Good result in noise abatement case

Marcus Croskell recently represented a Defendant at Colchester Magistrates’ Court in Essex accused of breaching a noise abatement order under the Environmental Protection Act.  The Defendant accepted that the noise could be heard in the street in the early hours and that this would effect the neighbours.  However, he went on to be fined only £750 for the five substantive incidences of excessive noise.  This was vastly below the powers available to the court which could fine the first instance with a fine up to £5000 and any repeated offending up to 1/10th of that figure.  This was a fantastic result.  The client was very happy and pleased to move on after an upsetting experience of being dragged to court by his neighbours.

If you would like advice criminal or regulatory offences like the above, contact Marcus Croskell by EMAIL or on 0843 8862603.