf of two companies and their director who faced charges brought under the Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations 2007. The allegations concerned the illegal export of 89 shipping containers of waste to Brazil, which prompted a complaint from the Brazilian government and subsequent repatriation of the waste. It was the largest prosecution of its kind to date and attracted considerable national press interest. Instructed by Withers Worldwide LLP.
  • Environment Agency v Bloom (Plant) Ltd & Others (Nottingham Crown Court)
    Prosecution of several companies and individuals for numerous offences concerning multiple illegal waste sites across the Midlands region. The allegations included the mishandling and storage of asbestos waste generated from construction and demolition and repeated failures to follow HSE guidance and regulations.

Notable Advice

Advice on end of waste

Advising a multinational construction company on end of waste issues concerning the production of aggregate from mixed construction waste streams. A recent change in regulatory approach threatens the financial model of the national industry’s production of recycled aggregate. Issues include the legal definition of end of waste, the accurate interpretation of WRAP’s Quality Protocol for the production of recycled aggregate and the recycling and reuse of construction waste. Instructed by Ward Hadaway.

Advice on scrapping commercial shipping vessels

Advising two leading shipping companies on the lawfulness of scrapping commercial shipping vessels, in circumstances where the vessels are both commercially viable and engaged in commercial use. This is of legal significance due to the novel extension of the Waste Framework Directive to the shipping industry and the threat from the Netherlands of sentences of imprisonment for Directors that fail to properly adhere to European legislation. Instructed by Clyde & Co.

Also instructed by Thomas Cooper Law on the same topic.

Advice on single use plastic

Advising a US multinational company who specialise in the mass production of plastic takeaway boxes on the specific impact of the 2019 Single Use Plastic Directive on their business. Legally significant as to the extent of restrictions on European market access due to the evolution of the circular economy. Instructed by Edwin Coe.

Advice on the Office for Environmental Protection

Instructed, together with Stephen Hockman QC, to advise NGOs on the most effective way for the new environmental watchdog to be independent of Government, empowered so far as possible to replicate the functions of the European Commission and to endure and be robust. This advice followed previous advice on the consequences of Brexit for environmental law and the ‘compliance deficit’ resulting from the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As before, the content of the advice has been used to influence both discussions with Government and other interested parties and Government policy.

Advice on the consequences of Brexit for environmental law

Instructed to provide a comprehensive advice on the consequences of Brexit for environmental law, the ‘compliance deficit’ that will result from the UK’s withdrawal from the UK and the institutional and regulatory steps that should be taken in order to ensure ‘equivalence’. The content of the advice has been used to guide the approach taken by both the WWF and the RSPB in consultation with and discussions with the Government and other interested parties.

Other recent advice includes:

The definition of hazardous waste and the application of EU law to appropriate methods of analysis and disposal
The application of the EU-ETS scheme
The definition of waste
The unlawful imposition of charges for the disposal of household waste
The interpretation of environmental permit conditions
Part II Directed Surveillance under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
The Prosecutor’s discretion in pursuing confiscation proceedings

Publications

  • ‘Environment Act 2021: Text, Guide and Analysis’ (2022, Harts Publishing, co-written with Richard Macrory QC, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Law at University College London)
  • ‘A Practical Guide to Environmental Enforcement’ (2021, Law Brief Publishing, co-written with Stuart Jessop, Barrister at Six Pump Court)
  • Contributor to ‘Garner’s Environmental Law Encyclopaedia’ (Butterworths)
  • Contributor to ‘Burnett Hall on Environmental Law 2013’ (Sweet & Maxwell)

Memberships

  • United Kingdom Environmental Law Association
  • Health & Safety Lawyers Association
  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
  • South Eastern Circuit
  • Criminal Bar Association

Education

Lincoln College, University of Oxford

Latest news

13th July 2022

Environment Act 2021: Text, Guide and Analysis: new book published

Christopher Badger is the co-author of a new book on the new Environment Act.

26th June 2022

Environmental and Health & Safety Regulatory Issues in Arbitration Webinar

Six Pump Court Chambers will be hosting a webinar on international arbitration webinar next month.

11th May 2022

Six Pump Court barristers ranked in Who’s Who Legal UK Bar 2022

Members of Chambers have been recognised in the new 2022 edition of Who’s Who Legal (WWL) UK Bar rankings.

30th November 2021

Six Pump Court barristers listed in Who’s Who Legal UK Bar 2021

Stephen Hockman QC, David Hercock and Christopher Badger are been included in the WWL UK Bar 2021 list of leading barristers in Environmental Law.

26th November 2021

Discounts of 25% on books by Six Pump Court authors

Today (Friday), Law Brief will be running a Black Friday discount of 25% for all books available on their website.

8th October 2021

Six Pump Court Environmental Law Conference – 3rd December

Six Pump Court is pleased to announce our first full day Environmental Law Conference, bringing together specialist counsel with leading external speakers to cover a range of topical environmental issues.

18th June 2021

UKELA Conference 14 -18 June

On 14th -18th June the UKELA conference will take place and we are delighted to be one of the sponsors once again.

7th June 2021

Solar Salt Projects in Africa: environmental legal issues

In a paper for a recent webinar, Chris Badger discusses some of the environmental and legal issues that can arise in arbitration disputes, with specific reference to issues that can arise in developing markets.

18th May 2021

Solar Salt Projects in Africa – A discussion of the key environmental & legal issues

The next webinar in our international arbitration series will be held on Friday 28th May.

19th March 2021

A Practical Guide to Environmental Enforcement

Six Pump Court environmental law practitioners Christopher Badger and Stuart Jessop are the authors of a new practical guide to environmental enforcement.

9th February 2021

International arbitration and climate change webinar

In this masterclass webinar, specialists from Six Pump Court discussed the key trends and issues in climate change litigation and the likely impact of those developments on international arbitration.

4th November 2019

Christopher Badger wins Environment/Planning Junior of the Year at Chambers UK Bar Awards

Chambers congratulates Christopher Badger on winning Environment/Planning Junior of the Year at the 2019 Chambers UK Bar Awards.

20th September 2019

Six Pump Court shortlisted for four awards in the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2019

The four nominations are - Crime Silk of the Year: Oliver Saxby QC; Health & Safety Silk of the Year: Stephen Hockman QC; Environment/Planning Set of the Year and Environment/Planning Junior of the Year: Christopher Badger

10th September 2019

Deadline approaches for pension schemes

Christopher Badger and Mark Davies have written an article on the implications of amendments to the Occupational Pension Schemes (Investment) Regulations 2005 which require trustees to update their ‘Statement of Investment Principles’ (“SIP”).

4th June 2019

Environmental Audit Committee raises concerns over draft Environment (Governance and Principles) Bill

In an article for Lexis PSL, Christopher Badger discusses the Environmental Audit Committee’s report following its pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Environment (Governance and Principles) Bill.

17th September 2018

The Brexit White Paper and environmental considerations

In this article for LexisPSL Public Law, Christopher Badger examines the UK’s Brexit White Paper and asks whether some of the key environmental provisions and considerations go far enough.

29th June 2018

New monthly audio environmental law news podcast

The latest update in our series of monthly environmental law updates (in association with LexisPSL) now comes as a free audio podcast.

13th April 2018

Spring Statement 2018 – tackling the plastic problem

In a recent interview with Lexis PSL, Christopher Badger considers the government’s recent call for evidence on using the tax system or charges to tackle single-use plastic waste.

23rd March 2018

Water quality under pressure

In an article for LexisPSL, Christopher Badger assesses the recent report published by the Environment Agency into the quality of the water supply in England.

16th March 2018

Chambers UK Guide to Environmental Law 2018

The Chambers UK Guide to Environmental Law 2018 was published this week. The Guide has been written by members of the Six Pump Court Environmental Law Team.

28th February 2018

Latest environmental law video newscast

The latest monthly video environmental law newscast presented by Christopher Badger, in association with LexisPSL , is now available.

31st January 2018

New environmental law video newscast

From January 2018, a monthly video environmental law newscast presented by Christopher Badger, in association with LexisPSL ,will be available on our website.

22nd December 2017

Measuring progress in the UK towards achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals

In an interview with Lexis PSL, Christopher Badger comments on a recent Office for National Statistics report on the progress being made towards measuring the global Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators in the UK and what other developments we can expect next.

4th December 2017

Christopher Badger wins Real Estate, Environment and Planning Junior of the Year at Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2018

Chambers congratulates Christopher Badger on winning real Estate, Environment and Planning Junior of the Year at the 2018 Legal 500 Bar Awards.

24th November 2017

Six Pump Court receives four nominations in Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2018

Six Pump Court Chambers has received four nominations in the Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2018 shortlist.

17th November 2017

Environmental Law Practice Guide 2018: UK Chapter written by Six Pump Court

The Chambers & Partners Environmental Law Global Practice Guide 2018 is now available online. The UK chapter has been written by Six Pump Court barristers

9th October 2017

Regulatory and Planning Law Conference 2017 (Leeds)

Six Pump Court presents a Regulatory and Planning Law Conference to be held on 20th November in Leeds.

1st September 2017

Christopher Badger shortlisted in the 2017 Chambers UK Bar Awards for Environmental Junior of the Year

Christopher Badger has been shortlisted in the ‘Environment/Planning: Junior of the Year’ category of the 2017 Chambers UK Bar Awards.

12th June 2017

‘Piercing the Veil’ – Incorporation and Liability for Environmental Damage: Widening the Net

Six Pump Court presents the third in our series of Environmental and Public Law Seminars to be held this year on Wednesday 12th July.

5th April 2017

Acquittal in death by dangerous driving case

Thomas Stern has secured an acquittal for a Czech lorry driver, Jaroslav Horvath, who was tried for causing death by dangerous driving. The incident...

17th March 2017

Environmental charities benefit from regulatory action

In an interview with LexisPSL, Christopher Badger comments on the recent coverage of the impact of the Environment Agency’s enforcement action on charities, who...

14th September 2016

Six Pump Court ranked Tier 1 in Environmental Law in Legal 500 (2016)

Six Pump Court is pleased to be ranked a Tier 1 set in Environmental Law and to be ranked as a set in five...

18th July 2016

Enforcement of Environmental Law – Conference for Solicitors

On Monday 18th July 2016, Stephen Hockman QC, Gordon Wignall and Christopher Badger will be among the speakers at a conference on the enforcement...

22nd June 2016

Environmental Law Masterclass Seminars

Six Pump Court continues our series of environmental law seminars with two  ‘Masterclass’ Environmental Law Seminars to be held this summer: Wednesday 29th June...

17th June 2016

UKELA Annual Conference 2016

The UKELA Annual Conference is taking place in Brighton between Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd July 2016. The theme is  'From Global to Local'...

7th June 2016

Environmental Permitting Masterclass – Seminar

Six Pump Court presents the first in our short series of ‘Masterclass’ Environmental Law Seminars to be held this summer: Environmental Permitting Masterclass: ‘Hot’...

24th May 2016

Christopher Badger to speak at the Environmental Law Conference 2016

At the Environmental Law Conference 2016 organised by MBL Seminars, Christopher Badger will be amongst the speakers discussing the current environmental law issues. This...

18th April 2016

Cruise ship emissions debate sets sail for High Court

In an interview for Lexis PSL, Christopher Badger considers a High Court challenge to plans for a wharf in the Thames that will be...

16th February 2016

Christopher Badger reviews the European Commission’s new legislative proposals on waste

Following changes made to the Circular Economy Package by the European Commission, including revised legislative proposals on waste, Christopher Badger, provides insight into the proposals...

8th January 2016

Environmental Enforcement – looking ahead to 2016

In a further interview for LexisPSL, Christopher Badger  looks ahead to the likely developments in 2016 in the area of environmental enforcement. Christopher comments...

6th January 2016

Environmental Enforcement – 2015 in review

In an interview for LexisPSL, Christopher Badger looks at the most significant developments that have affected the area of environmental enforcement. Christopher comments on...

27th November 2015

The Autumn Statement for environment and energy lawyers

Richard Banwell and Christopher Badger contribute to an analysis of the most important features of the Autumn Statement 2015 for energy and environment lawyers...

18th September 2015

Six Pump Court barristers shortlisted for awards in Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015

Six Pump Court Chambers barristers, Eleanor Laws QC, Mark Watson and Christopher Badger have been shortlisted for awards in Chambers UK Bar Awards. The...

17th September 2015

Six Pump Court barristers recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 (2015)

Six Pump Court is recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 (2015) with 50 individual recommendations. This year there were twelve...

10th September 2015

Six Pump Court and UKELA present a seminar on Criminal Enforcement by Regulators

Six Pump Court presents the second in our series of environmental law seminars to be held this year. This forthcoming seminar is being held...

11th July 2014

Christopher Badger joins Six Pump Court Chambers

Chambers is pleased to announce that specialist regulatory barrister, Chris Badger has joined Six Pump Court. Chris has an established practice in commercial regulatory...

19th June 2014

Oliver Saxby QC and Chris Badger speak at The Emirates

Oliver Saxby QC and Chris Badger are speaking today at the SJ Live Conference at The Emirates Stadium, Arsenal on Corporate and Regulatory offending. Contact 6 Pump...

Events

13th July 2022

Environmental and Health & Safety Regulatory Issues in Arbitration Webinar

The webinar - entitled - Environmental and Health & Safety Regulatory Issues in Arbitration Webinar will take place on Wednesday 13th July 4-6pm

14th June 2021

UKELA Conference 14 -18 June

We are delighted to be one of the sponsors once again at this year's event. Members of Six Pump Court will be taking part and presenting some of the sessions.

28th May 2021

Solar Salt Projects in Africa – A discussion of the key environmental & legal issues

The next webinar in our international arbitration series will be held on Friday 28th May.

17th June 2020

Webinar: Piercing the Corporate Veil: the Principle of ‘Separate Legal Personality’

Six Pump Court Chambers is delighted to be able to host a re-run of our very popular ‘Piercing the Corporate Veil’ seminar as part of our series of 2020 webinars.

20th March 2019

Piercing the Corporate Veil: The Principle of ‘Separate Legal Personality’

Six Pump Court presents the third in our series of Environmental Law Seminars to be held this year.

28th February 2019

Company Directors and Environmental Responsibilities

Six Pump Court presents the second in our series of Environmental Law Seminars to be held this year.

Blog

16th February 2022

Environmental Law News Update: Feb 16, 2022

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton QC, Charles Morgan and Christopher Badger consider the UK's national reporting requirements for disclosure of climate change risks, a European study of the impact of Brexit on fisheries and aquaculture and an interesting decision on water rights in Mauritius.

7th February 2022

Environmental Law News Update: Feb 07, 2022

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger, Natasha Hausdorff and William McBarnet consider the dangers of overstating environmental virtues in advertising, more on the OEP’s strategy and enforcement policy and Environment Agency changes to attendance requirements for technically competent managers.

26th January 2022

Environmental Law News Update: Jan 26, 2022

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Gordon Wignall, Brendon Moorhouse, Christopher Badger and James Harrison consider a successful appeal by the Environment Agency in the Walleys Quarry litigation, draft documents issued by the new Office of Environmental Protection and the launch of a new consultation into the implementation of the biodiversity net gain (BNG) provisions for planning purposes.

19th January 2022

Environmental Law News Update: Jan 19, 2022

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton QC, Christopher Badger and Natasha Hausdorff consider a new government report on the climate risks facing the UK, the state of England's rivers and the extension of climate-related disclosure requirements by the FCA.

10th January 2022

Environmental Law News Update: Jan 10, 2022

In our first Environmental Law News Update of 2022, Christopher Badger, Mark Davies and James Harrison consider some environmental law predictions for the year ahead, climate compatibility checkpoint tests for oil and gas, and an agreement between the UK and Norway on fishing access and quotas.

23rd December 2021

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the post-Trump US environmental agenda, how we did with our predictions for 2021 and some festive musical musings on waste.

24th November 2021

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger, Nicholas Ostrowski and James Harrison consider progress made at COP26, a major investigation into sewage treatment works by Ofwat and the EA, and provide a short summary of the new Environment Act.

5th November 2021

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger and Nicholas Ostrowski consider economic incentives for water companies to improve environmental performance, a short guide to COP26 and Six Pump Court's inaugural Environmental Law Conference to be held next month.

15th September 2021

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Gordon Wignall, Christopher Badger and Natasha Hausdorff consider sentencing remarks in Environment Agency v Southern Water, the removal of climate commitments from the Australia trade deal and House of Lords amendments to the Environment Bill.

4th August 2021

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger,Charles Morgan and James Harrison consider problems with the disposal of sewage sludge, a new UK Innovation Strategy from the BEIS and a DEFRA Consultation on Environmental Review.

9th June 2021

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, William Upton QC and James Harrison consider the precautionary principle, the new Dutch case about Shell’s climate change obligations, the latest list of Enforcement Undertakings, and look forward to the UKELA conference.

30th April 2021

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update,  Christopher Badger, Nicholas Ostrowski and James Harrison consider the Government's commitment to a 78% reduction in emissions by 2035, the publication of a climate change strategy by the Pensions Regulator and a case which rules that fluff is subject to landfill tax.

12th March 2021

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan and Christopher Badger consider the Supreme Court decision on parent company liability in Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell plc, another case concerning the scope of the Environment Agency’s liabilities in common law negligence and environmental announcements in the 2021 Budget.

5th March 2021

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider water pollution fines for Thames Water and fines in the US for a UK company found to be in breach of air pollution limits.

25th January 2021

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Nicholas Ostrowski and Mark Davies consider disputes over riparian rights and related land drainage issues, more public interest litigation from environmental groups and charities and the news that the US will re-join the Paris Agreement.

11th January 2021

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger and Nicholas Ostrowski consider some environmental predictions for 2021, whether an Environmental Impact Assessment should consider ‘indirect’ emissions and a further case dealing with the complexities of assessing bathing water quality.

18th December 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the Supreme Court decision on the third runway at Heathrow, the outcome of our 2020 predictions and some pertinent musical suggestions for an environmental sing-a-long this festive season.

11th December 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the fatal accident at Avonmouth, publication of the UK’s Sixth Carbon Budget and consultation on the Environment Agency's charges for a UK Emissions Trading Scheme.

2nd December 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Gordon Wignall, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider the fast-tracking of a climate case by the EctHR, challenges to Environment Agency decisions post-2020 and an update on the Friends of the Earth and Shell litigation.

20th November 2020

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Gordon Wignall, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies consider clarification on the sentencing guidelines from the Court of Appeal, measures to tackle misleading environmental claims and the announcement of the Government's Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.

Podcasts

13th July 2022

Environmental Law News Podcast

In this podcast produced by Lexis PSL, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies look at recent planning decisions concerning exploratory digging for fracking; the Office for Environmental Protection’s (OEP) strategy and enforcement policy; and the Environment Agency’s (EA) Regulatory Statement.

19th April 2022

Environmental Law News Podcast

In this podcast produced by Lexis PSL, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies discuss recent developments including the Office for Environmental Protection's (OEP) consultation on strategy and enforcement policy, the Spring Statement and green claims in advertising.

12th November 2021

Environmental Law News Podcast

In this podcast produced by Lexis PSL, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies discuss some of the key developments over the previous month including COP26, the Silverdale Quarry case and climate issues for local councils.

13th August 2021

Environmental Law Podcast – August 2021

In this latest monthly environmental law news podcast produced by Lexis PSL, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies discuss Southern Water’s record £90 million fine, the judgment in Valero Logistics UK Ltd v Plymouth City Council, and the UK Innovation Strategy and the potential for the precautionary principle to be revisited.

5th July 2021

Environmental Law Podcast – July 2021

Following the pandemic induced hiatus to the podcast series, we are delighted to bring you a new edition of this podcast presented by Christopher Badger and Mark Davies in association with LexisPSL.

12th February 2020

Environmental Law Podcast – February 2020

In this latest monthly environmental law news podcast in association with LexisPSL, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies discuss in some depth certain key aspects of the Environment Bill, which was reintroduced to parliament on 30 January 2020.

28th January 2020

Environmental Law Podcast – January 2020

The first environmental law news podcast of 2020 presented by Christopher Badger and Mark Davies in association with LexisPSL covers predictions for hot topics in environmental law in 2020, Urgenda’s success in the Dutch Supreme Court, and the Upper Tribunal’s decision in the ongoing ‘fluff’ litigation.

11th December 2019

Environmental Law Podcast – December 2019

In our final environmental law news podcast of 2019 presented by Christopher Badger and Mark Davies discuss the relationship between requests for disclosure under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and legal professional privilege, the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) most recent call for evidence, and the latest EU developments on green finance.

22nd November 2019

Environmental Law Podcast – November 2019

n our latest monthly environmental law news podcast Christopher Badger and Mark Davies discuss the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) feedback statement, following discussion paper on ‘Climate Change and Green Finance’, the Environment Agency’s pollution statistics for 2018, and whether nuisance might play a role in contemporary environmental concerns.

4th October 2019

Environmental Law Podcast – September 2019

The latest monthly environmental law news podcast presented by Christopher Badger in association with LexisPSL, is now available.

30th August 2019

Environmental Law Podcast – August 2019

The latest monthly environmental law news podcast presented by Christopher Badger and Mark Davies in association with LexisPSL, is now available.

19th July 2019

Environmental Law Podcast – June 2019

The latest monthly environmental law news podcast presented by Christopher Badger and Mark Davies in association with LexisPSL, is now available.

7th June 2019

Environmental Law Podcast – May 2019

The latest monthly environmental law news podcast presented by Charles Morgan and Christopher Badger in association with LexisPSL, is now available.

17th April 2019

Environmental Law Podcast – April 2019

The latest monthly environmental law news podcast presented by Christopher Badger and Mark Davies in association with LexisPSL, is now available.

15th March 2019

Environmental Law Podcast – March 2019

The latest monthly environmental law news podcast presented by Christopher Badger and Mark Davies in association with LexisPSL, is now available.

19th February 2019

Environmental Law Podcast – February 2019

The latest monthly environmental law news podcast presented by Christopher Badger and Mark Davies in association with LexisPSL, is now available.

5th December 2018

Environmental Law Podcast – November 2018

The latest monthly environmental law news podcast presented by Christopher Badger and Mark Davies in association with LexisPSL, is now available.

26th October 2018

Environmental Law Podcast – October 2018

The latest monthly environmental law news podcast presented by Christopher Badger and Mark Davies, in association with LexisPSL, is now available.

28th September 2018

Environmental Law Podcast – September 2018

The latest monthly environmental law podcast presented by Christopher Badger, in association with LexisPSL, is now available.

22nd August 2018

Environmental Law Podcast – August 2018

The latest monthly environmental law podcast presented by Christopher Badger and Mark Davies, in association with LexisPSL, is now available.

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Ryan Barrow

Ryan Barrow

First Junior Clerk