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If you have an environment law issue, then you will find the right lawyer to advise you on Solicitors Guru. Whether you are having a dispute regarding waste, or need advice on complying with relevant environmental legislation, we can help you locate the best environment solicitor in your area. (more...)

Environment permits and licences

Environmental permits and licences are a key component of EU and UK business regulation, designed to accelerate the transition to a zero waste and low-carbon economy. Operating a regulated facility or carrying on a business activity without due authorisation is an offence, enforced through criminal penalties and civil sanctions. Consequently, permitting and licence issues must be considered and fully reported when undertaking due diligence and/or advising on:

  • corporate, property and banking transactions
  • development, redevelopment or infrastructure projects
  • existing operations

If you need an environmental licence or permit, then you will need to take advice from an experienced environment law solicitor.

Offences and penalties

Environmental regulators have direct enforcement responsibilities for the investigation of breaches of regulation, and a duty to apply regulatory powers to address offences falling within their remit.

Civil sanctions were introduced under Regulatory Sanctions and Enforcement Act 2008, and the orders came into force in England on 6 April 2010 and in Wales on 15 July 2010. Environment Agency guidance states that 'the aim of enforcement is to make sure business and industry takes appropriate action to protect the environment, make sure regulations which prevent pollution are complied with and secure better outcomes for the environment, people and business'. The Environment Agency may decide to enforce when any of the following occur:

  • an incident
  • a breach of the conditions of a permitted activity
  • non-compliance with legislation

We can assist you with finding a solicitor to provide advice if you have been charged with an environment related offence.

Find an experienced environment solicitor in your area by searching Solicitors Guru today.


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Richard Buxton Languages: English, French Address: 19b Victoria Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1JP, England Tel: 01223 328933 No reviews yet
Her Majesty's Courts Service (Wiltshire) Languages: Address: 43-55 Milford Street, Laverstock, Wiltshire, SP1 2BP, England Tel: 01722 415433 No reviews yet
James Button & Co Languages: English Address: 7 Devonshire Drive, Wensley, Derbyshire, DE4 2HB, England Tel: 01629 735566 No reviews yet
Margaret Payne Languages: French Address: Carlisle Law Chambers, 80 English Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8HP, England Tel: 07710 050 100 No reviews yet
Colmore Square Trustees Limited Languages: English Address: 1 Colmore Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 6AA, England Tel: 0870 763 2000 No reviews yet
George Hawks Solicitor Languages: English Address: Gingers Acre, Catsgore, Somerset, TA11 7EL, England Tel: 01963 240 409 No reviews yet
Pms Planning and Environment Languages: English Address: 26 Bigwood Avenue, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 6FQ, England Tel: 01273 884984 No reviews yet
Clifford Joseph Languages: French, Italian, Spanish Address: Gatehouse Tiggers, Hall Place Lane, Burchetts Green, Applehouse Hill, Berkshire, SL6 6QY, England Tel: 01628 823331 No reviews yet
Peter M Mcmurtrie Solicitor and Notary Public Languages: English Address: Walk Farm, Moorend Road, Chaceley, Gloucestershire, GL19 4NS, England Tel: 01452 840373 No reviews yet
Andrew Burn Solicitor Languages: English, French, Italian Address: Woodlands, Leys Close, Drayton, Worcestershire, DY9 0UL, England Tel: 01384 826361 No reviews yet
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