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Olivia Jamison

Partner

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.

With more than 450 energy and climate change lawyers, including over 100 partners, the CMS Energy and Climate Change practice is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Led from its centres of excellence such as London and Aberdeen, the practice works across 75 offices globally. Building on 40 years of experience advising on power, oil & gas and renewables through to energy disputes, emerging areas and Energy Transition, CMS is uniquely placed to ensure clients receive advice best suited to their commercial needs and to our collective future.

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"A lawyer who is 'very good at looking at the bigger picture and future-proofing what may come up on the horizon'. 'She is very proactive and 'she's very good at dealing with regulators'."

Legal 500, 2020

“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

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10 June 2020
Fu­ture Fa­cing Dis­putes - Emer­gence of Cli­mate Change Lit­ig­a­tion
Fu­ture Fa­cing Dis­putes - Emer­gence of Cli­mate Change Lit­ig­a­tion art­icle from CMS. Find out more.
06 August 2020
1 week left to re­spond to Con­sulta­tion on De­part­ing from Re­tained EU Case...
The Min­istry of Justice has pub­lished a con­sulta­tion on the de­par­ture from re­tained EU case law by UK courts and tribunals. Re­sponses are in­vited to the con­sulta­tion ques­tions by 13 Au­gust 2020. At the...
28 April 2020
Key con­sid­er­a­tions for con­duct­ing in­tern­al in­vest­ig­a­tions re­motely
This guide ex­plores the key prac­tic­al and leg­al is­sues that in­vest­ig­at­ors should have in mind when car­ry­ing out their work on in­tern­al in­vest­ig­a­tions re­motely in­clud­ing plan­ning, priv­ilege, in­ter­views and em­ploy­ment rights, data gath­er­ing and pro­tec­tion a
08 July 2020
En­ergy Re­lated products: call for evid­ence on post EU Exit ap­proach
The De­part­ment for Busi­ness, En­ergy and In­dus­tri­al Strategy has pub­lished a call for evid­ence in re­la­tion to en­ergy-re­lated products, which closes on 4 Septem­ber 2020.[1] To date, le­gis­la­tion on eco­design...
8 April 2020
Emer­gency Re­sponse - En­vir­on­ment
Our spe­cial­ist En­vir­on­ment team has an ex­tens­ive and suc­cess­ful his­tory of sup­port­ing cli­ents when en­vir­on­ment­al in­cid­ents hap­pen. Find out how we can help.
06 July 2020
Court of Ap­peal waste law judg­ment (Eng­land)
In May 2020 the Court of Ap­peal ruled on is­sues con­cern­ing the law­ful­ness of an ex­empt waste man­age­ment op­er­a­tion; in this in­stance the stor­age and treat­ment of waste wood. At tri­al both the op­er­at­ing...
9 October 2019
Latest po­s­i­tion on EU tax­onomy reg­u­la­tion re sus­tain­able fin­ance
On 24 Septem­ber 2019, the EU Coun­cil pub­lished this 'I' Item Note giv­ing its ma­jor­ity ap­prov­al to pro­ceed with the next stage in the le­gis­lat­ive jour­ney of the “Tax­onomy Reg­u­la­tion”, be­ing in­vit­ing ne­go­ti­ations with the European Par­lia­ment. An aim of the
02 July 2020
ICAO agrees to ad­just COR­SIA baseline for CO2 emis­sions for avi­ation in...
On 30 June 2020, the Coun­cil of the In­ter­na­tion­al Civil Avi­ation Or­gan­iz­a­tion (ICAO) ad­op­ted a de­cision ad­just­ing the peri­od to be used as the baseline for meas­ur­ing the growth of CO2 emis­sions un­der...
5 September 2019
Ker­nel: Au­tumn 2019
Wel­come to the latest edi­tion of Ker­nel, our Scot­land food and drink bul­let­in. In Ker­nel, we ex­am­ine cur­rent leg­al is­sues af­fect­ing the Scot­tish food and drink in­dustry and provide bites­ize art­icles on key de­vel­op­ments.
22 June 2020
Free­ports: an Over­view of the Key Is­sues
In­tro­duc­tion The Gov­ern­ment’s Free­ports Con­sulta­tion (the “Con­sulta­tion”) is due to close in just un­der a  month’s time, on 13 Ju­ly 2020. The Con­sulta­tion seeks views on the Gov­ern­ment’s pro­pos­al...
January 2017
A Breath of Fresh Air
Paul Sherid­an and Olivia Jam­is­on dis­cuss the is­sue of air qual­ity.
18 June 2020
Gov­ern­ment Re­sponse on the fu­ture of UK car­bon trad­ing con­firms plans for...
The UK Gov­ern­ment has, on 1 June 2020, con­firmed in its con­sulta­tion re­sponse The fu­ture of UK car­bon trad­ing (the “Con­sulta­tion Re­sponse”) its in­ten­tion to es­tab­lish a UK Emis­sions Trad­ing Sys­tem...