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Environmental & Planning

Our Environmental & Planning team has been dedicated to the area for over thirty years and is well established as a market leader in the area. The team provides legal advice on environmental, planning and health and safety issues to local and international businesses across a range of sectors including pharmaceutical, manufacturing, energy, construction, aviation and waste industries, as well as many others.

The team deals in particular with issues such as:


  • regulatory and compliance issues
  • water services and liabilities
  • response to environmental enforcement action, including defence of environmental criminal prosecutions
  • advising on waste contracts and liability for cleanup
  • civil enforcement measures, such as injunctions brought under the waster management acts
  • environmental due diligence
  • negotiation of indemnities, warranties and disclosures
  • negligence, nuisance and trespass claims concerning environmental issues such as noise, smell and licence breaches
  • negotiation of EPA required financial provision
  • receiver and lender environmental liability
  • judicial review of EPA decisions
  • climate change issues


  • compliance
  • requirement for planning permission, S.5 declarations
  • defence of S.160 planning injunctions
  • appeals and oral hearings
  • judicial review
  • compulsory purchase orders

Health & Safety:

  • compliance
  • accident reportage and investigation
  • defence of health and safety prosecutions

The firm has considerable weight in this area

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