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Contaminated land

Contaminated land

We are specialists in advising on the liabilities associated with contaminated land and the structuring of transactions to allocate liabilities.

This includes the acquisition and disposal of industrial and manufacturing sites and related transfer of Environmental responsibility and liability, Environmental insurance, tax relief, and transfer of Environmental permits.

Our team has extensive experience of advising on the contaminated land regime, including:

  • The mechanisms available for avoiding the service of a remediation notice
  • The merits of intrusive investigations and what to do with the results of any such investigation
  • Liability for ‘inherited’ contaminated land
  • Obtaining Environmental insurance (including negotiating and advising on insurance policies)
  • Exclusions available to parties caught by the regime to avoid liability
  • The apportionment of liability (including appropriate remediation schemes and compensation)
  • Challenging the service of remediation notices through the appeal process or through Judicial Review
  • The appointment of technical consultants to assist in the identification of contamination and, where necessary, its remediation
  • Defending enforcement action threatened or undertaken by the regulator