Christopher Badger, Barrister, 6 Pump Court
Chris 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 Environment Agency v CRL, the Environment Agency’s largest ever hazardous waste investigation, 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 WB Ltd, the most significant environmental prosecution of its kind for the illegal export of waste abroad.
He is often asked to provide early stage advice into on-going investigations, both pre-interview and pre-charge. 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, is a contributor to the Garners’ Environmental Law update and to Burnett Hall on Environmental Law.
Kevin Elliott, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
Kevin is a partner in Eversheds Sutherland’s Environment, Health and Safety team. His practice primarily focuses on acting for organisations following environmental or health and safety incidents. In the environmental field his work has covered issues relating to chemical spills, gas emissions, contamination of water courses and issues relating to waste.
Kevin is retained by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to prosecute all pollution incidents in UK territorial waters and sits as a member of the North Sea Network of investigators and prosecutors, a group which overseas international co-operation for pollution incidents at sea.
Kevin is a regular author, lecturer and broadcaster on EHS matters.