Practical environmental advice and representation require expert knowledge and understanding. Our specialist lawyers are experienced in all aspects of environmental law and constantly monitor the law as it develops, allowing us to anticipate the future needs of our clients and advise clients on how best to adapt their business to comply with new legislation. Our understanding and experience of a wide range of environmental issues, coupled with specialist support in the more technical areas, ensure the breadth and quality of expertise that today’s clients require.
We offer specialist support across all aspects of environmental law, both contentious and non-contentious. We have considerable experience in advising a wide range of clients from major developers, minerals, waste, energy and chemical businesses, other industrialists, landowners, statutory undertakers and planning authorities involved in a wide variety of sectors. This includes substantial experience in regulatory matters, from submitting applications to the relevant authorities for authorisations, licences and consents needed in respect of emissions, discharges and waste management to negotiating with the relevant enforcement authority where a breach of consent is alleged. We also advise and represent clients in the courts in the event of criminal prosecution.
We believe in getting involved from the earliest stages of negotiations for land purchase to the submission of planning applications, including advising on potential liabilities arising from contaminated land and reviewing and reporting on environmental reports. In the case of significant developments, our lawyers have extensive experience preparing and coordinating environmental impact assessments, including managing experts with different technical competencies. We offer expertise in: