What our barristers do
Our barristers are expert advisors, litigators and arbitrators working across all areas of law relevant to the sourcing, treatment, supply and management of water as a natural resource.
Our planning and environmental barristers assist with local and national infrastructure projects, from sewage infrastructure to water recycling facilities, and have expertise in intersecting environmental areas such as habitats law.
Our domestic work includes judicial review, regulatory disputes involving permitting and licensing, private law disputes (including construction and property claims), and common law nuisance claims. Our barristers also act in criminal and quasi-criminal proceedings relating to groundwater contamination, flooding and waste disputes, and other water pollution offences.
Our barristers act in private international arbitrations relating to water facilities.
Who our barristers act for
We act for claimants and defendants, including developers, water companies, individual claimants, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and interest groups, local and central government, and regulators.
Where our barristers act
We advise and represent our clients in domestic and international litigation, arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes. Our domestic litigation spans the criminal and civil courts, and our planning barristers have a substantial practice in public inquiries.