Our Environmental Team provides advice and support on a range of environmental compliance, management and other operational matters, dealing with risks and liabilities for clients in Scotland, the UK and internationally.
Keeping up to date and complying with the legislation and guidance issued by a range of regulatory bodies - which includes the EU, UK and Scottish Governments, the Food Standards Agency, HSE and SEPA - is an on-going challenge for most businesses. It often seems that nothing can be done without some regulation or potential liability impacting upon it.
Environmental aspects of corporate, property, finance and project deals including environmental insurance.
Waste management and contaminated land.
Asbestos, noise nuisance, fish farming, forestry and radioactive substances issues.
Environmental due diligence and contractual negotiation on corporate and real estate transactions.
All aspects of waste and producer responsibility (including detailed WEEE & RoHS compliance, REACH, Packaging Waste as well as waste permitting and contracts).
Water use, water discharge, effluent and sewerage matters.
Environmental protest issues, litigation and defence of prosecutions, licensing, permitting, notices and appeals.
To make matters worse, policy makers and advisers seem to focus on the problems, rather than finding business-friendly solutions. At Davidson Chalmers Stewart we take a different approach. In addition to simply identifying the key issues, our experienced team of commercially-minded specialists provides practical and innovative solutions. Our clients include small to medium enterprises, the public sector and plcs.
Our aim is to make effective liability management and compliance as easy and cost effective as possible.
The team is well-known for its expertise in dealing with compliance and management issues in a range of sectors including agricultural, waste and resources, industrial, technology, energy and construction. We provide advice on waste, environmental permitting, water law and defending prosecutions for various offences.
What Others Say:
Legal 500, the leading guide to law firms and solicitors in the UK, notes:
"Team head Laura Tainsh, who is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as an environmental law specialist, has established a first-rate reputation among clients, which include landfill operators, recycling and waste management companies, and transport operators."
Environmental Experience in the Following Sectors:
We have substantial experience in advising in the Waste and Resource Management sector, acting on behalf of clients involved with waste management, disposal and treatment activities, waste-to-energy and packaging and recycling.
At Davidson Chalmers Stewart we have a wealth of experience in helping rural businesses adapt to the pressures of today and the broad range of specialisms and sector knowledge within the firm are fundamental to this.
Davidson Chalmers Stewart LLP is one of the most trusted names in the provision of renewable energy legal advice in Scotland. And when you’re operating in a sector as competitive and rapidly evolving as renewable energy you need lawyers who can deliver swift transactions, innovative solutions and prompt resolutions to complex disputes.
A typical law firm? Not really. But a partner for the people and businesses we work with? Absolutely.
Our determination to do things a better way is nothing without our clients. So if you like what you see and think we’d make a good team, let’s talk. Pick up the phone and call us direct or make specific enquiries to our individual email addresses across the website. Alternatively use the form to submit general questions and comments.