Environmental Civil Claims
We understand that civil claims are currently a major issue for our clients, with the growing threat of shareholders using their position and access to the courts to challenge the decision of companies on environmental grounds.
We have in depth experience working on ground breaking cases, for example:
- the advice we gave to one of the major oil companies whose facilities were destroyed in the Buncefield oil explosion, had wide ranging ramifications. Not only did this matter affect the issue of tort, public and private nuisance, but also the extent to which loss of profit and damage to businesses can be recovered
- we advised a property company on claims relating to a major contaminated groundwater plume that significantly impacted the economics of its plan to extract minerals and deliver a mixed use development scheme
- a chemical company on regulator demands for detailed intrusive investigations on public and private land to delineate a groundwater solvent plume.