It is vitally important to keep up to date with developments in the area of environmental law to make sure that your business remains fully compliant with environmental regulations, ensuring that you meet all of your duties and obligations and to avoid the prospect of enforcement action. Many companies may assume that their activities do not warrant environmental considerations, however many such businesses can suddenly find themselves the subject of an environmental investigation as a result of accidental water pollution or non-compliance with permitting or waste regulations. The Environment Agency has responsibility for enforcing this legislation and does so in a number of ways, including penalties and criminal prosecutions. Penalties can include substantial fines and, in particularly serious cases, custodial sentences for company directors.
Seeking specialist legal advice at the earliest possible stage can be vital in limiting the financial and reputational damages caused by an Environment Agency investigation. Wilford Smith’s Regulatory and Compliance Solicitors take pride in their reputation for unique representation, giving our clients a service that is exceptionally strategic and results driven. Our lawyers will work tirelessly on your behalf to challenge erroneous findings by the Environment Agency, bringing a meticulous eye for detail to evidential analysis supported by a comprehensive understanding of environmental law. Our skills in advocacy and litigation mean we are excellently placed to conduct your defence in court, and can call on the support of the highest calibre barristers if necessary.
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Our Regulatory and Compliance Teams are based in Sheffield and London and assist clients throughout England and Wales. Contact us today on 01709 828 044 to find out how we can help.