Increased regulation both from the UK and Europe and heightened public concerns surrounding environmental issues means that environmental compliance now forms an important part of everyday life for businesses and organisations. Environmental law impacts on nearly every sector of business and the consequences of failing to comply can be severe.
The ever developing sphere of environmental law and policy also provides an opportunity for businesses to develop progressive practices aimed at enhancing a company’s environmental profile and ultimately, making them more efficient.
And it’s not just about the law. You can expect us to work with you on many levels to improve your environmental credentials and business efficiency. In our team are members of the firm's Private Equity Group, who have access to clients and referrers who are private equity institutions or high net worth business angels. We are finding that investors are keen to back companies who are developing clean technologies, and environmental companies are seen as a sector that is ripe for investment.
Whether you are a start up or an established business and you are looking for funding, our team can put you in touch with the right people who will be interested in funding your business, and who can add real value.
We are members of the Carbon Trust and the Legal Sector Alliance acting on climate change.
Our team has specialist industry experience and can advise on the following areas:
Corporate Environmental Due Diligence
Our Corporate and Commercial team advises on issues including:
- business consents and licences
- litigation and compliance
- product liability
- waste management
- warranties and indemnities
Our Property and Construction teams advise on issues including:
- tree preservation orders
- noise abatement notices
- light destruction
- actions interfering with the use and enjoyment of land
- negotiations with local authorities
Property and Sustainable Development
Our Property team advises on issues including:
- green leases
- energy performance certificates
- asbestos regulations
- environmental issues on property sales and purchases