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Environment lawyers

Companies face increasing regulatory, governance and public pressure to manage and minimise the impact of their business operations on the environment. At the same time the environment agenda is opening up significant opportunities to new and evolving businesses.

For over 25 years, CMS has consistently been a leader in the UK and Europe in specialist environment legal advice. Peers and clients have continuously rated us in the top tiers, due to our depth of knowledge, experience and application across most sectors.

We undertake advisory work on current and new regulations, together with a wide variety of transactional work where environment issues are dominant, including cutting edge development of contractual language. We advise on disputes work involving prosecutions, regulatory enforcement, permitting appeals and variations, civil nuisances, claims under indemnities and warranties, insurance, D&O claims and professional negligence.

Multi-national and national organisations come to us for matters where environment issues, risks and opportunities are significant to the commercial success of their businesses. We work for clients in virtually all sectors, including chemicals, cleantech, construction, consumer products, energy, energy efficiency, energy from waste, environment consultancies, finance, infrastructure and projects, insurance, manufacturing, real estate and hotels, renewables, telecoms, transport, water and waste management. We are well-known for our horizon scanning and creative thinking.

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Jan Burgess
Part­ner
Head of Health & Safety
United Kingdom, London
United Kingdom, Aberdeen
Jan Burgess heads the Health and Safety team covering the whole of the UK, is a solicitor-advocate, and has practised as a litigator for over 20 years – the vast majority of that has been dedicated...
Esme Saynor
Esme Saynor
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Sheffield
Esme Saynor is an environmental adviser specialising in environment and health and safety matters. She advises and has represented a broad spectrum of clients across sectors and has experience across...
Catherine McAndrew
Catherine McAndrew
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Sheffield
Catherine McAndrew is an Associate in the Defendant Personal Injury team. Catherine specialises in Defendant Employers Liability /Public Liability Litigation.  Catherine’s current clients include central...
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Robin Hutchison
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Robin Hutchison is a Planning and Environment partner who advises companies, public bodies and funders on major projects, developments and transactions.He has a particular focus on planning/consenting...
Jacqueline Redares
Jacqueline Rédarès
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Aberdeen
Jacqueline is a Senior Associate in the Health and Safety team.
Valentina Keys
Valentina Keys
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Valentina is an Environmental law specialist at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP. She has been practicing this area of law since 2008. She regularly advises clients on various aspects of the sustainability/climate...
Rosalind Morgan
Rosalind Morgan
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Aberdeen
Rosalind is a Senior Associate in the Environment, Health & Safety Department.
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Victoria Peckett
Part­ner
Co-Head, Construction & Engineering
United Kingdom, London
Victoria Peckett is the co-head of the Construction team in the UK and has more than 20 years’ experience advising clients on all aspects of construction.She advises a wide variety of employer clients...
Joanna Waddell
Joanna Waddell
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Joanna is a Senior Associate in the Environment Team.
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Robert Lane
Part­ner
Head of the CMS Energy Group
United Kingdom, London
Robert Lane is Head of the CMS Energy Group, and is Head of Power and of Regulated Industries (power, water, gas & clean energy). He has been advising in the sector for over 30 years.The Power/Clean Energy...