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Olivia Jamison

Partner
Lawyer

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English

Olivia Jamison is a specialist environment practitioner advising on environment and health and safety matters.  She advises on various aspects of environmental liability, regulatory compliance, risk transfer and strategic sensitive environment issues at domestic and EU level.

CMS is “one of the best firms in the market for environment work” (Legal 500, 2014) with Olivia rated as a leading individual and “conscientious, thoughtful and a pleasure to work with” (Legal 500, 2015). The CMS Environment team has been ranked Tier 1 in Legal 500 2016 and Band 1 in Chambers 2017 with Olivia individually listed in both directories.

Olivia’s practice covers the transfer of liability in transactions, energy from waste and alternative energy operations, contaminated land issues, advising regarding prospective and impending legislation and the impact on business practice, investments and products, representing companies in regulatory investigations including crisis management, interviews and court proceedings, contractual and regulatory liabilities, pursuing appeals in respect of environmental permits, statutory notices and regulators' decisions and civil litigation.

Olivia has been listed as a “recommended attorney” by Global Law Experts.

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“very efficient and very knowledgeable,” and is "a pleasure to deal with."

Chambers, 2019

"she has in-depth knowledge and helpful personal experience of all of the regulators."

Chambers 2018

“Thought by some to be the ‘best overall group in London’” and “a formidable team”

Legal 500 2016

“Dedicated [...] breaks down complex issues well”

Chambers 2017

Won Client Nominated ILO Client Choice Award for Environment/Climate change 2015

"an extremely smart lawyer. She is client-focused, looking to use the best dispute resolution options and regulatory routes to resolve client issues"

Chambers 2016

Relevant experience

  • Developers and energy generators on the Environmental Liability Directive, Habitats Directive, the Birds Directive, the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and onshore and offshore liability.
  • Manufacturers in respect of energy efficiency and energy labelling requirements, conflict minerals developments, WEEE, RoHS, REACH, CLP, transportation, batteries, waste and the circular economy.
  • All aspects of environment regulation including, the obligations on operators pursuant to environmental permits, sanctions for non-compliance and rights of appeal.
  • Permitted facilities in relation to numerous regulatory notices and appeals in respect of enforcement notices and terms of consents including successful withdrawal of notices and successful compromise of appeals by the Environment Agency due to their change of interpretation following submissions.
  • Investors in respect of the purchase of facilities and on the decommissioning of infrastructure and legacy related liability issues, the transfer of liability arising out of contaminated land, drafting letters of appointment, considering environmental reports and drafting and negotiating warranties and indemnities.
  • Legal reviews on issues arising in relation to subsea infrastructure including marine licence and consents review regarding various OFTO projects and a FOAK tidal project.
  • Immediate response on environmental incidents including regulatory investigations, crisis management, interviews under compulsion and under caution and managing statutory requests for information. Prosecutions and enforcement activities including enforcement undertakings advice.
  • Group actions in respect of alleged civil nuisance (odour, pests and noise) arising in relation to various types of facilities and in relation to statutory nuisance.
  • Businesses on carbon reduction and energy efficiency related laws including the Energy Efficiency Directive, Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance Standards, the CRC and the EU ETS.
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Education

  • Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts – Criminal Proceedings)
  • LLB (Hons), University of Manchester
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Memberships

  • UKELA
  • Working party member of the Environmental Litigation Group and Water Group
  • HSLA
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Publications

  • Contributes quarterly to the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management Journal. 
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January 2017
A Breath of Fresh Air
19/03/2019
Ship­ping and Car­bon: UK ap­proach to EU MRV Reg­u­la­tion and IMO DCS
As part of the European ship car­bon re­port­ing sys­tem gov­erned by the EU MRV Reg­u­la­tion (EU) 2015/757 (“EU MRV Reg­u­la­tion”) ship­ping com­pan­ies have un­til 30 April 2019 to sub­mit their ship emis­sions re­ports for rel­ev­ant ships for com­pli­ance year 1st Janu­ary.
15 August 2016
The Cir­cu­lar Eco­nomy Pack­age: A Work In Pro­gress
15/03/2019
Law sides with cli­mate change against coal
Min­ing com­pany, Gloucester Re­sources Lim­ited (GRL), ap­pealed to the Land and En­vir­on­ment Court of New South Wales, Aus­tralia, against a min­is­teri­al de­cision to re­ject its ap­plic­a­tion to de­vel­op and op­er­ate an open cut coal mine, Rocky Hill, near Gloucester,.
11/08/2015
The Com­mis­sion Con­sults: Bar­ri­ers to the im­ple­ment­a­tion...
14/03/2019
Ship­ping and car­bon: EU and IMO sys­tems to align
On 4 Feb­ru­ary 2019 the European Com­mis­sion (EC) tabled a pro­pos­al con­cern­ing the amend­ment of Reg­u­la­tion (EU) 2015/757 on the mon­it­or­ing, re­port­ing and veri­fic­a­tion of car­bon di­ox­ide emis­sions from mari­time trans­port (the “EU MRV Reg­u­la­tion”).
03/06/2015
Does your com­pany com­ply with the EU en­ergy ef­fi­ciency...
13/03/2019
Brexit win­dow open for REACH changes
Many busi­nesses will have con­sidered the im­plic­a­tions of a “no deal” Brexit scen­ario on the sup­ply of reg­u­lated sub­stances between EU-27 and the UK. In the event that the UK were to with­draw from EU mem­ber­ship without an agree­ment on 29 March 2019 or at any.
14/05/2014
Get En­gaged: gov­ern­ment-led en­vir­on­ment law re­view
07/03/2019
Ob­struct­ing the reg­u­lat­or: a rare judg­ment
This art­icle relates to ap­peals by a num­ber of em­ploy­ees fol­low­ing their con­vic­tions for ob­struct­ing En­vir­on­ment Agency of­ficers in the ex­er­cise of their stat­utory powers of in­vest­ig­a­tion. Judg­ment in the ap­peals was handed down at the end of Janu­ary 2019.
22/01/2014
CIWM Feb­ru­ary 2013
19/02/2019
Pack­aging, Plastics and Waste: Sig­ni­fic­ant UK Pro­pos­als An­nounced 
On 18 Feb­ru­ary 2019, four con­sulta­tions re­lat­ing to pack­aging, plastic use and waste man­age­ment were launched with ma­jor im­plic­a­tions for pro­du­cers, man­u­fac­tur­ers, re­tail­ers, loc­al au­thor­it­ies, the waste man­age­ment sec­tor and con­sumers.