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Contaminated Land

Landmark’s expertise in public law, property law and environmental law makes us uniquely placed to advise and act on the cases concerning contaminated land. Barristers regularly advise on sites with a history of contamination which are proposed for development. The property team at Landmark advise and act on contaminated land cases involving nuisance. Moreover, members regularly advise on issues under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 including in relation to liability and apportionment for the clean-up of sites. Barristers have been involved in both of the appeals there have been against remediation notices under that Act, namely in respect of St Leonard’s Court (see R (Redland Minerals Ltd) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [2011] Env. L.R. 2 and R (Crest Nicholson Residential Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [2011] Env. L.R. 1) and Willenhall Gas Works.

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