Regulatory and Planning Law Conference 2017 (Leeds)

20th November 2017

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

The event will cover a variety of topics providing essential updates on specialist areas, informative discussion on topical issues and practical tips for regulators and for those who represent the regulated.


9:30    Registration and Welcome

9:50    Introduction from the ChairStephen Hockman QC

10:00  Environmental law updateCharles Morgan and David Hercock
– Environmental case law update
– Waste and permitting
– Nuisance
– Aarhus Convention claims and costs

10:45   Planning law updateGordon Wignall and Giles Atkinson
– Planning case law update
– EIA update

11.15 Tea/Coffee

11:30 Safety Regulation of Hazardous facilitiesStephen Hockman QC and David Hercock
– Public Participation in the control of major accident hazards
– Sentencing in cases involving major hazardous facilities

12.00   Licensing law updateStuart Jessop
– Case law update for local authority licensing
– House of Lords Select Committee
– Section 182 update
– Taxi licensing update

12:30   Planning enforcement – sentencing and POCAGordon Menzies and Stuart Jessop
– Recent examples of sentencing levels and the factors involved
– Interaction of fines for sentencing and POCA
– Recent examples of confiscation orders obtained by local authorities for planning enforcement breaches
– Effects of POCA on the enforcement regime

13:15 Lunch

14:00  Food law updateDavid Hercock and Laura Phillips
– Case law update
– The Hygiene Package
– The Enforcement Toolkit
– Implications of Brexit

14:45   Due diligence revisitedNicholas Ostrowski
– Due diligence defence and case law review
– Systems/procedures and the effect on sentencing
– Implications for regulators/regulated entities

15:20  Tea/Coffee

15:30  Sentencing in regulatory prosecutionsLaura Phillips and Gordon Menzies
– How to prepare for a sentencing hearing
– Sentencing guidelines for health and safety, food and environmental offences (to include case law update)
– Prosecution costs

16:15   Questions and Close

16:30   Drinks