The waste law team draws on the skills and experience of a multi-disciplinary team comprised 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.

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 anerobic digestion, biomass energy plants and incineration)
  • Transfrontier shipment of waste
  • PPP waste infrastructure projects
  • 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