An investigation or prosecution by the Environment Agency or a local authority can have a huge impact on small and medium-sized businesses. Our experienced environmental lawyers can assist your business in undertaking preventative environmental legal management, in order to try and avoid any investigations commencing.
However, environmental and regulatory breaches can occur even within the best run businesses. Larger businesses often have well resourced risk management teams and layers of management to reduce the risk of directors being found personally liable for regulatory breaches. The risk to directors of SMEs can be far greater. We can provide legal advice on a privileged basis, in order to reduce the risk of personal liability.
Our specialist team of solicitors has successfully defended thousands of investigations by regulators. If you or your business is under investigation or being prosecuted over environmental issues, contact us for expert legal advice.
How We Can Help With Environmental Law Issues
We offer a wide range of environmental law services to SMEs. As qualified lawyers we can offer legally privileged advice – that means you don’t have to disclose our advice to the regulators.
We have successfully defended and mitigated many actions by the Environment Agency and local authorities. Our areas of expertise include:
- Water pollution and escape of chemicals
- Waste management
- Planning issues
Even if your business is not currently under scrutiny, you should do all you can to avoid prosecution in the future. We can provide a full advice service on environmental risk management, including guidance on audits and help with the legal framework for conducting risk assessments.
Our Expertise In Environment Law
In recent years, we have successfully worked on a range of matters including:
- Advising a construction and demolition company on legal requirements for recycling ships
- Providing detailed advice on contaminated land issues and obtaining environmental insurance
- Acting for a landowner in relation to water pollution issues
Our environmental expertise is also recognised in independent guides to the legal profession, Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.
“Irwin Mitchell has the manpower and resources to act on complex and difficult cases.” Legal 500, 2012
Contact Us For Expert Advice
If you’d like to know more about how our specialist environmental law experts can help you and your business, contact us on 0370 1500 100 or contact us online.
Book a call with one of our expert advisors for fixed-price legal help at a time that suits you.
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