ENVIRONMENT LAW SOLICITORS

- 488 found
  • Wright Hassall LLP

    Wright Hassall LLP

    Wright Hassall LLP

    Olympus House, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV34 6BF

    01926 886 688

    (0 reviews)

    View profile
    Profile (0 reviews)
  • ABMF

    We're on YOUR side!

    ABMF

    We're on YOUR side!

    42 Ringley Drive, Manchester, Lancashire, M45 7LR

    07970291197

    (0 reviews)

    View profile
    Profile (0 reviews)
  • Howes Percival LLP

    Breathing New Life into Law

    Howes Percival LLP

    Howes Percival LLP

    Breathing New Life into Law

    Nene House, 4 Rushmills, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4 7YB

    01604 230400

    (0 reviews)

    View profile
    Profile (0 reviews)
  • Switalskis Limited

    Switalskis Limited

    Switalskis Limited

    19 Cheapside, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2SD

    01924 882000

    (0 reviews)

    View profile
    Profile (0 reviews)
  • Birketts LLP

    Birketts LLP

    Birketts LLP

    24-26 Museum Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1HZ

    01473 232300

    (0 reviews)

    View profile
    Profile (0 reviews)
  • Weightmans LLP

    Weightmans LLP

    100 Old Hall Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 9QJ

    0845 073 9900

    (0 reviews)

    View profile
    Profile (0 reviews)
  • Leathes Prior Solicitors

    Leathes Prior Solicitors

    Leathes Prior Solicitors

    74 The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4DR

    01603 610911

    (0 reviews)

    View profile
    Profile (0 reviews)
  • Matthew Gold & Company Limited

    Matthew Gold & Company Limited

    1st Floor, 2d Lodge Lane, London, N12 8AF

    0208 445 9268

    (0 reviews)

    View profile
    Profile (0 reviews)
  • Gilbert Stephens LLP

    Modern Service Traditional Values

    Gilbert Stephens LLP

    Gilbert Stephens LLP

    Modern Service Traditional Values

    15-17 Southernhay East, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1QE

    01392 424242

    (0 reviews)

    View profile
    Profile (0 reviews)
  • Ellis Jones Solicitors LLP

    Ellis Jones Solicitors LLP

    Sandbourne House, 302 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9RU

    01202 525 333

    (0 reviews)

    View profile
    Profile (0 reviews)
  • Bonell & Co

    Bonell & Co

    2 Chestnut Walk, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6HG

    01789 299115

    (0 reviews)

    View profile
    Profile (0 reviews)
  • Michael Barham & Co

    Michael Barham & Co

    168 Mill Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 3LP

    01223 415 797

    (0 reviews)

    View profile
    Profile (0 reviews)
  • Tanners Solicitors LLP

    Tanners Solicitors LLP

    Lancaster House, Thomas Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2AX

    01285 659061

    (0 reviews)

    View profile
    Profile (0 reviews)
  • Berkeley Hurrell Limited

    Berkeley Hurrell Limited

    69 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4BG

    020 7016 5170

    (0 reviews)

    View profile
    Profile (0 reviews)
  • Rradar Limited

    Rradar Limited

    13 Waterside Business Park, Livingstone Road, Hessle, East Yorkshire, HU13 0EG

    8445436111

    (0 reviews)

    View profile
    Profile (0 reviews)

Benefits of Hiring an Environment Law Solicitor

Environmental law is all about keeping a fair balance between the rights of people and businesses and the good of the environment. Much of the legislation in this area of law originates from EU law and covers a wide range of environmental considerations, such as water, waste, nature and habitat conservation, pollution and contaminated land.

Environmental law is an ever changing landscape and one that is incorporated into many different areas of our lives. If you or your business has an environmental issue, we can help you find the most suitable firm of environment law solicitors for your requirements. Whether you need legal advice on regulatory compliance, representation to defend against a claim or assistance with a dispute regarding contaminated land, our aim is to help you find and compare the best environment solicitors that are local to you.

Environmental Legislation and Permits

With the overall goal of protecting the environment, environmental licences and permits have become a central component of business regulations in the UK and across the EU.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is the main body responsible for the development and drafting of environmental policies and legislation. The issuing and enforcement of relevant permits are then the responsibility of the Environment Agency in England, and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) in Wales.

If your business activity requires a relevant permit or licence and you operate without this authorisation, or if you breach any of the applicable laws, you could face both civil and criminal penalties. In most cases, the punishment for breach of environment law will be the criminal prosecution of the business or individual concerned. In the lower courts, the maximum penalty is a fine and/or a six month prison sentence. If the case is taken to the higher courts, the maximum penalty is five years ' imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine.

If a private individual or business has been impacted by the environmental law breach of another, they can take legal action under civil law. Any such claim will usually be under the common law of negligence or nuisance, with a successful claim resulting in the offending party having to pay damages. In some situations, the court may also grant an injunction against the person or company, which will force them to cease whatever activity is causing the environmental harm.

Given the potential punishments for non-compliance, it is essential that business owners fully understand and appreciate their obligations with regards to environmental legislation. Hiring a good firm of environmental lawyers can help to ensure your business remains compliant with all relevant legislation, and also help your defence to any claims that are made against you.

At LocalSolicitors.com, we provide you with profiles on each firm of solicitors throughout the UK that practices environment law. With just a few clicks you can find and compare local firms that have the environmental knowledge and expertise that you need. So whether you are looking for a solicitor in Brighton, Liverpool, Cardiff, Edinburgh or anywhere in between, we can help to make the process of finding the right solicitor quick and easy.

The ultimate guide to hiring a solicitor

The ultimate guide to hiring a solicitor

Hiring a solicitor for any legal issue can feel quite daunting. It is important that you make a good decision, but you may not know what to look for and how to chose a solicitor that is right for you. To help make the process easier, we have created the ultimate guide to hiring a solicitor. We have highlighted some of the key considerations you should take into account, as well as some handy tips to help make finding and choosing a solicitor both stress and hassle free.

Read More

HAVE A LEGAL QUESTION?

Posting a question is completely free and we have qualified solicitors ready to help you. To get started simply click the link below.

ASK A QUESTION
Loading...