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Weightmans LLP

PALL MALL COURT, 61-67 KING STREET, MANCHESTER, M2 4PD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 233 7330
Fax:
Fax 0161 233 7331
DX:
18564 MANCHESTER 7
Email:
Web:
www.weightmans.com

Simon Colvin

Tel:
Work 0161 233 7356
Email:
Weightmans LLP

Work Department

Environment.

Position

Simon joined Weightmans in November 2013 and leads the environment team. Simon has been an environment lawyer for nearly 12 years having first trained as an environmental biologist. Simon is a true environment specialist advising on non-contentious, transactional, contentious and regulatory compliance matters. Simon’s experience extends to advising both public and private sector clients across a range of industry sectors with significant experience in relation to contentious matters.

Career

Trained Brabners; qualified 2003; partner Weightmans 2013-date. Publications of note: writes a regular column for the IEMA journal ‚ÄėThe Environmentalist‚Äô and participates in their regular webinar programme.

Member

Northwest chair of UKELA; member Northwest CIWM council.

Education

Cardinal Wiseman High School; University of St Andrews (Environmental Biology); College of Law, Chester (CPE).


North West: Real estate

Planning and environment

Within: Planning and environment

Weightmans LLP’s planning and environment team is active across infrastructure and energy projects, with particular expertise in compulsory purchase. The retail and waste sectors are key areas of focus and he team is also noted for its experience in contentious environmental matters. Bolton Council instructed the team on the Rivington Chase development, a regeneration project of heavily contaminated brownfield land; advised Broad Environmental Services on its waste packaging, collection, transport and export operations, and on the construction of a new energy from waste facility in Wales; and acted for landowner Anglesey Aluminium Metal on the re-development of its former Aluminium works near Holyhead. Simon Colvin, who heads the environment team and is also head of the utilities sector, specialises in UK, EU and international environmental law and policy; he is 'commercial, responsive and has a good grasp of business needs and excellent knowledge of environmental law'. Planning head Lee Gordon, who splits his time across the Manchester and Leeds offices, has experience in the promotion of major residential and infrastructure projects acting on behalf of both public and private sector clients, and is experienced in compulsory purchase orders. Planning lawyer Bob Pritchard, who also splits his time between Manchester and Leeds, joined from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, advises public sector clients on large and complex schemes. Consultant Ray Clarke handles planning, environment and health and safety matters; associate Julie Goulbourne defends clients subject to environmental investigations and prosecutions by the Environment Agency and other environmental regulators; and associate Gillian Hulme advises on environmental risk and liability in relation to corporate and property transactions.

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