1COR are at the forefront of this rapidly developing area of law. We appear in civil, regulatory and criminal proceedings and we advise on transactional work, particularly environmental warranties and indemnities, involving UK and international risks. We have claimants, industry and regulators as our clients.

We have a particular expertise in environmental group litigation, judicial review and cases involving a crossover between environmental and human rights issues.

Areas covered include:

  • Human Rights & Access to Justice
  • Planning Inquiries
  • Planning Judicial Review
  • Waste
  • Nuisance
  • Prosecutions
  • Rivers and Waterways
  • Renewable Energy and Climate Change

Our barristers act for a very wide range of clients, from groups of Colombian farmers to large multinational companies, and from private individuals challenging planning decisions to environmental regulators.

“1 Crown Office Row is a well-regarded set which draws instructions from such clients as utilities companies, environmental groups, individuals and local authorities. Members act in a variety of environmental nuisance claims, water issues and waste disputes, and are well equipped to handle both civil and criminal proceedings.” (Chambers & Partners 2020)

1 Crown Office Row is proud to be a member of UKELA (UK Environmental Law Association), the foremost membership body for anyone working in the environmental law sector. UKELA offers cutting edge CPD and events that keep its members up to date on the environmental law topics that matter at which 1 Crown Office Row is a regular contributor. We recommend membership to anyone interested in environmental law.  Find out more on UKELA’s website here.

Matthew Phipps 1COR

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