Exchange Chambers barristers act in high profile environmental case

March 16, 2015

Barristers from Exchange Chambers have prosecuted and defended in a high profile environmental case.

Businessman John Albert Gizzi was ordered to pay more than £100,000 at court and given a 15 month suspended jail sentence for illegally dumping 1,000 tonnes of rubbish.

Gizzi, described in Mold Crown Court as being in very poor heath, will also have to wear an electronic tag and observe a five month home curfew between the hours of 6.30pm and 5.30am.  The court took £60,000 from him under the proceeds of crime and made him pay £47,000 in costs.  The 67-year-old from Abergele, was convicted of illegal dumping at Mold Crown Court last year.

Christopher Stables from Exchange Chambers prosecuted the case on behalf of Natural Resources Wales while Mr Gizzi was defended by John Wyn Williams from Exchange Chambers.

Exchange Chambers has a dedicated team of Environmental Regulation specialists.  Many of the team are specialists chosen by the Government to prosecute on behalf of the Environment Agency.  In addition to those who prosecute, the team has real expertise in defending cases brought by the Agency and other Government Bodies.