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Pinsent Masons LLP

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Helen Peters

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Pinsent Masons LLP


Helen specialises in all aspects of UK, EU and international environmental law and policy having retrained as a lawyer after a degree incorporating environmental science and working as an advisor to the National Farmers Union. She has extensive experience across a range of sectors, in particular energy (including nuclear), waste and water, chemicals, contaminated land and climate change. She is recognised as a leading UK Environmental Lawyer by Chambers Legal Directory and Legal 500. She acts for major utilities, private and public corporations, central government departments, government agencies and local authorities.

Helen is a member of the UK Environmental Law Association, the International Nuclear Law Association and the World Nuclear Association.


BSc - Queen Mary and Westfield College, London University

Post-Graduate Diploma in Law

Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate


Within: Leading individuals

Helen Peters - Pinsent Masons LLP

Within: Environment

Pinsent Masons LLP’s practice is led by the β€˜approachable’ Helen Peters, who β€˜is a very competent environmental lawyer, who really understands the nuclear sector’. The team has expertise in all aspects of UK, EU and international environmental policy, and routinely handles civil disputes, regulatory compliance issues, and matters arising from serious pollution incidents. Peters, along with Paul Rice, advised NuGeneration on drafting environmental and operational permit applications for radioactive substances activity, combustion activity and waste discharge activity pertaining to its new nuclear power station in West Cumbria. Peters also assisted Himor Carrington with environmental contractual issues arising from the acquisition of a site, as well as assisting with remediation matters, water management and environmental permitting. Other clients include Drax Power, United Utilities, Hanson and Amec Foster Wheeler.

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