We are regularly instructed by other firms of solicitors, who require expert assistance on environmental or planning issues that arise in a property transaction.
We can support your in-house team as required. This can include advice on environmental searches and surveys, drafting & amending clauses, due diligence or environmental risk management and insurance.
Our expertise includes advising on land contamination, Japanese knotweed, radon, Environmental Permits and flooding issues. All these need to be carefully managed whether acting for the buyer, seller or funder.
We can review your in-house precedents, provide training for your fee earners and ensure the advice that your client receives is the best available.
Environmental issues, in particular, can be complex although with expert legal advice they do not have to be deal breakers. We have assisted firms of solicitors in a range of transactions from simple residential purchases where the environmental search ‘fails’ through to the purchase or sale of complex industrial sites being redeveloped for residential properties.
As a niche firm specialising in environmental law, we can offer high quality collaborative advice to professional clients at reasonable rates. We are happy to provide either direct or ‘white label’ advice, whichever you prefer.
Assisting a law firm when their client was selling a former factory site which was heavily contaminated. We reviewed the environmental reports, drafted contractual clauses to ensure that liability passed to the buyer and provided advice to the law firm’s client on their residual liability.
Advising a law firm in relation to a residential purchase where the standard environmental search ‘failed’ in relation to what information to provide the client and what risk mitigation measures were appropriate.
Drafting and advising on a radon retention agreement / bond when a property was highlighted to be at risk and required further testing and potentially works to reduce the risk.