Specialising in commercial environment law, Stuart Jessop can advise and support businesses on environment law issues ranging from waste and water pollution to environmental protection and regulation.
As an experienced London-based environmental law barrister, Stuart can provide the same kind of expert assistance and advice on all areas of environmental law as most conventional environmental solicitors.
As an experienced barrister, however, Stuart supports clients without the additional need for a solicitor (in appropriate cases).
Recent cases include the following:
- Represented a waste company in sentencing proceedings for operating a waste site without a permit. He was able to reduce the subsequent order under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 by several hundred thousand pounds.
- Representing a local authority in an appeal against the service of an abatement notice issued under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 on a large milk producer.
- Represented a cocktail bar and restaurant in an appeal against the service of an abatement notice for noise nuisance. Stuart successfully negotiated the withdrawal of the notice.
- Representing a waste company in proceedings under the Environmental protection Act.
Stuart Jessop – Experienced Environmental Law Barrister
Stuart can represent organisations who face action by the Environment Agency and other government bodies, as well as provide advice to organisations in relation to:
- Air, waste and water pollution
- Waste management
- Renewable energy
- Environmental crime
- Many other environmental law matters
Stuart’s expertise also covers many areas of planning and regulatory law including but not limited to health and safety, consumer law and food law.
Stuart Jessop has successfully represented Stadium Centre Management Ltd (SCM Ltd) in its appeal under section 174 Town and Country Planning Act 1990 against two enforcement notices served in respect of the Stadium Business centre (SBC). SBC is a commercial estate...read more
Stuart Jessop has successfully represented a landlord in a prosecution by the London Borough of Camden under section 72 of the Housing Act 2004, alleging that the property was a house in multiple occupation, requiring to be licensed under part 2 of the Act but which...read more
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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.