Guildhall Chambers has a national reputation for environmental work.
Our Environmental Team is one of the foremost teams on the Western Circuit, with a national presence. The team is made up of practitioners of varying levels of seniority, including two silks and several juniors.
Our environmental team boasts specialist barristers, who have experience in dealing with cases across the full range of subject areas. Our civil and criminal team are therefore well placed to represent companies, landowners and the regulators on all aspects of environmental litigation and advisory work.
Our environmental barristers regularly appear in the criminal courts on behalf of the regulated and regulators, and in other important forums such as civil courts, planning inquiries and the Administrative Court. Much of the domestic legislation in this area of law is derived from European legislation and we are well equipped to advise on issues of implementation and interpretation.
Our ability to draw on barristers who also specialise in other fields (most notably property, criminal and commercial law) means we can meet the interdisciplinary challenges that often arise in environmental cases. We recognise that a wide range of factors, including commercial and reputational issues, may inform the decision-making process and we always represent our clients with these factors in mind.
Our environmental law expertise includes:
Barristers in the environmental group regularly deliver papers at presentations and at external training sessions. We are always happy to discuss a matter on a preliminary basis prior to formal instruction.