Environmental law is of significant importance to regulating the interactions between businesses, people and the environment. This covers a number of issues from pollution control and land remediation to resource conservation and management.
Bristol is home to a range of highly experienced companies involved in the advisement of environmental issues.
Burges Salmon provide both national and international clients a broad range of legal advice from their dedicated environmental department. Key areas range from environmental litigation, risk and policy to issues surrounding waste management, carbon, energy and many more.
Lyons Davidson, operating out of their three principal Bristol offices was among the first law firms in the UK to achieve the ISO14001 standard in environmental management and has made a commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2011.
The city also plays host to the headquarters of the Environment Agency the regulatory public body with a central role in delivering the environmental priorities of central government. Their Netregs partnership between governing bodies, SEPA in Scotland and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) provides free environmental guidance to small and medium sized businesses on environmental compliance throughout the UK.
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