An article from Out-Law on 25th November concerned a case where a company that recycled non-hazardous waste had entered into creditors’ voluntary liquidation. Subsequently, the National Resource Body for Wales (NRBW) took criminal proceedings against the company and its directors in the Magistrates Court over multiple alleged offences. The liquidators sought an order to stay the criminal proceedings. The judge is quoted as saying that the criminal proceedings should not be stayed in any event because the wider public interest to prosecute for serious environmental offences outweighs the disadvantage of the cost to Paperback’s creditors of defending the case and paying any fines.
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