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Environmental and Climate Change Disputes

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The CMS Environmental and Climate Change Disputes Team advises clients on a variety of disputes arising from the changing regulatory landscape.

Our market leading lawyers have extensive experience representing clients on civil claims based in private nuisance, follow-on actions under group litigation orders, class actions, multi-jurisdictional litigation, technology disputes and reputation management. We regularly deal with MPs, liaison and select committees, action groups and PR companies.

Our experience of misrepresentation claims will be invaluable in handling environmental impact claims. 

“A 21st century 24/7 powerhouse. Experienced team with all the skills necessary to deal with large-scale commercial litigation.”

Legal 500, 2021

"The team is very experienced and very practical - we are really happy working with them."

Chambers, 2021

“They fully understand our business and go to considerable lengths to work very closely with us.”

Legal 500, 2021
Cli­mate Ac­tion & Sus­tain­ab­il­ity
Read the latest hot top­ics, is­sues and ana­lys­is on Cli­mate Change and ESG


Evol­u­tion not re­volu­tion: Cor­por­ate Re­spons­ib­il­ity and Cli­mate Change
Cli­mate change, sus­tain­ab­il­ity, and ESG are no longer niche areas of in­terest – they have be­come fun­da­ment­al to the way busi­nesses op­er­ate and im­pact the way we live our lives. Com­pan­ies face an im­port­ant...
Fu­ture Fa­cing Dis­putes - Green tech­no­logy – The key to cli­mate change mit­ig­a­tion...
Trans­par­ency is the corner­stone of ef­fect­ive ac­count­ab­il­ity, and cli­mate change re­port­ing is be­com­ing man­dat­ory in many jur­is­dic­tions around the world, in­clud­ing the UK. These changes in the reg­u­lat­ory...
Fu­ture Fa­cing Dis­putes - Emer­gence of Cli­mate Change Lit­ig­a­tion
There is grow­ing con­cern that per­son­al, prop­erty and com­mer­cial dam­age caused by cli­mate change is in­creas­ingly giv­ing rise to dis­putes. Rising costs of im­prov­ing and in­stalling flood pro­tec­tion in­fra­struc­ture...