Red Lion Chambers has a strong track record for both defending and prosecuting in cases involving environmental matters.

Chambers’ Environmental Team can provide high quality advisory and advocacy services on all aspects of environment law, from advising on precautionary measures to representation in complex legal cases.

Our team is led by Sailesh Mehta, who has defended and prosecuted in some of the most significant environmental cases in the last 20 years.  His work in this area has helped shape UK environmental law.

Our members are regularly instructed to represent major companies, organisations, local government, landowners and regulators on all aspects of environmental litigation and advisory work.  The Environmental Team also receives instructions from the Environment Agency to advise on prospective and pending prosecutions against companies and individuals.

Additionally, we advise the Environment Agency on key aspects of policy and law and have held major seminars with the Agency, including sentencing in environmental law cases and disclosure training.

We believe that our experience defending and prosecuting gives us an advantage as our members are able to consider the facts of the case from both perspectives. This has proven advantageous for our clients in previous cases.

Areas of Law Undertaken by Chambers

Our areas of expertise cover a wide range of environmental law that includes:

  • Environmental offences;
  • International movement of waste;
  • Dangerous waste offences;
  • Water polution;
  • Waste management
  • Waste packaging
  • Climate Change
  • Agriculture and fisheries
  • Air and water pollution
  • Contaminated land
  • Nature Conservation
  • Drainage and sewerage