Environmental Law

It is now a well-established yet still-ongoing trend that issues of environmental responsibility are climbing higher and higher on both the public and government agendas.

Enforcement has been given a higher-priority and prosecution of offenders is becoming more frequent. Recently, the guideline sentences for Environmental offences were increased and such breaches can attract substantial financial penalties.

As an experienced environmental law barrister, I can provide the same kind of expert assistance and advice with all areas of environmental law (such as waste and water pollution) like most conventional environmental solicitors. As an experienced barrister, however, I am able to support an individual or organisation without the additional need for a solicitor.

Nuisance is another area of concern to many. I specialise in representing companies who have been served with abatement notices by local authorities who wish to appeal against criminal proceedings against alledged breeches of such notices.

If you require advice from environmental lawyers or you wish to instruct me as your environmental barrister, please contact my clerk and ask for Stuart Jessop on 0207 797 8408 or info@stuartjessopbarrister.co.uk.

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Low Fine for Breach of Planning Enforcement

On 10th February 2017 Stuart Jessop represented a landlord who faced a Local Authority prosecution for a breach of a planning enforcement notice under section 179 Town and Country Planning Act 1990. The breach occurred over a four year period and rent had been...

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I met Stuart when I was on the opposing side in a recent licensing appeal. Since that time Woods Whur have instructed him in matters, in the most recent of which he won and had costs awarded in our client's favour. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Mr. P Whur, London

Mr Jessop is excellent at identifying the issue, asking relevant questions and setting out the way forward. He is friendly & approachable at all times and puts clients at ease. He elicits and analyses the evidence and advises clients clearly on the prospects of success. We recommend Mr Jessop to clients without hesitation.

Mr. G Hopkins, London

It’s not often you meet someone as tenacious as Mr Jessop. He is committed, efficient and persuasive and possess all of the qualities you could wish for from your lawyer. He is positive where others are negative, he shows dogged determination to deliver the right result for his client. I have no hesitation in recommending him - top class.

Mr. D Rogers, London

Stuart Jessop, counsel, has covered a number of difficult Licensing applications through Sanders Solicitors, including Hearings before Licensing Committees and Appeal Hearings in the Magistrates' Court. Clients have always been complementary of Mr. Jessop's advocacy and advice. He easily grasps the issues at hand and is readily forthcoming with advice on LW, Practice and Procedure.

Mr. C Turner, London

Stuart Jessop is a member of the Institute of Licensing and holds the Professional Licensing Practitioner’s Qualification (PLPQ) and has been ranked as a leading barrister (Band 3) for licensing in the independent publication The Legal 500 for 2015.

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