Aled Owen

Aled Owen

Partner

Email: aowen@hcrlaw.com


Aled is a Partner in our regulatory department. He has extensive experience of the agri food sector. He regularly advises farmers who are prosecuted for environmental offences relating to slurry, effluent and infill material. He has extensive knowledge and experience of the  regulations relating to the movement of animals, licensing, welfare, cross compliance and the reduction of single farm payments. He regularly appears before all Courts and tribunals across the country relating to farming and countryside issues.

Recently he has been at the forefront of advising licensed dog breeders of the change in recent regulation and has advised those called to give evidence on the parliamentary standing committee on these welfare changes.

He has specialist knowledge of the food industry particularly in the meat trade. He recently defended those individuals charged as a result of the “horsemeat scandal” . He was also the first to  represent an abattoir owner in the first appeal of it’s kind, to stop the food standards agency closing an abattoir on technical grounds. He has also advised several companies on issues relating to food supplements under the novel food regulations and the illegal slaughter of animals. He is a member of the legal panel for the trade association of independent meat suppliers.

Outside the agri/food industry he has represented  companies and individuals charged with waste /planning offences including the landmark case of Environment agency v John Jones, a significant case heard in the court of appeal  regarding the definition of waste. He is in demand with  those charged with proceeds of crime applications either as persons directly facing those applications or third parties with interests in property the subject of those applications.

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