Despite increased public awareness about appropriate recycling and waste management, waste enforcement is still a significant issue. The introduction of waste collection charges and the reduction in number of open municipal waste landfills has contributed to some of the classic waste enforcement issues, like illegal dumping and burning waste. This continues to be of considerable concern to Local Authorities due to the huge environmental harm and clean- up costs. Local authorities are responsible for investigating these waste crimes and for taking appropriate enforcement action.
This 2-day legal training course is designed to provide Waste Enforcement professionals with a clear insight into the legal framework in which they work. Attendees will learn from qualified lawyers about their powers, the court system and the prosecution process. They will gain an understanding of governing legislation, how to collect evidence, prepare a file for the prosecution and how to present confident credible/reliable evidence in court. Attendees will also learn investigative interview techniques and experience a realistic investigative interview role play.
This course provides waste enforcement staff with the knowledge, skills and expertise to carry out waste enforcement investigations including the following:
How to set up and run an investigation from start to finish.
Powers in accordance with the governing legislation.
Collecting evidence, documenting findings and presenting evidence in court.
Janet grew up in Belfast and won a scholarship to Cambridge where she graduated in 1986 with a degree in Philosophy. She went on to convert to Law and practiced as a criminal Solicitor in London for...Read Bio