Environmental & Energy



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Utilities and waste management companies, local authorities, landowners, leading property developers and private individuals turn to Old Square Chambers for our known background in advising on environmental, planning and the full range of other civil and criminal regulatory matters.

Clients refer to our “fantastic command of domestic environmental law” and that we maintain “a particularly good track record in matters concerning waste law, waste management, air contamination and pollution issues.”

Our focus in environmental and energy

Old Square Chambers undertakes prosecution and defence work in the criminal courts, statutory appeals, scientifically complex nuisance and personal injury claims, property damage claims, major group litigation and judicial review.

Clients in disputes relating to the Environmental Permitting Regulations, Environmental Impact Assessments and the EU Waste Framework Directive consistently call upon our barristers with know-how in these areas.

Our recent environmental work

  • Advising and representing a client in disputes concerning developments in conservation areas and the workings of schemes of management under section 19 of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967;
  • Advising in a multi-party action involving discharge from power stations;
  • Appearing in proceedings concerning toxic torts and the contamination of land and water courses;
  • Appearing at the public inquiry in to the construction of the Barton Renewable Energy Plant;
  • Advice and representation in several nuisance matters
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