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Penningtons Manches Cooper

9400 GARSINGTON ROAD, OXFORD BUSINESS PARK, OXFORD, OX4 2HN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01865 722106
Fax:
Fax 01865 201012
DX:
155710 Oxford 13
Email:
Web:
www.penningtons.co.uk

Richard Smith

Tel:
Work 01865 813708
Email:
Penningtons Manches LLP

Work Department

Real estate.

Position

Partner specialising in environmental law; waste management, contaminated land, landfill tax, political lobbying, EU law, recycling obligations, nuclear energy; acted for Ineos Chlor and Brunner Mond (parliamentary lobbying over landfill tax, aggregates tax, climate change levy; Landfill Directive), University of Oxford, Transport for London, Grundon Waste Management, Chilton Waste, Tamar Energy, Frontier Estates (environmental compliance), British Salt, EDF Energy (contaminated land), General Motors (ground water remediation), The Sunlight Service Group (producer responsibility), numerous large and small businesses (Environment Agency prosecutions).

Career

Trained Wedlake Bell; qualified 1988; partner Dallas Brett and BrookStreet Des Roches. External lecturer at Oxford Brookes University in environmental law.

Languages

Conversational French.

Member

UK Environmental Law Association; Institute of Waste Management; Environmental Law Foundation.

Education

Watford Boys Grammar School; Reading University (1985 LLB); College of Law; Guildford.


South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Commercial property: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Penningtons Manches Cooper is strong for work in the retail and leisure sector, large-scale development projects, and education and environmental and planning law, with a client base including multinational corporates, universities and entrepreneur developers such as Frontier Estates, Fitness First and Berendsen UK. Richard Smith] heads the team and leads the environmental and planning law group. Smith advised St Peter's College, Oxford, on the purchase of several properties on New Inn Hall Street and acted for the European Space Agency on its acquisition of a new office at Harwell Science Campus. Simon Knott has assisted White Stuff with the acquisition, disposal and day-to-day management of various high-street stores and warehousing centres.

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Environment

Within: Leading individuals

Richard Smith - Penningtons Manches Cooper

Within: Environment

Richard Smith heads the practice at Penningtons Manches Cooper, which handles the full range of environmental law matters including consummated land liabilities, legal compliance, planning policy and the Habitats Directive.

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