Environmental Issues

We have wide experience of advising farmers, landowners and people affected by farming on a broad spectrum of environmental issues.

Examples include:

  • claims of nuisance from agricultural use (typically noise and smells)
  • claims of nuisance from non-agricultural use (e.g. clay pigeon shoots, motor sports)
  • water pollution
  • flooding and run-off claims
  • waste disposal and land refill
  • SSSI prosecutions
  • designation of land with high nature conservation value and species protection
  • disputes over Countryside Stewardship and Higher Level Environmental Stewardship
  • common land
  • town and village greens

We negotiate and prepare joint ventures and other agreements between landowners, government agencies and non-governmental nature conservation bodies. We also advise on nature conservation, compensation and mitigation schemes associated with major developments, including windfarms.