Womble Bond Dickinson UK LLP

Environment Department

The North
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What the team is known for Excellent full-service firm with a range of expertise, including in the chemical, waste and automotive sectors. Regularly advises an impressive list of clients on water pollution, hazardous chemical control, habitat protection and liability management, among other matters. Experienced in the defence of regulatory investigations and prosecutions, including representing clients in interviews under caution.

Notable practitioners


Claire Brook
is recommended for advice on the environmental law implications of planning proposals, in addition to being particularly knowledgeable on the regulatory framework governing pollution and emissions. She regularly advises on the environmental impact of waste-to-energy and waste treatment developments.
"Claire has proven to be extremely thorough and methodical in her working which, coupled with her knowledge and experience, has been invaluable."


Stuart Wardlaw
represents corporate and public sector clients in all manner of environment and health and safety regulatory proceedings and investigations. He has particular expertise advising clients on compliance with REACH regulation.
"He's a rigorous lawyer and a very thorough litigator."