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Environmental legal issues present an ongoing compliance challenge for all business sectors. Regulators continue to place new and more stringent demands upon businesses to meet enhanced environmental standards. Customers in many sectors are focussing on environmental issues and corporate responsibility, with impacts throughout the supply chain. This is driven by global trends such as increased chemical regulation, product stewardship and environmental accountability, as well as public concerns around climate change and sustainability.

How we can help

Our environmental lawyers have in depth experience of the full range of environmental issues. We can provide environmental legal advice and representation wherever you do business, working with your other external advisors (such as technical consultants) as appropriate. We also work closely with our colleagues in other teams such as regulatory, real estate, planning, construction, and energy, where the legal requirements often interact.

We will work with you to understand your business, as well as your environmental legal requirements, to ensure that our advice is always focused and relevant.

Many businesses require environmental advice across a number of jurisdictions globally. As an international environment team, we regularly advise on a multi-jurisdictional basis, providing you with one central point of contact within Eversheds Sutherland. This ensures that you receive consistent, seamless and fully integrated advice, without having to liaise directly with individual lawyers across many jurisdictions.

Brexit and chemical compliance - Oct 2016

Brexit and environmental law update - Oct 2016

What others say about us

“Highly regarded practice offering both contentious and non-contentious services. Regularly advises on transactions and compliance projects, as well as defending prosecutions. Experienced in working with a range of clients, including those in the chemical, waste and energy sectors.”

"They were highly responsive, very knowledgeable, and were able to bring people to the discussion in a timely manner."

"The type of work they do, and the quality, is great."

The "very good and very timely" Elizabeth Shepherd is noted by a client for her "quality of information," which is described as "excellent." She advises on a range of non-contentious issues, including environmental-related oil and gas issues and REACH.

Legal director Jane Southworth is "highly regarded when it comes to areas such as REACH and WEEE," according to sources. She also handles transactional work and is highlighted as "good to work with - sensible, with a commercial view."

Chambers UK 2016

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