Environment & Climate Change

Environmental and climate changes mean that organisations face long term challenges.

Environment & Climate Change


These challenges are not just in the way business is done but also in the way it is regulated. Keeping pace with developments is essential. Our industry-leading, full service environment practice enables clients to fully understand the regulatory landscape and manage their risk and respond to crises accordingly.

Travers Smith specialists are at the cutting edge of environmental, social and governance (ESG) advice and climate change analysis. These issues are increasingly becoming a current real-world risk for clients and we advise accordingly.

The team draws upon its extensive knowledge in areas including contaminated land and development, compliance and permitting, pollution, hazardous substances, toxic torts, industrial disease, and energy efficiency and carbon law.

Frequently called upon by leading national and international corporations to advise on transactions, regulatory enforcement, disputes, and standalone compliance mandates, our experts work across the environmentally sensitive sectors, from mining, natural resources and energy and infrastructure projects through to heavy industry and manufacturing. A strong track record of engaging with the Environment Agency and other regulators brings deep insight into this complex area. It allows us to assist you in making informed and balanced judgements.

As a firm, we have particular litigation experience relating to nuisance and environmental indemnity claims, in addition to large multi-claimant exposure matters. Beyond regulation and enforcement, the Environmental team also works in tandem with the Real Estate and Planning teams. Their experience, knowledge and contacts can unlock brownfield redevelopment on environmentally impacted land.

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