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At Birketts LLP, ‘client-oriented, intelligent and sharp’ litigator Richard Eaton represented Cromwell Manor Services on the impact of a waste recycling facility on a wedding venue. Barrister Laura Thomas defends corporate clients against Environment Agency prosecutions. Other key individuals include planning and environment law specialists Tom Newcombe and consultant Philip Kratz.

At Hewitsons, planning and environment specialist Deborah Sharplesresponds immediately in a reassuring, strategic and pragmatic way’. She advised a large waste management business on an enforcement notice regarding a recycling facility, and defended a large agricultural business against an abatement notice alleging nuisance from a pig breeding farm.

Paul Wootton’s team at Howes Percival LLP is ‘good value and its advice is firmly focused on the issues’. Rebecca Carriage ‘communicates extremely well and has a good grasp of the issues’. Clients include Ford Retail Ltd, Anglia Maltings Group and Norfolk Environmental Waste Services. Sally Challinor joined Keystone Law.

Andrew Bryce & Co’s name partner is regarded as one of the UK’s foremost environment lawyers. He advises many industrial clients on regulatory compliance and the defence of enforcement actions.

The ‘experienced and efficientKathryn Gilbertson at Greenwoods Solicitors LLP is a leading regulatory specialist. She advised Stratton on enforcement notices and, at judicial review, suspension notices alleging odour management issues.

Greene & Greene’s Michael Batty is chair of the East Region Committee of The United Kingdom Environmental Law Association and regularly defends clients against claims brought by the Environment Agency. Energy project specialist Fraser Paskell is also recommended.

Niche environmental law firm Richard Buxton has a team of ten fee-earners led by the firm’s name partner. Buxton is highly regarded as a claimant advocate.

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  • Parking rights: here to stay? Consent might be the surprising answer 

    In the field of the acquisition of easements by prescription, little has caused more consternation over the last decade or so than the question of whether a right to park cars can be acquired by twenty years user as of right. The types of property capable of being adversely affected range from individual residential units all the way up to major development sites. The establishment of such a right can have a devastating impact on the value of the burdened land.

    - Falcon Chambers

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