Emma Tattersdill > Freeths LLP > Leicester, England > Lawyer Profile

Freeths LLP

Work Department

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.


Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Real estate > Planning and environment

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Emma TattersdillFreeths LLP

Freeths LLP team, which is based in Nottingham and Leicester, predominantly advises developers and private companies on the planning aspects of commercial, residential and mixed use projects. On the environment side, the firm acts for clients in various disputes brought by the Environment Agency, and it also assists them with obtaining permits and ensuring regulatory compliance. Nottingham-based partner Chris Waumsley focuses on assisting clients with developments across the East Midlands, including PRS schemes. Emma Tattersdill in Leicester specialises in environmental disputes. Paul Brailsford, who works in London and Nottingham, is another key member of the planning team.