Environment

A standout set Chambers & Partners

Landmark is consistently recognised as one of the top sets for environmental law and is ranked in the top tier by both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500. Chambers & Partners 2018 states that we are “[a] standout set… Members are a popular choice among large corporate clients and government bodies, and regularly appear in judicial reviews, statutory appeals and inquiries.”

We regularly act for government, regulators, industry, corporate clients and private individuals and groups on wide ranging issue relating to air quality, access to environmental justice (including Aarhus Convention proceedings), waste, contaminated land, pollution, climate change, emissions trading, environmental permitting and regulation (including the marine environment), environmental assessment, energy (including renewables), environmental information, utilities, habitats and species protection, nuisance and issues relating to access to the countryside, commons and village greens.

Members of Landmark led all the parties involved in the challenge to the Government’s proposals for HS2 up to the Supreme Court (R (Buckinghamshire CC) v Secretary of State for Transport), environmental assessment at every level including in the European Court, and proceedings before the Compliance Committee of the Aarhus Convention. We also acted in the recent fracking appeals in the Court of Appeal (Preston New Road Action Group v Secretary of State), the dispute over tyre burning at Rugby Cement Works (the permitting, environmental assessment and Aarhus costs aspects – R (Edwards) v Environment Agency) and contaminated land including the second ever appeal against a remediation notice under the contaminated land provisions in Part II A of the EPA 1990.

Landmark takes an active role in UKELA (one of our former members, Lord Carnwath, is its President) and regularly provides speakers to its annual conferences and a number of members contribute to Garner’s Environmental Law.

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