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Environmental corporate defence

Our team defends businesses and individuals facing investigation or enforcement action by the Environment Agency and local authorities.

We are well-placed to advise on the tactical considerations involved in defending prosecutions brought by the Environment Agency. As well as the associated issues that accompany enforcement action, such as restraint orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Our experience includes advising an individual director in connection with the largest ever waste management investigation brought by the Environment Agency in the UK.

We also have extensive experience defending corporate clients in respect of statutory nuisance issues. We have particular expertise in defending clients in the Leisure sector, such as pubs, when events or performances result in local authorities filing a noise abatement notice.

We have also advised clients in the Energy & Renewables sector, including wind farms on a number of noise related issues.

On the compliance side we have a working knowledge of a broad range of environmental issues relating to waste management and the control of hazardous waste and chemicals.

Our clients appreciate our ability to find commercial solutions to practical waste management problems that minimise the risk of regulatory enforcement.

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