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Environmental Health and Safety Regulation and Compliance Law

We advise businesses across a variety of sectors on regulatory, permitting and compliance related issues.

Particular areas of strength include air and water pollution, waste management and shipment, land contamination, noise abatement and hazardous substances.

The global slowdown has led to significant corporate restructuring, plant closures and mothballing. Environmental issues are often a key consideration in these decisions given the need to minimise the environmental legacy and eliminate longer term risks.

We advise on health and safety issues in transactions and on a stand-alone basis. This ranges from strategic issues concerning board-level health and safety responsibilities to practical guidance over health and safety issues, relationships with contractors and health and safety-related proceedings.

We also assist on measures to prevent bribery and corruption issues connected to environmental and wider compliance matters. 

News and insights

Hedge maze

Publications: 01 June 2023

First of its kind "derivative action" climate case falls at the first hurdle

In a judgment handed down on 12 May 2023, the English High Court has refused permission for UK environmental NGO ClientEarth to continue "derivative claims" on behalf of Shell against its directors in…

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Bird's eye view, trees

Publications: 25 May 2023

Climate transition plans - charting a greener future

Climate transition plan – do you have one? Mandatory disclosure of climate transition plans is on the horizon – with the UK Government announcing its goal to set a ‘gold-standard’, and appointing the…

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View of treetops

Publications: 23 May 2023

UK Green Finance Strategy - what to expect in 2023

In what was dubbed ‘Energy Security Day’, on 30th March 2023, the UK Government released an extensive suite of publications outlining plans to support the country’s legally binding net-zero target by…

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A large road intersection surrounded by green shrubs

Publications: 17 May 2023

European Commission publishes proposal for the Green Claims Directive

It’s not easy being green: the European Commission has published its long-awaited proposal for the Green Claims Directive to enhance consumer protection against greenwashing.

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