International Environmental Work
- Access to Environmental Information
- Air Quality
- Climate Change and Emissions Trading
- Contaminated Land
- Environmental Appeals and Inquiries
- Environmental Enforcement Action
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Environmental Permitting
- EU Environmental Law and Regulation
- Flooding and Drainage
- International Environmental Work
- Judicial Review
- Landscape and Countryside
- Marine Planning and Harbour Orders
- Pollution and Regulatory Issues
- Strategic Environmental Assessment
- Village Greens, Commons and Manorial Rights
- Water Law
- Wildlife and Habitats
- Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel
Much of our environmental law work involves an international element. We have in-depth expertise in relation to the international environmental treaties to which the UK and/or EU are party. This includes advising on their application in domestic and EU law, as well as issues of interpretation involving public international law principles. Our experience of the conventions which have informed EU environmental legislation is of particular relevance in the context of Brexit, since whilst the UK’s obligations under EU law will fall away, its obligations under those conventions (e.g. Bonn, Bern and Aarhus) will remain.
We have also acted in proceedings before international courts and tribunals, including the overwhelming majority of communications to the UNECE Aarhus Compliance Committee in Geneva concerning allegations of non-compliance by the United Kingdom with its obligations under the convention, as well as a major international arbitration relating to the international law of the sea.
For details of Landmark’s international practice generally, please see the Landmark International website.