Environment

Our Environmental team provides prompt, accurate and practical advice.

Combining an in-depth understanding of the environmental industry with commercial awareness and legal expertise, we advise our clients on their environmental compliance obligations and risks, assisting them in minimising and managing their legal problems.

This requires knowledge of the regulatory framework in which our clients operate and an understanding of its commercial needs. Our environmental law expertise covers:

• Regulatory investigations and enforcement
• Environmental disputes
• Environmental risk management
• Environmental compliance
• Water law
• Resource and waste management
• Environmental and insurance coverage
• Warranty and indemnity
• Global claims

Our experience includes advising on claims and disputes relating to a variety of pollution and contamination matters and handling claims arising from exposure to hazardous substances, landfills or contaminated watercourses. We have also defended clients in respect of environmental prosecutions brought by the Environment Agency and Local Authorities.

Our team has been instructed on environmental group actions defending claims for losses and damages arising from contamination, odour nuisance and other environmental factors.

Our insurance team also advises on policy wording and coverage issues arising from the full range of environmental policies and extension wording including EIL, Contractors Pollution and Operational Insurance.

"great understanding of environmental law" and "wastes no time in getting to the heart of the issues." Chambers UK 2019