Regulatory barristers of St Philips environmental law team provide high-quality advice and advocacy across a wide range of environmental issues.

We assist individuals and companies and are also regularly instructed by the Environment Agency and Local Authorities. We offer experience at all levels.  The breadth of experience within the team also enables us to provide a complete service where matters cross the civil / enforcement boundaries.

Team members are regularly involved in high-profile complex cases across the country.  Experience includes waste management, illegal waste sites, ozone depletion, and serious water pollution requiring European-wide notification and permitting issues.

We have experience in handling some of the rarer types of environmental matters such as permit condition appeals and civil penalties.

Our members regularly deal with the Statutory Nuisance work, which can often be both politically sensitive for local authorities and threaten the livelihood of businesses. We are able to provide the specialist knowledge necessary in this area where cases are won or lost on trickier technicalities with respect to the drafting of notices.

Whatever the issue, we can provide an appropriate specialist practitioner to assist.

Our Environmental Barristers:

Please get in touch with our dedicated regulatory clerking team with any questions regarding our service and expertise.

James Withers and Somaya Shaikh.

regulatory@st-philips.com +44 (0)121 246 7005
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James Puzey

James Puzey successfully leads HMRC Counsel team

James Puzey, Head of St Philips Regulatory, has successfully led the HMRC Counsel team in the case of Bell and Mitchell v HMRC [2023] EWCA (Civ) 261. The case concerned...

Richard Atkins KC

Wm Morrison’s Supermarkets fined £3,500,000 having been convicted of health...

Wm Morrison’s Supermarkets were fined £3,500,000 on the 17/3/23 having been convicted of health and safety failings at a trial prosecuted by Richard Atkins KC of St Philips Chambers, leading...

James Withers

James Withers appointed Regulatory Senior Clerk

The St Philips Regulatory Group is delighted to announce the appointment of James Withers as its new Senior Clerk. James will be well known to many of our clients, having been part...

Jim Puzey

James Puzey successfully resists appeal by subsidiary of American Investment...

James Puzey, Head of St Philips Regulatory Team, led the HMRC counsel team that was successful in resisting this appeal by the subsidiary of the American Investment Bank, Cantor Fitzgerald....

Jim Puzey

James Puzey acts for the HSE in the prosecution of...

James Puzey, Head of St Philips’ Regulatory Group, has recently acted for the HSE in the prosecution of a developer and contractor in connection with the death of a labourer...

Ben Mills

Ben Mills, led by Nigel Lawrence QC, prosecutes Carlsberg

Ben Mills, led by Nigel Lawrence QC, prosecutes Carlsberg who were fined £3 million pounds by Mr Justice Picken at Birmingham Crown Court, following a massive ammonia leak at the...

Andrew Evans

Andrew Evans secures closure of bar where stabbing occurred

Andrew Evans successfully represented West Midlands Police in a review of the alcohol and entertainment licence of the Seven Bar in Wednesbury. The premises had long been associated with incidents...

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A helpful overview of the new sentencing guidelines for trade...

On August 5th 2021, the Sentencing Council published two new sentencing guidelines to be used when both individuals and organisations fall to be sentenced for offences contrary to Section 92...

Jim Puzey

St Philips Regulatory Prosecute Drayton Manor Case

James Puzey, Head of St Philips Regulatory Group, was instructed by the HSE to prosecute Drayton Manor Park Limited after the death of school girl, Evha Jannath, on the Splash...

Alex Barbour

Know your limits, show your limits: Lessons from Food Standards...

The Food Standards Agency (“FSA”) made three applications for the issue of a summons to commence proceedings against Bakers of Nailsea Ltd (“BNL”), the food business operator for an abattoir...