David Travers QC and Richard Banwell represent Biffa Waste Services Limited in transfrontier shipment case

July 11, 2019

David Travers QC led Richard Banwell in the defence of Biffa Waste Services Limited in the Crown Court at Wood Green. The case involved an allegation of export of waste to China, a non-OECD country, contrary to Article 36 of the Waste Shipment Regulation [Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006] and raised interesting questions about how such cases should be approached. With the conviction of the defendant reporting restrictions on the decision of the Court of Appeal earlier this year in an appeal from a Preparatory Hearing have been lifted. The Court of Appeal judgment which considers the true meaning and effect of Article 36(1) is reported at [2019] EWCA Crim 20. The defendant will be sentenced later in the year.

The BBC report on the case can be found here and the Times report found here

The judgment in the Court of Appeal can be found on BAILII here