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Freeths LLP

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Emma Tattersdill

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Freeths LLP

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Planning and Environment


Emma specialises in environmental law including environmental permitting, contaminated land, water and air pollution, odour and noise issues, waste, protected sites and species. As well as assisting clients with all aspects of environmental regulation and permitting, environmental litigation, enforcement action and/or prosecution for environmental offences, Emma advises on environmental constraints within the planning regime including Environmental Impact Assessment. Emma regulary acts for clients in claims for damages or injunctions and in judicial review proceedings and statutory appeal proceedings.  Notable reported cases include: Tarmac Aggregates Ltd, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs & Anor [2015] EWCA Civ 1149     


Qualified September 1998. Edge Ellison (solicitor) September 1998- September 2000; Eversheds (associate) October 2000-December 2005; Marrons (principal solicitor) January 2006-August 2013; Freeths (legal director) from August 2013 to September 2015; promoted to partner at Freeths in September 2015 to date.




Educated at the University of Leicester (LL.B (Hons) Law with French), Universite Robert Schumann Strasbourg (Diplome D’Etudes Juridiques Francaises) and College of Law, Guildford.


East Midlands: Real estate


Within: Environment

Freeths LLP ‘approachable and knowledgeable’ department focuses on litigation and dispute management, especially in relation to claims arising from noise, odour or pollution, and environmental permitting and regulatory compliance, including waste management. Clients come mainly from the minerals, waste, construction and house-building industries, but also include governmental and non-governmental agencies and environmental consultancies. Tarmac Aggregates, ALDI and new client Interxion Carrier Hotel are on the client roster. The recent caseload saw an increase in defences of statutory noise nuisance and in support work for the firm's corporate and real estate teams in transactions involving environmental constraints or liabilities. Practice head Emma Tattersdill  ‘has a superb knowledge in the mineral planning and environmental sector’ which she combines with ‘a very pragmatic and commercial approach to litigation’.

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