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Burges Salmon LLP

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Head of environmental law team. Advises on UK environment, chemicals and product standards law including operational compliance, risk management in transactions, regulatory investigations, enforcement and criminal defence, regulatory appeals, tribunal hearings, judicial review and environmental civil claims. Expertise in waste management; environmental permitting; air quality; contamination and remediation; and nuisance claims. Particular specialism in product compliance regimes such as REACH, BPR, WEEE and RoHS. Dual-qualified enabling him to practice throughout England and Wales and Scotland.


Trained Burges Salmon (qualified 2006); Partner from 2016.


Vice-Chair and Company Secretary of the UK Environmental Law Association.


Attended University of Bristol (BSc Joint Hons Chemistry and Law 2003); University of the West of England (Diploma in Legal Practice 2004).


Enjoys music, cooking and the great outdoors.

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South West > Real estate > Environment

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Simon TillingBurges Salmon LLP

The ‘practical, cost-effective and very commercially orientatedBurges Salmon LLP covers environmental matters across sectors including energy, transport, chemicals, real estate, infrastructure and projects, as well as being active in the public sector. The team specialises in environmental regulatory work and provides ‘first-class lawyers’. Simon Tilling leads the team and advises on operational compliance, regulatory investigations, enforcement and environmental civil claims. Also notable are Michael Barlow, who has ‘long experience of this area and a keen eye for detail‘; nuclear specialist Ian Salter; Ross Fairley, who is particularly well known for renewables work; and senior associate Joanne Attwood, who has expertise in contentious and non-contentious environmental and regulatory issues.

London > Real estate > Environment

At Burges Salmon LLP, the full range of environmental services is provided to clients, with particular expertise in handling environmental litigation and environmental regulatory issues for large businesses. From public sector institutions to regulators and clients spanning the transport, infrastructure, nuclear, fossil and renewable energy sectors, the group’s client base receives advice on climate change and emissions markets, major industrial plant closures, decommissionings, contaminated land issues, regulatory investigations and environmental compliance work. The firm also has a large dedicated environmental litigation team, which acts in regulatory appeals, judicial reviews, environmental claims, and risk and remediation claims. Splitting their time between Bristol and London, vastly experienced practitioners include ‘thoughtful and incisive‘ practice head Simon Tilling, ‘first-class‘ energy specialist Michael Barlow, decommissioning and nuclear liability expert Ian Salter, and Ross Fairley, who is particularly active in renewable energy mandates.