Robert Dacre

Robert Dacre

Year of call: 2013
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Criminal Regulatory

Robert represents companies and individuals in criminal regulatory proceedings.

Early on in his practice he undertook a secondment at the Environment Agency as external counsel. He appeared on behalf of the Agency in the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts, and was involved in prosecution casework across a broad range of environmental offences. He developed a detailed knowledge of environmental law, and of Environment Agency prosecutions.

His regulatory practice extends to criminal trading standards cases. He is currently instructed as prosecution junior counsel in a major trading standards case brought by Oxfordshire County Council.

Notable Cases:

GCC v a company

Represented a biomass company for several offences arising from alleged breaches of planning permission.

RBC v a company

Represented a major supermarket for breach of a tree protection order.


Advised and represented a company faced with 5 offences under the Water Industry Act 1991. The case involved complex and conflicting expert evidence in relation to the risk of environmental harm.

EA v J

 Instructed to defend in an Environment Agency prosecution under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010.

EA v M

 Instructed to prosecute an individual on behalf of the Environment Agency for pollution offences.

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