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Birketts LLP

Environment

2 ranked lawyersBand 1East AngliaUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Advises a broad base of clients, including those in the water and energy sectors. Regularly defends clients against criminal prosecutions and other enforcement actions. Also noted for its practice advising on the environmental aspects of transactions and developments. Frequently deals with nuisance claims and also offers expertise in matters concerning village greens.

Strengths

One client remarks: "The quality of the firm's solicitors is really a cut above the rest - they are impressive, client-focused and very commercial."

Work highlights

Advised Flogas Britain in relation to planning and hazardous substances consents in connection with the provision of a gas processing facility and delivery pipeline.

Notable practitioners

Deborah Sharples advises corporate and farming clients, among others, on a range of environmental issues including permitting regulations and compliance. She has experience in matters related to waste management, drainage and hazardous substances, as well as noise complaints.
"She is a real environmental specialist who has sector-leading knowledge and ensures that any strategy adopted is robust and sustainable." "She is a pragmatic and extremely knowledgeable lawyer whose help has been invaluable."

Richard Eaton represents clients in both contentious and non-contentious environment matters, as part of a broader planning and public law practice. He has notable experience in noise and odour nuisance claims, as well as village green applications.

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Overview

We are a team of twelve specialists in this field, drawn both from the public and private sector, providing high quality, practical advice and representation on all aspects of planning law and environmental law.

The team is regularly instructed by developers, land owners and local planning authorities. We offer a full service encompassing all aspects of planning law and environmental law and provide practical, solution-focused advice at a competitive price. We are experienced in providing support for planning applications and appeals, section 106 Agreements and planning enforcement

We can add significant value to the service by drawing on the expertise of other firm members who specialise in property transactions and public law.

Environment Department

Birketts LLP

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Department location

141-145 Princes Street

Ipswich

Suffolk

UK

IP1 1QJ

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East Anglia

Environment


Deborah Sharples
Band 1
Richard Eaton
Band 2