Animal By-Products

We act for animal by-product operators nationwide, advising on authorisation and approval, challenging notices served and defending prosecutions.

Any organisation managing animal by-products - from catering waste and used cooking oil, to butcher/slaughterhouse waste and wool - must adhere to a complex set of regulations in order to comply with legislation.

The regulations cover everything from the transport and disposal of animal by-products, to sites where animal by-products are handled and the people who handle them.

We use our significant experience combined with our understanding of the processes and procedures of the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) and local authorities to provide our clients with the best advice to remain compliant and avoid enforcement action.

If you are facing proceedings, The Environment Practice is here to ensure that any action that is taken by the APHA, DEFRA or other regulatory bodies is justified, fair and executed appropriately.

Who we’ve helped

We have acted and continue to act for a number of businesses involved with the processing and transport of animal by-products. We have significant experience in advising and successfully defending actions brought against animal by-products operators.

We have successfully negotiated the withdrawal of notices served by local authorities and liaise with the regulators in order to ensure that operators are treated reasonably and proportionately in the steps that they are required to take.

We have successfully defended prosecutions brought by local authorities against ABP processors; one such case which alleged a number of offences of failing to process waste was discontined following legal argument on admissibility.