Teresa Hitchcock

Teresa Hitchcock

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Notification of SVHCs in Finished Products

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recently handed down a landmark judgment which clarifies when the notification obligations under REACH relating to substances of very high concern (SVHCs) apply. REACH requires...more

9/25/2015 - Chemicals EU European Court of Justice (ECJ) Manufacturers Member State Notification Requirements REACH SVHCs

Corporate Manslaughter Charge Following Death of Apprentice

On 14 July 2015 Huntley Mount Engineering ("the Company") was fined £150,000 after pleading guilty to corporate manslaughter following the death of a 16 year old, Cameron Minshull. He was employed as an apprentice, through a...more

8/28/2015 - Corporate Management Criminal Prosecution Directors Health and Safety Manslaughter UK Workplace Injury Wrongful Death

SHE Matters - Summer 2015

In This Issue: - Changes to Comah Regulations - Make Sure You Are Prepared - Strengthening of Enforcement Powers Under the Environmental Permitting Regine and Tackling Waste Crime - Will You Be Affected? - The...more

7/3/2015 - Air Quality Standards Construction Industry Electricity Electronics Energy Sector Enforcement Actions Environmental Policies Environmental Protection Authority Environmental Violations EU European Court of Justice (ECJ) Fireworks Health & Safety Standard India Manufacturers Natural Gas NGOs Oil & Gas Permits Spain UK Waste Waste Management Workplace Safety

Carbon Matters - Summer 2015

In This Issue: - The EU ETS and the Market Stability Reserve - Deadline Approaching for the Completion of ESOS Assessments - The EU Commission Proposals for the Roadmap to the Paris COPMOP - Fracking...more

7/3/2015 - Carbon Emissions Clean Energy Climate Change Energy Efficiency Energy Sector EU EU ETS European Commission Fracking Oil & Gas Regulatory Agenda Regulatory Standards UK UNFCCC

The regulation of fracking in England: Environmental implications for the 'Northern Powerhouse'

It has for some time been the policy of the United Kingdom Government to facilitate operations to explore for and exploit shale gas by means of hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking'. Just before the recent General Election,...more

6/24/2015 - Climate Change Energy Sector Fracking Infrastructure New Legislation Northern Powerhouse Oil & Gas Shale Gas UK

Strengthening of enforcement powers under the environmental permitting regime and tackling waste crime - what changes are...

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs ("Defra") and the Welsh Government are currently consulting on strengthening the powers of the regulators in respect of those facilities which operate under environmental...more

4/9/2015 - Enforcement Actions Environmental Crimes Environmental Policies EU Permits Waste Waste Management

Enforcement undertakings may be available for environmental permitting offences as early as 6 April 2015

On 15 December 2014, the Government laid draft Regulations before Parliament which introduce enforcement undertakings in respect of environmental permitting offences. Subject to Parliamentary approval, the draft Environmental...more


SHE Matters - Winter 2014/2015

In This Issue: - Fee For Intervention – Is It Set To Stay? - How To Protect Brand Reputation And Sales From The Risks Associated With A Product Recall - Review Of The Proposed Changes In The Sentencing Of Health...more

1/23/2015 - Air Quality Standards Environmental Policies Health & Safety Standard Healthcare Product Recalls UK

Carbon Matters - Winter 2014/2015 (Global)

In This Issue: - EU Emissions Trading System - Surprise Agreement On The Road To Paris - Changes to climate change agreements on the horizon - Fracking – The Saga Goes On - In Brief - Excerpt from...more

1/21/2015 - Climate Change Emissions Trading System Energy Policy Fracking Oil & Gas UK

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence (Global) - December 2014

BRAND REPUTATION - Global: How to protect brand reputation and sales from the risks associated with a product recall - The power of regulatory authorities to order product recalls is growing, meaning that it is more...more

12/9/2014 - Automotive Industry Brand Broadcasting Copyright Data Protection EU Data Protection Laws Gambling Music Music Industry Product Recalls Reputation Management Right to Be Forgotten Spectator Sports UK V2V

GLOBAL: How to protect brand reputation and sales from the risks associated with a product recall

In the past decade or so, manufacturers in the developed world that would previously have created their entire product in their own country now outsource manufacture to other parts of the world. This has had significant...more

11/18/2014 - Brand EU Manufacturers Product Recalls

Food and Hospitality Bites - Autumn 2014

IN THIS ISSUE: - Allergen labelling – the new requirements - Licensing and deregulation - Late Night Levy – Update - The new Tobacco Products Directive - The Horsemeat Scandal - The Alcohol Misuse Manifesto...more

11/9/2014 - Criminal Prosecution Deregulation E-Cigarettes EU Food Allergies Food Contamination Food Labeling Food Safety Fraud Horse Meat Levy Licensing Rules Proposed Legislation Tobacco Regulations Wine & Alcohol

Minerals Matter - Autumn 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of Minerals Matters. Whilst the economic picture has certainly improved over the last six months, there have been a number of stops and starts along the way. Data suggests further...more

11/9/2014 - Anti-Dumping Duty Damages DECC Environmental Litigation EU Fracking Imports International Tax Issues Mineral Extraction Mineral Leases Mineral Rights Minerals Mining Contracts Nuisance Scotland Shale Gas Stamp Duty Land Tax Tariffs Transfer Taxes UK VAT Workplace Safety

How to protect brand reputation and sales from the risks associated with a product recall

Q: I am in charge of risk management for a global organisation and have been asked to investigate product risk. What suggestions can you offer on managing global supply and distribution? A: in the past decade or so,...more

10/24/2014 - Brand Manufacturers Product Recalls Retailers

Carbon Matters - Autumn 2014 (Global)

IN THIS ISSUE: - EU Emissions Trading System Update - New Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme. Do You Need To Comply? - EU Bio Fuels Agreement Reached - Underground Drilling Access: Consultation And Fracking...more

10/1/2014 - Biofuel Carbon Auctions Energy Policy EU Fracking Underground Injection Wells Well Drilling

Food and Hospitality Bites



She Matters - Winter 2014

In This Issue: - The Aggregates Levy: Exemptions On Rocky Ground - Strict Liability, Or Not? - Conflict Minerals – European Developments - European Union Signs Minamata Convention On Mercury - Wildlife Law...more

3/14/2014 - Conflict Mineral Rules EU Strict Liability Training UK

The EU looks at fracking: regulations taking shape

Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," to extract shale gas from deep rock formations, has recently been much in the news in Europe. In October, the European Parliament, which was considering proposals for a revision of...more

11/25/2013 - Environmental Impact Report Environmental Policies EU Fracking

Manufacturing Matters - Autumn 2013

In the CBI’s recent report on ‘Maximising the UK’s industrial opportunities’, the strong argument is that we, as the British manufacturing sector, need to be instrumental in shaping a long-term industrial strategy for growth...more

11/7/2013 - Economic Development Manufacturers UK

United Kingdom: Minerals Matter - Summer 2013

Summer is finally here and with it comes the latest edition of Minerals Matters. In this edition we have covered a wider range of topics than ever before reflecting the breadth of expertise held within the DLA Piper Mining...more

8/16/2013 - Infrastructure Minerals Mining Nuisance Trespass UK

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