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Environmental Law

No5 Chambers' experienced team has maintained a fine track record in the most complex and cutting-edge environmental cases. Members regularly appear in technically and legally complex cases before Inspectors, criminal courts, the High Court and Divisional Court.
Their long experience in dealing with these technical issues before a variety of tribunals is a particular strength. For example, members have been involved in many recently reported cases such as: Gilbert [2014] EWHC 1952 (Admin) re noise and cumulative EIA; EMR ( [2013] Env. L.R. 14 ) re waste; Walker [2014] 1 Cr. App. R. 30; [2014] Env. L.R. 22 the first Court of Appeal case on the Environmental Permitting Regulations; Abbotskerswell Parish Council v Teignbridge DC and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014 EWHC 4166 (Admin) on local plans and habitats protection (Greater Horseshoe Bat).
 
Members are presently instructed in water quality cases under the Environmental Damage Regulations and the Water Framework Directive, each being the first of its type.
 
Expertise includes:
 
  • Waste, water and contaminated land
  • Drainage
  • EIA
  • Nature conservation and habitat Protection
  • Noise
  • Nuisance
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Odour

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