If you have been accused of breaching environmental law, and are subsequently facing an Environment Agency investigation and possible prosecution, the solicitors at Farleys can help.
We specialise in advising businesses and sole traders on the complexities of UK environmental law, and can help you ensure that your business operates within existing environmental guidelines. Similarly, if you are facing prosecution, we can prepare a comprehensive strategy for your defence.
Avoiding Environment Agency Investigations
Environment Agency investigations are launched when businesses are found to be in violation of environmental law, and can end in anything from enforcement notices to prosecutions. The Environment Agency carries out regular inspections of businesses and industrial sites, assessing for compliance and identifying potential risks. During inspections, the Environment Agency:
- Identify areas in which businesses can improve environmental performance;
- Asses potential environmental risks;
- Advise businesses on the most efficient methods of meeting permit conditions;
- Take all necessary action to protect the environment;
Assuming the Environment Agency find all to be in order during an inspection, your business will avoid an investigation. By employing the services of an experienced environmental law solicitor, such as those at Farleys, you can be confident that your business is fully compliant with environmental law.
If incidents do occur on your business premises, the Environment Agency will launch an investigation. Farleys Solicitors can provide you with advice and legal defence services if the Environment Agency decides to pursue a prosecution.