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B P Collins LLP fields a cross-departmental team with ‘decades of experience’. Alex Zachary (who is ‘a simply superb, commercial environment lawyer’) leads the team, which includes litigator Craig Williams, who is ‘very good at understanding client objectives’. Highlights included advising Biffa on two acquisitions.

DMH Stallard LLP advises on the full range of environmental law issus, including environmental permitting, management of risk and contaminated land. Heidi Copland and Peter Rainier are the key contacts.

Penningtons Manches LLP’s Richard Smith regularly acts on contaminated land liabilities, waste management, environmental impact assessments and habitat planning for an impressive client list including EDF Energy Nuclear Generation and Facenda Group. Highlights included advising Coats plc on a collaboration agreement pertaining to the clean-up of contaminated land.

Stevens & Bolton LLP’s practice attracts praise for its ‘promptness, high-quality output and good industry knowledge’. Valerie Fogleman, who is ‘an expert in her field’, and Catherine Davey co-head the practice, which is a leader in environmental insurance and which assisted WWF-UK with a report into insurance risks and the Arctic.

Blandy & Blandy LLP regularly defends companies and directors prosecuted for environmental crime, and also handles compliance issues, including environmental enforcement undertakings. Simon Dimmick and Karen Jones are the key names.

Clarkslegal LLP’s team in Reading works closely with its Cardiff office to regularly handle high-profile public sector projects. Consultant Kirstin Parker and real estate specialist Richard Higgs acted alongside Cardiff-based Rhiannon Holtham in advising a procurement hub consisting of three Welsh councils on a pathfinder project in Wales for the procurement of a waste treatment contract.

Jason Towell leads Cripps LLP’s environment team, which is part of the firm’s wider planning and environmental practice and which includes contentious environmental specialists Myles McIntosh and Philip Youdan. The practice is frequently called on to handle environmental impact assessments, contaminated land issues, as well as defending clients prosecuted for environmental offences.

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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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