Leading advisers to individuals, public bodies and private companies on environmental regulatory and risk issues, from compliance to prosecution.

We advise on the need for environmental consents and permits, appeals against refusals and alleged breaches of environmental law. We also defend prosecutions brought by the Environment Agency, against companies and individuals. Our environment expertise is recognised as leading or ‘tier one’ by the UK Legal 500 - an independent guide to the legal sector. 

We have a strong track record in environmental crime prosecutions.  We also advise on environmental compliance and regularly act for agricultural clients and public and quasi-public bodies.

Advice will be tailored your specific requirements and we will use our experience and knowledge of how regulators work to ensure that advice is practical, targeted and realistic to your aims.

Our environment experience includes:

  • Advising a utilities company on a JR challenge regarding the classification of pollution incidents
  • Advising companies on environmental permits and exemptions
  • Defending waste and recycling companies following breaches or alleged breaches of permits
  • Defending manufacturers and food companies on packaging law and negotiating undertakings under the civil sanctions regime
  • Carrying out due diligence in respect of the acquisition of recycling and energy from waste businesses.
"Ashfords LLP’s Business Risk and Regulation department is praised for its track record in environmental regulatory matters. The team also advises on environmental compliance and regularly acts for utilities, energy and agricultural sector clients and public and quasi-public bodies. Ian Manners leads the team who are described as “understanding the needs and requirements of the sector” and "Approachable, helpful, contactable and commercial."
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