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Environmental

Environmental

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Hewitsons is able to offer clients high-quality specialist advice on all aspects of environmental law. The depth of service is enhanced by our ability to draw on wider expertise from across the firm to make sure that we achieve the best possible outcomes. The team prides itself on gaining a practical understanding of your business, so that realistic and practical solutions can be achieved.


Our team of environment lawyers is experienced in a wide array of relevant sectors, from waste management, haulage and manufacturing to agriculture and renewables.


The environment team:


  • Advise in relation to compliance and the interpretation of consents and permits
  • Act as advocates at public inquiries in relation to environmental permits
  • Represent operators in connection with enforcement action by the Environment Agency
  • Are experienced in advising in connection with judicial review of decisions of the Environment Agency and Local Authorities in relation to environmental decisions, advising on procedure and merits.
  • Have a practical understanding of the nature of their client’s business which enables realistic and practical solutions to be offered.
  • Advise in connection with contaminated land where that affects property or business transactions but also where notices have been served or are anticipated
  • Advise in connection with statutory nuisance, including in relation to appeals against abatement notices and defence of prosecutions
  • Are familiar with the Environmental Information Regulations

Key Contacts

Denise Wilkinson - Partner

Denise Wilkinson

Partner

+44 (0)1223 532743

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Gareth Williams - Partner

Gareth Williams

Partner

+44 (0)1604 463344

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Brendon Lee - Associate

Brendon Lee

Associate

+44 (0)1223 532757

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Meet the team

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"Congratulations and thanks for a job done so well that no words can express our deep gratitude. Right from the outset since our initial contact until the very end, we found you all to be the most professional, highly experienced and most co-operative team anyone can dream of. Hats off to you all."
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"We have nothing but praise for the skill and care you have shown and the excellent advice you have given us."
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