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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.
- 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.
- Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts – Criminal Proceedings)
- LLB (Hons), University of Manchester
- Working party member of the Environmental Litigation Group and Water Group
- Contributes quarterly to the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management Journal.