Environmental & regulatory

A practical, knowledgeable approach to environmental risk, regulatory compliance and incident management.

Pragmatic, effective advice and support

Environmental law is all about the protection, regulation and improvement of the natural environment. While regulatory law involves compliance with the complex web of rules and regulations that apply to most organisations. In both cases, we can help you ensure your organisation is complying with its responsibilities and support you if you find its inadvertently in breach of them. Finding sensible solutions and acting quickly is what we do best.

Whatever the issue, we can help

You can turn to us for support on a wide range of issues relating to local authority and Environment Agency regulation. From pollution, flooding, noise nuisance and waste management to health and safety matters. We also advise on projects such as land transactions and property development where obstacles including contamination or biodiversity requirements demand strategic advice and carefully drafted conditions.

We’re also here to advise you on licensing issues and business crime. Whether commercial, insolvency, civil fraud or corporate crime, we deal with investigations and prosecutions involving corporations, directors and managers.

Clear commercial guidance

Our team has a great depth and breadth of knowledge, experience and resources and is headed by a former Environmental Agency solicitor.

We understand the regulations and the issues surrounding them and appreciate you need commercial advice that’s both accurate and cost-effective. So we identify practical options, present them clearly in plain English and help you decide on the most appropriate approach. We also have the skills to advocate for you to get the best outcome possible.

Access to our network of specialists

Our aim is to minimise your risk by swiftly providing well-informed, decisive advice. If we don’t have the skills you need in-house, we’ll refer you to the right person.
Some issues need specialist environmental consultants. Our network of trusted advisors includes engineers, hydrologists, geologists, ecologists, modellers and planners.

Complex criminal investigations require leading experts in digital and accountancy forensics, we assess teach situation and make sure you have the best team available.

 

What areas do we cover?

Environmental

  • Compulsory land acquisitions/purchase orders
  • Environmental permit compliance
  • Liability for environmental contamination, pollution and waste
  • Licencing including applications, variations and compliance with conditions
  • Environmental and land-based disputes
  • Flytipping
  • Flooding and drainage
  • Energy and renewables
  • Site contamination, asbestos and brownfield development advice

 

Licensing

  • Shotgun and firearms licensing
  • Taxi licensing
  • Alcohol and entertainment licensing

Regulatory

  • Covid-19 – returning to the workplace
  • Health and safety
  • Local authority
  • HMRC investigations
  • RSPCA and animal welfare

 

Fraud

  • Business crime
  • Proceeds of Crime Act
  • FCA investigations
  • Seizure and forfeiture
  • Money laundering
  • Confiscation orders
  • Unexplained wealth

For advice you can rely on, contact us today

0300 124 0406
enquiries@schofieldsweeney.co.uk

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