Henderson Chambers has an established environmental law team, and is listed as a leading set for environmental law by the Legal 500 and is winner of the Chambers UK 2016 award for Environment Set of the Year. Our long-standing and recognised pre-eminence in common law nuisance claims and in public law has led to an ever increasing expertise in related areas of environmental law including risk management, pollution and waste management. Henderson Chambers boasts a wide range of environmental law expertise at all levels, from silk to junior. Members undertake a wide range of work, from large scale disasters to small individual claims and are adept at working both individually and in teams. Our members have been involved in seminal cases including Cambridge Water and Buncefield.
Members have acted in cases involving the alleged contamination of land or sea by chemicals, sewage and airborne dioxins, contamination of industrial and domestic water supplies, large-scale workplace contamination by asbestos and industrial chemicals. Henderson Chambers has expertise in flood claims and local authority liability (such as tree root claims). Our advisory work is of equal importance, covering private law and public law civil proceedings, non-litigious policy issues, internal company policies, best practice guidance and parliamentary committees. We also advise regulators and landowners on Environmental Protection Act, Land Drainage Act and Water Resources Act notices and licences.