At Carson McDowell, our team has a vast range of experience in waste management law in cases involving the waste industry.

The Waste sector can be complex and tricky to navigate when it comes to regulatory compliance, enforcement mitigation, permitting regulations, planning, and health and safety.

In the UK, there are a number of environmental regulators, including the Environment Agency (for England); Natural Resources Wales; the Scottish Environment Protection Agency; and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. All local councils have their own environmental health departments to assist in the enforcement of environmental regulations.

The Waste Law team at Carson McDowell draws on the skills and experience of a multidisciplinary team of lawyers who specialise in advising in all aspects of waste law and waste management. The team includes specialist lawyers in areas such as planning, real estate, environmental, commercial, construction, corporate, energy, and regulatory law. This gives the Waste Law team the ability to provide a seamless and unrivalled service to clients operating within the waste sector, both private sector and public sector.

The team speaks regularly at waste management conferences in Northern Ireland and holds regular briefing sessions for clients to update them as to developments in waste legislation, practice, and case law in Northern Ireland and Europe. Our specialists also regularly contribute to publications and periodicals within the Northern Ireland waste and renewable energy sectors.

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What we do

Environmental and Waste Permits, Consents and Licences (including waste management licences, waste management license exemptions and pollution prevention and control permits)
Corporate Disposals and Acquisitions
Site Disposal and Acquisition
Contaminated Land Issues (including liability for contamination, historic liability as well as matters arising from the failure to implement Part III (“Polluter Pays Principle”) of the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997)
Energy from Waste (EfW) (including advices relating to anaerobic digestion, biomass energy plants and incineration)
Transfrontier Shipment of Waste
Joint Ventures and Shareholder Arrangements
Advising on Funding Arrangements in Relation to Waste Infrastructure Projects
Producing Reports on Waste and Environmental issues
Commercial Contracts and Arrangements Including Services Contracts, Landfill Agreements and Sub-contracting Arrangements
Advising on Waste and Remediation Issues in Relation to Brownfield Sites
Advising Clients in Relation to the Management and/or Defence of Prosecutions for Waste-related Offences Brought by NIEA
Procurement Law and Procedures
Regulatory Issues

Our Waste sector team is here to advise you.

If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, please get in touch today.

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