New challenges are continually being faced in the environment sector, from growing concerns over climate change to increasing pollution of air, water and soil. The environment industry is a principal focus at 2 Hare Court, running in tandem with our Health & Safety Group. Recent years have seen an increase in the number and complexity of Environmental statutes and regulations. Sentences in environmental cases have also seen a sharp rise.
We are at the forefront of this rapidly evolving industry, specialising in matters brought by the Environment Agency or local authorities in relation to permitting breaches, hazardous waste, contaminated water and land and statutory nuisance. We have dealt with high profile Environment Agency prosecutions, and defended companies and individuals charged with the full breadth of environmental offences. Members have also been seconded to the Environment Agency.
We understand the legal issues that underpin the environment sector. We provide a well-founded combination of industry experience and specialist legal knowledge across multiple practice areas.