Ian Whitehurst

Call 1994


"He thinks outside the box, is tenacious in court, very experienced and has a good breadth of knowledge of serious white-collar crime."

Chambers and Partners 2019
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Environmental Regulation

Ian is experienced in defending a wide range of cases prosecuted by the Environmental Agency, particularly the owners of waste management companies and farms. He particularly specialises in cases involving waste disposal and waste management license regulations.

Ian’s strong criminal law background means that he is well placed to deal with large POCA cases which invariably follow in these types of cases.

He has also lectured to planning enforcement officers in relation to confiscation and the financial aspects of their investigation.

Environmental Regulation Cases

Illustrative cases include:

  • Successfully represented a waste management company in their appeal against a sentence (fines and costs) in a prosecution brought by the Environmental Agency concerning the failure to remove construction waste from a green belt area.
  • Instructed to represent company in ongoing confiscation proceedings arising from an environmental waste prosecution. Brought in specifically to represent in the POCA proceedings.