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The impact of your business on the environment is important and failure to comply with environmental laws can result in lost business, reputation damage and prosecution. From the disposal of waste and contaminated land, to permit issues and disputes, our skilled team provides practical solutions to ensure your business complies.

  • National client base - advising over 100 commercial and institutional organisations and over 150 local authorities. 
  • Our experience - panel solicitors to Natural England, Welsh Assembly Government and the Countryside Council for Wales, authors of ‘A Manual of Nature Conservation Law second edition 2008’. 
  • Seven dedicated lawyers - based in Nottingham broad experience and in-depth understanding of environmental policy and law - emissions to air, water and land legal obligations, Waste. 
  • Specialist niche practice - national countryside and nature conservation. 
  • Complete service - environmental policy and law, commercial and administrative law, pro-active handling of disputes with regulators, representation in civil and criminal court proceedings. 
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment. 
  • Active participants in the UK Environmental Law Association.

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Social value in procurement

The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 extends public bodies’ thinking beyond the financial costs of a contract and makes them evaluate how the services they procure might improve the economic, social and environment wellbeing of an area.

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Clean Air Bill – what is its impact and will it ever become law?

Only a minority of Private Members’ bills become law, however by creating publicity surrounding a certain subject, in this instance clean air, they are often influential in shaping future government policy.

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Public matters - January 2020

This month includes construction and the environment, clean air, legal privilege, dissipation of assets to avoid care home fees, state aid, Freedom of Information Act 2000, Part 36 case update.

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