Semple Fraser celebrates victory with its clients OSS Group as, together, they win a landmark case in the Court of Appeal on the legal definition of waste.
Semple Fraser acted for OSS Group, the UK’s leading collector and recycler of waste oils, in its battle through the High Court and the Court of Appeal in London,
on a case lasting 18 months which is of fundamental importance to numerous sectors of UK industry, and the waste production and management industries in particular.
The ruling is of European significance. It deals with the critical issue of the interpretation (by the UK Government and its regulatory agencies) of one of
the most complex and difficult areas of EU industrial law. At the same time, the legal principles at stake in the case affect business operating across the 27
member states of the EU.
Leave to appeal to the House of Lords was NOT sought by either the Government or the Environment Agency.
This ruling has significance for waste to resource decsions in many sctors, including for example soil treatment
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