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The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In the United Kingdon, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for eight years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
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With a client base dominated by prominent public sector clients such as local authorities, non-departmental public bodies, NGOs, national parks and government institutions, Browne Jacobson LLP’s nature conservation practice handles matters ranging from enforcement actions to regulatory and governance advice. Practice head Richard Barlow advised Watford Borough Council on its potential liability for historic contamination at Watford Health Campus, guiding the client through risk management and incorporating relevant provisions in the agreement with a joint venture developer. Barlow is also assisting Invictus Education Trust with risk management following the collapse of a former mineshaft at the Crestwood School Dudley’s playing fields. Laura Hughes advised HSBC on the environmental aspects of funding two petrol filling stations, including acquiring relevant permits, certificates and compliance with safety regulations. The group also acted for the Marine Management Organisation in a challenge brought by the States of Guernsey regarding the suspension of the Fisheries Management Agreement and temporary suspension of reciprocal fishing licences.

Cartwright King is recommended for all stages of criminal investigations and prosecutions initiated by regulatory bodies such as the Environment Agency, Environmental Health and Trading Standards departments of local authorities and fire authorities. It also advises clients on fly-tipping matters and represents individuals in proceedings arising from failure to carry out waste due diligence. Sector expertise includes waste management, food and drink production, and property development. Regulatory defence specialist Andrew Brammer heads the practice.

Freeths LLP assists companies and individuals with contentious environment work, including nuisance claims and judicial review proceedings, as well as regulatory matters. Emma Tattersdill advised the Mineral Products Association on its nationwide guidance on granting environmental permits for waste recovery activities. Other recent work includes acting for clients in potential and ongoing prosecutions for alleged unlawful deposit of waste brought by the Environmental Agency and other regulatory bodies. Tarmac Aggregates and Haddon Property Developments are also clients.

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Legal Developments in East Midlands for Environment

  • New ‘ROE Bill’ draft published

    Following from the recent public outcry regarding the lack of ‘transparency’ in the UK property market, a new ‘ROE Bill’ draft has now been published.
    - Hudson McKenzie

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