Environmental regulation

We provide advice and assistance to national companies, property developers, SMEs and private individuals on environmental compliance matters.

Where litigation is unavoidable then we will robustly defend proceedings.

We are renowned for our proactive approach, seeking negotiated solutions with the Environment Agency or local environment/ planning officer whenever possible.

Recent work highlights include:

Advice: Defence:
Abstraction licenses Appeals against enforcement notices
Contaminated land in property purchases Asbestos
Director Compliance Training Breach of permit conditions
Due diligence in corporate transactions Dawn raids
Environmental accreditations Interviews under caution
Odour management Judicial Review
Packaging waste obligations Noise nuisance
Remediation of historic contamination REACH / CLP
Waste management Reservoir Act disputes

Our clients consider us to be part of their in-house team.  As such we frequently attend their sites to consider compliance issues within the local environmental context, meet with the operators and supervisors, as well as formulating improvements to their risk management protocols to enable them to rely on due diligence defences.

All courts now use the Sentencing Council’s tariff approved guidelines to impose penalties upon conviction.  Businesses and individuals need to take advice immediately following an incident to minimise risk and develop a robust case strategy.

We provide bespoke training on topical environmental issues.

Kathryn is a committee member for the Eastern Region of the UK Environmental Lawyers Association (UKELA).

For assistance, contact Kathryn Gilbertson, who heads our regulatory team. 

 

The Legal 500 speaks highly of Lead Partner Kathryn Gilbertson: 

“Lead partner Kathryn Gilbertson is a committee member for the Eastern Region of the UK Environmental Lawyers Association (UKELA), and has an outstanding reputation for regulatory and business defence matters nationwide.” (2020)

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