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Planning and environmental law

We help our clients through their crises, ensuring regulatory obligations are fulfilled, reputational damage is controlled and the risk of third-party claims minimised.

We advise on environmental issues arising from major and catastrophic incidents and allegations, including fire and explosions that lead to spillages of oils and other chemicals and airborne toxins and particulates. The impact may be personal injury, damage to third-party property, business interruption, or contamination of air, land or water. We also advise on potential issues in M&A and financing transactions.

As a full-service environmental practice, we advise clients on all aspects of environmental and health and safety regulation, including permitting requirements, operational compliance, energy and carbon emission regimes, investigations and prosecutions, project consents, and the management of pollution and contamination liabilities and remediation programmes.

Our clients include the investors, funders and developers of major energy, industry, mining and infrastructure projects. We have the widest client base of any European nuclear practice, we have advised on the largest offshore wind projects in Europe, and a range of onshore wind and solar projects across the world. We regularly advise on airport, rail, port and defence transactions and projects across the UK and Europe.