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Environmental Law


Our environmental law team brings together recognised specialists in the field, with extensive experience in all aspects of environmental law including international, EU and domestic environmental law. Our experts have conducted environmental litigation in international courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), as well as international arbitrations. They have also appeared in numerous cases before the EU and domestic courts.

We have also advised international organisations including UN bodies, states and NGOs on a very wide range of environmental issues including fisheries policy, the regulation of trade in timber, climate change, waste regulation and biodiversity conservation. A number of our lawyers have experience negotiating in international forums on behalf of states and others.

There is also specific expertise within the group on cross-cutting issues, including the impact of international trade law on environmental regulation and the interplay between human rights law and environmental rights and resources.

Members of the group regularly publish and lecture in this area. A number of members are highly regarded academics in this field, as well as being practitioners.

Our lawyers in this area

  • Lord Dan Brennan QC Lord Daniel Brennan QC
    Called: 1967 Silk: 1985
  • Chris Buttler Chris Buttler
    Called: 2004
  • Kate Cook Kate Cook
    Called: 1990
  • Anita Davies Anita Davies
    Called: 2011
  • Richard Hermer QC Richard Hermer QC
    Called: 1993 Silk: 2009
  • Eleni Mitrophanous Eleni Mitrophanous
    Called: 1999
  • Helen Mountfield QC Helen Mountfield QC
    Called: 1991 Silk: 2010 CV
  • Blinne Ni Ghralaigh Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh
    Called: 2005 (England & Wales) 2013 (Belfast) 2017 (Ireland) CV
  • Professor Philippe Sands QC Prof Philippe Sands QC
    Called: 1985 Silk: 2003 CV
  • Jessica Simor QC Jessica Simor QC
    Called: 1992 Silk: 2013 CV
  • David Wolfe QC
    Barrister since: 1992
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