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Environment Department

The North
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What the team is known for Notable environment practice advising both public and private sector clients. Defends against environmental investigations and enforcements, advises on transactional matters and assists with regulatory questions and compliance. Also recommended for its work in infrastructure and energy matters, as well as its impressive waste practice.

Strengths"The team takes ownership over any challenges we have and responds swiftly to aid with their resolution," one client remarks, adding: "They are constantly seizing new opportunities to innovate and embrace new technology, while providing a high standard of customer care."

Work highlights Advised Cheshire West and Chester Council on its enforcement powers in relation to revoking and establishing smoke control areas pursuant to the Clean Air Act 1993.

Notable practitioners


Simon Colvin
has deep expertise in waste-to-energy projects, as well as waste collection and disposal issues. He is recommended for his advice on liability and risk in transactions, in addition to his handling of various contentious matters.
"He is a fantastic lawyer who is knowledgeable, approachable and diligent."