Environmental Law

Environmental law advice and litigation forms a significant part of our practice. Our maritime practice regularly calls for our involvement in oil or hazardous substance pollution incidents such as spills of hazardous cargoes, fueling mishaps or the other discharge of pollutants into the environment. For many years we have acted for a large petro-chemical company dealing with issues and litigation over hydro-carbon based substance leaks and remediation efforts.

We also advise clients on the legal issues surrounding the transportation of dangerous goods and hazardous substances including oil, chemicals and radioactive materials.  Our practice extends beyond the litigation over accidents.  We have been involved in the development of emergency response plans, the preparation of reporting guidelines and manuals and remediation plans.

Over the years, we have represented clients in disputes arising from:

  • Oil spills
  • Petrochemical spills
  • Nuclear contamination