Environmental and Sustainability Legal Advice

Helping you navigate increasing complexity

The world is on a fast trajectory towards a more sustainable future. This journey will lead to increased environmental and sustainability regulation across all sectors of the economy.

How can we help?

We can help you to identify and harness the opportunities arising from changing environmental and sustainability regulation and ensure that your company is ready to achieve full compliance.

Our team provides commercial and market-focussed advice to clients in a range of sectors, including in particular manufacturing clients, energy and waste companies, oil and gas operators and construction companies.

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Risk Management

Risk management on purchase or sale of companies or assets, including due diligence and drafting and negotiating warranties and indemnities in sale and purchase documentation

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Contaminated Land

Advice on sale of land, change of use and development

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Interaction with Regulators

Defence of criminal prosecutions and assistance with regulator interaction, particularly in the context of compliance with complicated end of waste regulations

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Waste Management

Assistance with waste management, permitting and defence of waste-related prosecutions

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Surface and groundwater discharges and contamination

Including changes to discharge limits in permits and guidance on next steps after breaches of permits

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Emissions

Air emissions and implications of changes to baseline conditions in permits

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Extended Producer Responsibility

Assistance with extended producer responsibility regulations for waste electronics, packaging and batteries regulation

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Chemicals Management

Chemicals regulation and the implications of Brexit and REACH for UK and European manufacturers, exporters and downstream users

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Decommissioning

Decommissioning of onshore and offshore assets, management of waste from installations and permit surrender

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Nuisance and Negligence

Defence of nuisance and negligence issues associated with noise, dust and odour

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Permitting

Environmental permitting, during day to day operations, site closure and mothballing

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Carbon Trading and Reporting

Carbon reporting, carbon trading and guidance on steps to reach net-zero carbon emissions and TCFD targets

Contact us

Georgie Messent

Georgie Messent

Environmental and Sustainability Legal Advice, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7870 598098

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