eco house

Planning & Environmental Law

Our lawyers are all experts in their chosen specialisms, but you need your advisers to be able to look beyond the specific deal or project to understand your business sector. That is why our lawyers immerse themselves in specific industry sectors, making sure that they understand your business as well as they do their own.

Our expertise spans all areas of planning law, including strategic planning advice, minerals and waste planning, compulsory purchase and town and village greens.  We advise our developer, landowner and public sector clients on promoting developments, negotiating planning obligations and minimising the risk of legal challenge to planning permissions. We have wide experience of representing clients at planning appeals, in High Court proceedings and in planning enforcement and prosecution cases.

 Our environmental expertise spans environmental permitting, carbon reduction, waste management and water protection law, as well as the environmental due diligence needed in real estate and corporate deals.  Because breach of environmental permits is usually a criminal offence, we have significant experience in representing companies and individuals facing an environmental prosecution or an interview under caution.