We have a dedicated group of client-focused specialists in environment law
We are one of the UK’s leading environmental law firms. Unlike many firms, we have a standalone environment group – not a team that is an add-on to a real estate, planning or energy practice.
Our approach is practical and commercial. We help our clients assess risk and avoid problems. Where they do have problems, we help solve them. Where damage is inevitable, we strive to limit it, with particular emphasis on protecting reputation and, when necessary, individuals.
We usually work with our clients to avoid litigation. But when we can’t avoid it, our combination of in-depth commercial understanding and criminal advocacy know-how makes us a formidable force. We also have an experience of the appeals system and judicial review.
In non-contentious areas, our environment lawyers do a wide variety of 'pure' environmental work, as well as advising on risk assessment and apportionment in corporate, property and financing transactions. They also work closely with our specialists in the areas of planning, energy and EU law.
Our clients include European and US investors in the UK, government departments and agencies, local authorities, banks, investment funds, landowners, utility operators, property companies, landfill operators, professional bodies and companies from many other sectors, including manufacturing, waste, chemicals, construction, house building, rail, mining, quarrying, oil and energy.
The most recent Chambers directory praised our "genuinely excellent" specialists for their "commercial understanding of environmental issues" and their "incredibly strong sense of strategy and tactics".
Our latest alerts, briefings & reports
Nabarro briefings and reports
Health and Safety newsletter (31 October 2013)
HEADLINES: The compensation culture: the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 to the rescue? Employing young people – a health and safety perspective; Fee for Intervention View full briefing
Planning Judicial Review time limit reduced to 6 weeks with effect from 1 July
Important changes are being made to the procedure for bringing judicial review proceedings in planning cases which come into force on 1 July. View full briefing
The Energy Bill: Levies for low-carbon energy rise
On Thursday 29 November, the Coalition Government introduced its long-awaited Energy Bill (the Bill) into Parliament. View full briefing
Mandatory carbon reporting for UK quoted businesses
Yesterday (20 June 2012), Nick Clegg announced that the Government will enact legislation mandating that all companies listed on the London Stock Exchange (about 1,800 companies) must measure and report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from April 2013.
Whilst this does not include private companies or those listed on the AIM market, the position will be reviewed in 2015, and in 2016 the Government will evaluate updated information to examine whether to extend the legislation to all large companies. View full briefing