Environmental Law

What does environmental law cover?

Environmental law is generally concerned with regulating the balance between individual freedom to act as we choose and the protection of the environment in the wider public interest. It is very broad in its scope, including matters as diverse as the protection of endangered habitats and species on the one hand, and remedies for neighbour nuisance on the other. 

As concern for the environment has become more widespread, so regulation has increased and become more complex. Much of this regulation is derived from European law and cases decided in the European Court of Justice can have an effect on environmental law in the UK. 

myBarrister can put you in direct contact with barristers who have specialist expertise in environmental law, that includes, for example issues relating to:

  • planning, including the environmental requirements of new development, environmental impact assessment, and enforcement of planning control
  • pollution – including air quality, contamination of groundwater, and light pollution
  • criminal offences concerning environmental regulation
  • water law – discharge, and abstraction
  • contaminated land
  • nuisance, including noise pollution and encroaching tree roots
  • waste disposal and recycling
  • strategic environmental assessment of plans and projects
  • preservation of the natural environment, including the application of the European Environmental Liability Directive
  • climate change

myBarrister barristers can advise on both contentious (ie where there is a dispute) and non-contentious (ie where their advice is required) environmental issues. They can represent you in courts, tribunals and in judicial reviews.

Why should I choose a barrister?

Barristers are experts in the law and in the conduct of legal disputes. They are able to advise you on your legal position, draft legal documents, advise on formal proceedings and use their advocacy skills to represent you to the highest standard in any court, tribunal or hearing. 

Which barrister should I choose?

If you need expert advice on environmental law matter that is affecting you personally or in your business, choose a barrister on myBarrister. Barristers will provide you with expert, cost-effective and high-value guidance so you that you know where you stand and can take the right decisions about what to do next. 

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