Environmental Law

Highly intelligent. He is an excellent advocate and superb on his feet.” “He’s very good and very cerebral. It’s like being against an academic.” (Chambers & Partners 2017)

“Can be very forceful when necessary. When that happens you think, Crikey, I’m glad I’m not against him.” (Chambers & Partners 2016)

“He is thoughtful, studious and forceful on his feet.” (Chambers & Partners 2015)

“He is very easy to get on with and is in tune with our clients’ needs. He has got a non-aggressive but assertive and clear approach.” (Chambers & Partners 2014)

Jeremy Hyam is “a combative lawyer with great client management skills.” He recently appeared in Alyson Austin and Others, a Court of Appeal case concerning Protective Costs Orders and Group Litigation Orders. (Chambers & Partners2013)

Jeremy Hyam has an ‘excellent analytical mind’ and ‘considers the commercial element of an issue as well as the legal’. (Legal 500 2012)

Receives particular praise for his “very practical and commercially focused approach to matters.” (Chambers & Partners 2012)

“Always gives excellent, practical advice and understands what his clients need.” (Chambers & Partners 2011)

The “unflappable and extremely genial” Jeremy Hyam has been increasingly visible in the environmental courts and has a robust reputation for nuisance and waste cases. Recent highlights include his work with South West Water in relation to the collapse of a sewer. (Chambers & Partners 2010)

Selected Cases

  • Thornhill v Cambridge City Council & Anor [2015] EWCA Civ 340
  • SI Green UK v Swansea Friends of the Earth & Information Commissioner [2013] UKUT 473
  • Merthyr Tydfil Car Auction v Thomas [2013] EWCA Civ 815
  • R (Baker) v Bath & North East Somerset County Council [2013] EWHC 946
  • Thornhill & Ors v Nationwide Metal Recycling Limited [2011] EWCA Civ 919
  • Austin v Miller Argent South Wales [2011] EWCA Civ 928
  • R (Milner) v South Central Strategic Health Authority [2011] EWHC 218
  • R (Garner) v Elmbridge Borough Council & Ors [2010] EWCA Civ 1006
  • Steenberg & Anor v Enterprise Inns Plc & Anor [2010] EWCA Civ 201
  • R (Birch) v Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council [2010] EWHC 416
  • R (Repic) v The Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Anor[2009] EWHC 2015
  • Morgan v Hinton Organics (Wessex) Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 107
  • Watson & Ors v Croft Promo-sport Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 15
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