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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 impact of Brexit on environmental law - hear from Richard Barlow

Brexit has brought with it a great deal of uncertainty for environmental law.

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Brexit resources

Headline Brexit issues for the energy sector

In this update, we review various aspects of a ‘no deal’ Brexit and the Withdrawal Agreement which organisations in the energy sector should know about.

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