In such a fast-moving regulatory landscape, it’s vital businesses keep up with developments in environmental law and regulation. Our environmental lawyers provide advice and training for companies wanting to understand and minimise their liabilities.

If your company is facing an investigation or prosecution from the Environment Agency, we can advise on all aspects of the process. We have defended many businesses from regulatory prosecutions – particularly in the construction, demolition and manufacturing sectors.

How Our Environmental Regulation Solicitors Can Help

We want to help make your projects happen, not provide reasons they shouldn’t.

From ship breaking to fracking, our environmental lawyers will give advice which is practical and free from legal jargon.

Our environmental work includes advice in relation to:

  • Breaches of permits, licences and consents
  • Defence of companies and individuals following major environmental incidents, including interviews under caution
  • Waste (including import/export, waste tipping and illegal dumping)
  • Noise and Odour (including abatement notices)
  • Water Pollution
  • Contaminated Land
  • Pollution control and remediation
  • Resource conservation
  • Appealing notices, suspension/revocation of environmental permits, site closures and injunctions
  • Civil sanctions
  • Environmental due diligence
  • Risk management, policies and procedures
  • Judicial review

Recent Work

Car Exports

We advised the directors of a car export company being prosecuted by the Environment Agency


We advised a demolition company regarding a proposed ship breaking operation on compliance with the UK legal framework

International Petroleum Company

We gave advice regarding the warranties and indemnities needed to manage the potential liabilities under the Contaminated Land regime (and other environmental legislation)

Testimonials & Client Feedback

We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

"Expertise advising clients on compliance with Europe-wide regulatory changes such as GDPR."

Chambers & Partners, 2022

"Depth of experience. IM have worked on many of the major fraud, financial services, cartel and money laundering cases and done so to an exceptionally high standard."

Legal 500, 2022

"A dynamic team with a broad skillset, particularly when assisting those that are the subject of regulatory investigation."

Legal 500, 2022

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

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Awards & Accreditation

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

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Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.