ENVIRONMENT LAW SOLICITORS

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  • Wright Hassall LLP

    The secret behind our award winning success? Our clients.

    Wright Hassall LLP

    Wright Hassall LLP

    The secret behind our award winning success? Our clients.

    Olympus House, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV34 6BF

    01926 886 688

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  • 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

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  • ABMF

    We're on YOUR side!

    ABMF

    We're on YOUR side!

    42 Ringley Drive, Manchester, Lancashire, M45 7LR

    07970291197

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  • Weightmans LLP

    Weightmans LLP

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

    0845 073 9900

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  • 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

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  • Matthew Gold & Company Limited

    Matthew Gold & Company Limited

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

    0208 445 9268

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  • Switalskis Limited

    Switalskis Limited

    Switalskis Limited

    19 Cheapside, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2SD

    01924 882000

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  • Leathes Prior Solicitors

    Leathes Prior Solicitors

    Leathes Prior Solicitors

    74 The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4DR

    01603 610911

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  • Birketts LLP

    Birketts LLP

    Birketts LLP

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

    01473 232300

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  • A F Brooks & Company

    A F Brooks & Company

    Valley House, 12 Hartshill Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 7QU

    01782 415007

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  • Crumplins

    Crumplins

    142 Gloucester Avenue, London, NW1 8JA

    020 7483 0282

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  • Barber Titleys

    Barber Titleys

    6 North Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5PA

    01423 502211

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  • M W M Batty Limited

    M W M Batty Limited

    80 Guildhall Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1QB

    01284717 472

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  • Burlingtons Legal LLP

    Burlingtons Legal LLP

    38 Hertford Street, London, W1J 7SG

    020 7529 5420

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  • Martineau Johnson Trustees Ltd

    Martineau Johnson Trustees Ltd

    1 Colmore Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 6AA

    0870 763 2000

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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.

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