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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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The rise of the Enforcement Undertaking for environmental crime – a force for good?

On 23 November 2018, the Environment Agency (EA) published a list of Enforcement Undertakings that had been accepted by regulators.

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Legal updates

Public matters - December 2018

This month is a procurement special, with updates on European judgments, Faraday Development Ltd v West Berkshire Council; as well as disclosure, Enforcement Undertaking for environmental crime and planning enforcement notices.

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Legal updates

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd v Williams and Waistell 2018 EWCA Civ 1514

A landowner was liable in nuisance for failing to take reasonable steps to prevent Japanese knotweed from blighting properties next to its railway embankment.

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Legal updates

Public matters - August 2018

This edition includes updates on the National Procurement Strategy for Local Government, post-Carillion contracting, unitary re-organisation, the NPPF and social care.

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