“Blake Morgan has a steady flow of work handling regulatory actions and advising on issues of contaminated land use. ”
We provide no-nonsense and realistic advice on the environmental aspects of acquisitions and disposals, financings, floatations and major projects. We will conduct:
If you think your business may have broken an environmental law, our environment experts will provide advice and, if it is appropriate, will help you to approach the regulator (e.g. the Environment Agency or Natural Resource Wales) to negotiate a solution that does not involve a monetary penalty. We will also advise and represent if you are being investigated, threatened with a civil sanction or prosecuted for breach of an environmental law.
We also frequently provide stand-alone advice to help clients to make commercial sense of existing and anticipated nationaland EU environmental laws, such as those which apply to environmental permits, carbon reduction (CRC) and chemicals registration (REACH). We also advise on cradle to grave compliance issues related to products and their packaging.
If a local authority is claiming that the activities of your business are causing a nuisance and is threatening it with restrictions, we can advise you, negotiate with the local authority and, if the local authority serves an abatement notice, handle an appeal to the magistrates court against the notice.
Organisations are often concerned about buying, developing or simply owning or occupying land which might be contaminated. With the help of technical consultants if necessary, we can help you to understand the real implications, to decide whether you have any obligations and if so to take steps to avoid receiving a notice requiring you to remediate the contamination.
If you are developing brown field sites we can prepare the remediation contracts.
We work with a wide variety of clients including public authorities and businesses involved in construction, estate management, farming, food processing, leisure, manufacturing, property development, water supply and waste.
Blake Morgan’s environment law specialists have a wealth of experience across a wide range of environmental cases. They include:
An expert in environmental management at design and engineering firm Arup will be the headline speaker at the next Blake Lapthorn Green Breakfasts in Southampton.
We consider the updated Environmental Management Toolkit for the food and drink manufacturing industry.
We consider the granting of power to the Government to remove the cap on fines in the Magistrates' Court, allowing them to impose unlimited fines for a variety of regulatory offences.