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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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Legal updates

New ruling on liability for contaminated land caused by predecessor bodies

The Court of Appeal judgment in the case of Powys County Council v Price and Hardwick (2017) overturns a High Court decision with wide ramifications for local authorities in relation to their liabilities under the contaminated land regime.


Legal updates

EIA Agriculture – changes have been made, however uncertainty remains

The EIA Regulations are designed to provide environmental protection in respect of agricultural land which is not protected by other designations.


Legal updates

Digital Economy Act 2017 – the new Telecoms Code

The new Electronic Communications Code includes changes that need to be reviewed by landowners who benefit from agreements with telecom operators.



Special conservation zones to protect marine life

The statutory conservation agencies in the UK have launched a public consultation on proposals for five Special Areas of Conservation.

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