Dispute Resolution Case Studies

Eric Robinson Solicitors have successfully defended a client charged with causing a statutory noise nuisance in breach of a Noise Abatement Notice under section 80(4) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

​​Having provided the prosecuting body, Southampton City Council, with a detailed Witness Statement and via pre-Hearing negotiations, Deborah Cable, Business and Environmental Regulation Solicitor, was able to convince the Council to discontinue proceedings. Not only did the client avoid a hefty fine, of up to £5,000 (the statutory maximum) for each breach, he was also able to apply to the Central Fund for his costs and the return of his belongings seized by the Council during the prosecution.


Eric Robinson Solicitors have successfully defended a client on two charges in breach of regulations 5 and 9 of the Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.

Half-way through a day-long trial, the prosecuting body, Portsmouth City Council Trading Standards, decided to discontinue proceedings and so the charges were dismissed. Our client’s costs will be paid from the Central Fund.