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Environmental Law

With environmental legislation increasing in complexity it is essential to have expert advice from lawyers with specialist knowledge from both a civil and criminal perspective. We advise on all areas of environmental liability which includes advice to companies on the implementation of emerging environmental regulations, contaminated land liabilities and compliance with environmental permits. We have substantial experience in defending prosecutions brought by DEFRA, the Environment Agency, Local Authorities and CRD as well as advising on all aspects of environmental nuisance claims. We pride ourselves on understanding the environmental controls which affect different sectors having provided specialist advice to clients in the chemical, packaging and waste management and insurance sectors.

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9 May
Construction Law: The Perils of Free Advice By Joseph Chiffers

In Lejonvarn (Appellant/Defendant) vs Burgess (Respondent/Claimant), the Court of Appeal upheld the first instance decision and the principle that an architect providing free advice owes a duty in tort to recipients of their advice and may potentially be liable for pure economic loss; see here for the full judgment and see here for my blog […]

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What Clients Say

Originally we placed our case to recoup losses from a Builder who claimed that they had run out of finance and were unable to complete the contract we had to self fund the completion of the work.

We approached a Solicitor’s practice and they advised that after many months are investigation they felt that the builder could not repay the amount. We approached Stripes and they offered a no win no fee approached and we accepted.

Immediately they began proceedings against the Builder and they Court accepted the Claim and the Builder agreed to pay off the debt. Since then we have had a full settlement which Stripes concluded on our behalf.

Andrew Franks, Ellis Franks Ltd View More