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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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Public matters - May 2018

This edition includes updates on New Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards, the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC, eDisclosure, and state aid after Brexit.

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Legal updates

People Over Wind and Sweetman - project design v mitigation – recent CJEU case muddies the waters

A recent decision at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the matter of People Over Wind and Sweetman v Coillte Teoranta (C-323/17) has potentially altered the current UK position in relation to appropriate assessments under the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC.

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State aid in regeneration projects

Local authorities across the country are engaging in regeneration projects to support their local economies and generate revenue or capital receipts.

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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.

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