Problems associated with environmental responsibility and waste management are continually affecting all elements of property transactions.
Government regulation and complex legal obligations are being introduced to deal with the environmental consequences of our actions, most notably a regime to deal with the responsibilities for land classified as contaminated. The focus is now switching rapidly towards recycling and disposal by natural methods, through schemes such as the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme and the introduction of ‘green’ leases.
Our environmental team delivers practical advice on the impact of environmental regulation on businesses. Our advice not only covers compliance but also the anticipation of the evolving regulatory framework and current trends in environmental issues. We act for landowners and developers, advising on a wide range of scenarios including option agreements, mineral leases, extraction restoration and development.