Environmental

Environmental Law is a fast and evolving area of law. We have both the knowledge and experience of dealing with a variety of environmental matters and can help to navigate you and your business through this.

As global concerns in relation to environmental issues such as climate change and sustainability continue to grow, businesses are finding themselves having to comply with an increasing body of legislation to ensure that they meet new enhanced environmental standards. Businesses now, more than ever, need to be aware of the impacts that new environmental legislation will have on their businesses. The developing body of EU directives in this area is complex.

In particular, waste law has undergone significant recent changes. We understand that waste issues can have an impact on both businesses and projects alike. The fundamental question of waste, however, is often one which clients find difficult to determine as it is not always clear whether or not a substance is, by definition, considered “waste”. The penalties for failing to comply with the regulations can be severe.

At WJM, we can help you navigate the relevant regulatory legislation, and advise of any implications which may arise as a result, on a case-by-case basis. We use our experience to ensure that our clients’ risks are anticipated and then managed, allowing us to be pro-active in the advice that we give. Our team has experience in acting for clients on matters such as:

  • Energy from Waste
  • Contaminated Land issues
  • Permitting Regimes, including PPC Permitting Appeals
  • Regulatory Enforcement Issues
  • Environmental Impact Assessment