We have a dedicated and experienced team of environmental law specialists who assist our clients in navigating the increasingly complex regulatory environmental framework applicable to their business. We also work closely with many other environmental professionals.
How we can help
Our team can provide specialised advice on all of the following issues:
- Contaminated Land, including advising on the legal aspects of the development of contaminated and potentially contaminated sites, undertaking detailed due diligence and negotiating and drafting tailored contractual provisions in property contracts and leases and corporate agreements, including on the costs associated with remediation and the apportionment of liability.
- Environmental Impact Assessment, including undertaking legal reviews of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) with such work involving detailed reviews of all documents prepared as part of the Environmental Statement in the context of the regulations, guidance and screening and scoping reports to ensure that the EIA meets both statutory and local planning authority requirements. Such reviews will also address the environmental liabilities that could arise as part of the EIA process and mitigate the risk of challenge.
- Protected species and habitats, including providing advice on development in areas where there are constraints due to proximity to protected species or protected sites including Special Areas of Conservation, Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Ramsar Sites and Special Protection Areas. Such work involves working in close collaboration with relevant regulators and statutory bodies and recent work has focussed on issues around air pollution and nutrients, including where such issues have resulted in planning moratoriums.
- Environmental permits and conditions, including compliance with permits, correspondence with regulators and assistance with obtaining, transfer and surrender of permits.
- Statutory nuisance and abatement notices, including in relation to noise, odour and other emissions.
- Management of invasive species, including Japanese Knotweed.