Environment, safety and planning
The practice finds itself up in the rankings this year for its “excellence across the board” and “outstanding understanding of policy nuances that provide superior insight on deals.” Chambers & Partners UK 2013
Team and market reputation
The Environment, safety and planning group, headed by leading expert Caroline May (Legal 500, Chambers Directory, Guide to the World’s Leading Environmental Lawyers), consists of a dedicated team of specialist environmental, health and safety and planning lawyers working out of our international offices.
Over the past year the group has welcomed several new specialist lawyers reflecting client demand for expert advice from experienced lawyers in each of the key areas covered by the group.
Given the global nature and increasing importance of environmental and health and safety law, these areas (in addition to planning) are becoming an increasing focus of Norton Rose’s activities.
The group is already noted for its experience in Chambers and Legal 500 the latter describing the group as “one to watch” this year.
Scope of our environment, safety and planning practice
The environment, safety and planning group advises on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters working closely with our other teams including real estate, banking projects, corporate finance and dispute resolution, in addition to carrying out an increasing amount of free-standing work.
Please click on the individual environment, safety and planning links to view our specialisations.
How we add value and create solutions
In addition to technical skill and commercial acumen, our environment, safety and planning lawyers offer:
- experience in the industry of having worked for local government, public sector bodies, regulators and other major players in the legal field;
- expertise in all aspects of national and EU environmental and health and safety regulatory law;
- strong relationships with regulatory bodies and local government;
- a specialist environmental library including subscriptions to specialist periodicals and publications which is supported by a professional support lawyer; and
- membership of relevant trade associations.