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Acting for S&TC UK, Guy has submitted one of the first referrals to the Interim Office for Environmental Protection on the failure of OFWAT and Secretaries of State for the Environment past and present to adequately provide for and require investment from water companies to the extent that the duty…

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Guy Linley-Adams has been assisting Philip Dunne MP in drafting his Private Members’ Bill, the Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill, brought forward in the Commons in 2020. Although that Bill failed to progress in the Commons, in the Lords, many of the provisions were adopted for the Duke of Wellington’s similar Private…

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Guy Linley-Adams produced a detailed report for Salmon & Trout Conservation UK to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Environment Agency.  Doing Its Job is available at https://salmon-trout.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Doing-its-job.stc_.pdf and details the decline in performance by the Environment Agency over the 25 years since it was established…

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In 2021, Guy Linley-Adams continues to advise the Coastal Communities Network on the use of acoustic deterrent devices on salmon farms in Scotland and their potential to disturb cetaceans contrary to the law on European Protected Species. The use of ADDs where they risk disturbing cetaceans, can only be permitted…

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In England, Guy Linley-Adams assisted Salmon & Trout Conservation UK to bring a notification under the Environmental Liability Directive in relation to pesticide residues being washed off imported salad into the headwaters of the Itchen. Now, the salad washing plant, run by Bakkavor, has announced its closure.  The pressure being…

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Guy Linley-Adams has continued to advise WWF on amendments to the Agriculture Bill, particularly to deal with payments made to farmers under the proposed Environmental Land Management System and whether or not those payments should be made for securing basic compliance with existing law including the 2018 rules on diffuse…

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