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Environmental, Safety & Health

Our Environmental, Safety & Health Group is one of the largest and most well regarded practices in the world. With a dedicated, highly experienced team, that encompasses every aspect of complex environmental, safety and health litigation, rulemaking and policy development, compliance counseling, project siting and infrastructure development, property acquisition, site remediation and brownfields redevelopment, and water rights and water resource management.

Follow our frESH blog and get a truly global perspective on significant environmental, safety and health developments.

Our frESH Law Training program provides a comprehensive suite of UK-based training courses that focus on practice and procedure for health and safety law, environment, food and drink laws and product safety.

We bring you the benefit of our exceptional experience in a wide array of industries, including iron and steelmaking, mining, chemical manufacturing and distribution, petroleum refining and distribution, pulp and papermaking, transportation, energy, retail, municipal utilities, consumer products and environmental services.

Why Choose Us

As a firm with local connections and global influence, we provide distinct strengths:

Excellence in Complex Environmental Litigation

The history and nature of our clients’ requirements have led our firm to draw principally on lawyers with litigation and dispute resolution experience. As a result, we excel in complex environmental litigation, including challenges to new rules, defense of civil and criminal government and citizen suit enforcement actions, advancement and defense of cost recovery actions and defense of multiparty and toxic tort and common law actions.

Rulemaking, Policy Development and Complex Compliance Counseling

We have vast experience in rulemaking and policy development, compliance counseling, development of compliance management systems, auditing and internal investigations, and complex siting, permitting and infrastructure development. Our practice also has a transactional component that includes property acquisition, site remediation, brownfields redevelopment, water rights and water resource management.

Experience in Science, Industry and Public Policy

You will find among our team access to some of the industry’s most experienced professionals. Several of our lawyers have earned degrees in the sciences, or worked in government or industry. We often work with regulators such as the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), the US Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), the Environment Agency and Health & Safety Executive in the UK, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and state and federal environmental authorities across all Australian jurisdictions.

For further information on the following, please review our Focus Areas:

  • Air quality and climate change
  • Alcohol, food and entertainment licensing
  • CERCLA, RCRA and contaminated land
  • Chemicals and products
  • Complex siting, permitting and infrastructure development
  • Energy and utilities
  • Environmental, safety and health litigation, including enforcement defense, cost recovery and multi-party and class action toxic tort defense
  • Health and safety
  • Metals, mining and natural resources
  • Property acquisition, site remediation and brownfields redevelopment
  • Public Lands
  • Rulemaking, policy development and rule challenges
  • Water quality, scarcity and resource management

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“Their strengths are their expertise, their local and national know-how and their international reach.” – Chambers USA

“They’re a fantastic team who are brilliant, flexible and knowledgeable, as well as having a great understanding of our business.” – Chambers UK

Ranked Tier 1 for Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation in the “Best Law Firms” survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report in conjunction with The Best Lawyers in America.

Our practice group and individual lawyers have been recognized by some of the world’s leading legal publications, including:

  • The Best Lawyers in America and The Best Lawyers in the UK
  • Chambers USA and Chambers UK
  • Law360
  • The Legal 500 UK
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • National Law Journal
  • Super Lawyers
  • The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers
  • U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms