Most businesses are aware of their environmental obligations – but often unaware of the extent of their actual legal duties.
The Environment Agency investigates and enforces legislation robustly, and breaches of environmental law can result in criminal prosecutions with fines in excess of £1 million.
Our Regulatory team has vast experience of defending large-scale prosecutions, and has a high success rate of negotiating with the Environment Agency at the early stages of investigation to avoid prosecution.
We pride ourselves on providing rapid response, practical support and a proactive defence strategy – whatever the allegation. Our experience in managing investigations, handling interviews under caution and defending prosecutions enables us to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
Our expert team also specialises in non-contentious environmental work. This includes advising on complex decommissioning projects, such as the closure of power plants, recycling and paper mill sites. We regularly help clients to navigate complex issues with Environment Agency compliance, allowing them to achieve commercially and environmentally satisfactory outcomes for their businesses.