Angus Evers > Shoosmiths LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP
No 1 Bow Churchyard
LONDON
EC4 9DQ
England

Work Department

Real estate - planning (environmental)

Position

Angus is an experienced environmental lawyer whose practice covers all aspects of environmental law from contaminated land to waste, climate change, renewables, nuisance, water pollution and asbestos. He also has expertise in related areas such as energy and health and safety. He advises developers and operators of, and investors in, infrastructure, real estate and other businesses on transactional, regulatory and contentious issues, regularly working alongside corporate, real estate, commercial, regulatory, projects and EU/competition teams.

Angus’s recent experience includes advising:

  • one of the UK’s leading regeneration businesses on the acquisition, development and disposal of multiple brownfield sites across the UK;
  • various private equity and real estate funds on their participation in the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme;
  • a waste management company with operations across a wide geographic area on enforcement disputes with multiple local authorities;
  • a motorway service area operator on the acquisition and redevelopment of former landfill sites as motorway service areas; and
  • a major real estate developer on environmental liabilities arising following the insolvency of a waste management business tenant.

Angus has led Shoosmiths’ environmental practice since 2016, having joined the firm from King & Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin).

He is one of the Co-Chairs of the UK Environmental Law Association’s (UKELA) Governance & Devolution Group and a former Convenor of UKELA’s Waste Working Party.

Career

  • Trainee Solicitor, Stephenson Harwood, 1997-1999
  • Solicitor, Stephenson Harwood, 1999-2002
  • Solicitor, Denton Wilde Sapte, 2002-2003
  • Associate, Norton Rose, 2003-2007
  • Associate, SJ Berwin, 2007-2009
  • Partner, SJ Berwin/King & Wood Mallesons, 2009-2016
  • Partner, Shoosmiths, 2016

Languages

German, French, Spanish

Memberships

UK Environmental Law Association; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Publications of note: Co-editor, “Energy from Waste: A Practical Handbook” (Globe Law & Business Publishing, 2015)

Education

  • Durham University (BA (Hons) Combined Social Sciences, 1993)
  • College of Law, Guildford (Common Professional Examination 1995, Legal Practice Course 1996)
  • De Montfort University (LLM Environmental Law, 2002)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Environment

Shoosmiths LLP‘s environment group is jointly led by ‘one of the leading UK environmental law practitioners’ Angus Evers, and Roy Tozers, whose expertise includes representing and defending companies which are being investigated or prosecuted by the regulatory authorities. The team has recently seen an increase of work relating to advice in relation to chemicals regulation (REACH and CLP). It advises on several areas of environmental law including environmental due diligence and both civil and criminal contentious environmental matters.

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