Begonia Filgueira

Professional background

Begonia Filgueira is a Legal Director in Foot Anstey’s Real Estate Group specialising in Environmental Regulation. She is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and a Spanish Abogada. She has been an environmental lawyer since 1997, working for two of the five top-rated UK international law firms and ERIC Ltd.

Professional expertise

Begonia has a very broad experience of advising international and national institutions, developers, companies and law firms on all aspects of national and international environmental law, including waste, contaminated land, water, environmental risk, the environmental elements of projects, the implementation of EU Directives, green finance and sustainability issues. She also acts as an advisor to Boards managing environmental risk and enabling environmental change. She has also assisted in negotiating the work plans and budgets of UN Environmental Agreements.

Memberships, professional activities and publications

Begonia is ex-Vice-Chair of the UK Environmental Lawyers Association and is a contributor to Volume 14(2) Environment of the Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents and Lexis PSL.

Contributed to

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Carbon Capture and Storage Directive 2009—snapshot
Practice Note

This Practice Note also links to related Brexit content. This Practice Note provides an overview of the EU Directive 2009/31/EC on carbon capture and storage (CCS), including the general principles and key elements, as well as its links to other legislative regimes. It was produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey.

Carbon capture usage and storage—permitting requirements
Practice Note

This Practice Note covers the permitting requirements for carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) under the Energy Act 2008, Energy Act 2010, Energy Act 2011 and the Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Licensing etc) Regulations 2010, SI 2010/2221 which implement the Carbon Capture and Storage Directive 2009, Directive 2009/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the geological storage of carbon dioxide. It was produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey. This Practice Note also links to related Brexit content.

Carbon capture usage and storage—planning and policy
Practice Note

This Practice Note provides an overview of the changes that have been made to planning legislation and policy for the development of carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) facilities in order to implement the Carbon Capture and Storage Directive 2009 (Directive 2009/31/EC). It also includes policy developments relating to CCUS. It was produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey. This Practice Note also links to related Brexit content.

Carbon offsetting
Practice Note

This Practice Note provides an overview of carbon offsetting. It was produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey. It looks at the Kyoto Protocol, including the clean development mechanism and , joint implementation, as well as how these mechanisms work in the UK, carbon markets, the UK quality assurance scheme for carbon offsetting, VAT considerations and aviation and offsetting. This Practice Note also links to related Brexit content.

CLP—chemicals classification
Practice Note

This Practice Note covers the classification system for chemical substances and mixtures under Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation), including the definition of substance and mixture, the level of hazard under the CLP Regulation, impact of classification on the supply chain, who is responsible for classification, when classification is triggered, self-classification and harmonised classification, classification of mixtures, the weight of evidence approach, and who is responsible for receiving information. It was produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey. This Practice Note also links to related Brexit content.

CLP—chemicals labelling
Practice Note

This Practice Note covers the labelling requirements for chemical substances and mixtures under Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures. It was produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey. This Practice Note also links to related Brexit content.

CLP—chemicals packaging
Practice Note

This Practice Note covers the packaging rules for chemical substances and mixtures under Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures. It was produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey. This Practice Note also links to related Brexit content.

CLP—competent authorities and enforcement
Practice Note

This Practice Note covers the enforcement provisions as required under the Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP) as implemented in the UK by the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009 (CHIP) until June 2015 and from then by the Biocidal Products and Chemicals (Appointment of Authorities and Enforcement) Regulations 2013. It was produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey.

CLP—notifications to the classifications and labelling inventory
Practice Note

This Practice Note covers the notifications of classifications for chemical substances and mixtures under Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP) to the Classifications and Labelling Inventory. It was produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey. This Practice Note also links to related Brexit content.

CLP—what are hazardous mixtures?
Practice Note

This Practice Note covers the changes relating to the classification, labelling and packaging of dangerous preparations under the Dangerous Preparations Directive as a result of their repeal by Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures. It was produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey. This Practice Note also links to related Brexit content.

Enhanced capital allowances
Practice Note

This Practice Note explains the enhanced capital allowances scheme, including what allowances can be claimed, exclusions, how to claim, and penalties. The Practice Note was produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey. This Practice Note also links to related Brexit content.

Environmental damage—operators’ obligations, enforcement, offences and appeals
Practice Note

This Practice Note outlines the obligations of operators under the Environmental Damage Regime (EDR), including the duty to prevent environmental damage, the duty to prevent further environmental damage, the duty to immediately notify environmental damage to the appropriate authority and the duty to remediate environmental damage. It also covers emergency situations, enforcement, offences, penalties and appeals by an operator. It is part of a series of notes on environmental damage and was updated in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey. This Practice Note also links to related Brexit content.

Environmental damage—overlap with other regimes
Practice Note

This Practice Note outlines the overlap of the environmental damage regime (EDR) with the environmental permitting regime (EPR) under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (EPR 2016), the contaminated land regime under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990), Pt IIA (Part 2A), the unlawful deposit of waste regime under the EPA 1990, s 59, the anti-pollution works regime under the Water Resources Act 1991 (WRA 1991) and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Planning Policy Wales with regards to contamination to land and harm to human health. This note is part of a series of notes on environmental damage and was updated in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey. This Practice Note also links to related Brexit content.

Environmental damage—remediation and other notices
Practice Note

This Practice Note covers the notices that the enforcing authority can serve under the Environmental Damage Regime (EDR) on an operator who may cause or who causes environmental damage. This includes notices to prevent damage or further damage, charging notices, remediation liability notices, remediation notices and appeals. It was produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey. This Practice Note also links to related Brexit content.

Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—installations and activities using organic solvents
Practice Note

This Practice Note looks at the implementation in England and Wales through the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (EPR 2016), SI 2016/1154 of Chapter V of the Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU (IED), which aims to reduce, control and monitor the emission limit value of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). It focuses on special provisions for installations and activities using organic solvents, processes, activities and environmental permitting (EP) requirements for solvent emissions activities. EP requirements include emissions limits, Best Available Technique (BAT), monitoring of VOC emissions, compliance with emission limit values and a solvent management plan. It was produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey. This [content type eg Practice Note] also links to related Brexit content.

Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—mining waste operations
Practice Note

This Practice Note looks at the Mining Waste Directive 2006/21/EC and its implementation in England and Wales through the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, SI 2016/1154. It focuses on mining waste operations and facilities, exclusions from the scope of the Mining Waste Directive, obligations depending on the type of waste, general obligations, environmental permitting, major accident prevention, closure and aftercare, inspection and financial guarantees. It was produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey. This Practice Note also links to related Brexit content.

Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—radioactive substance activities
Practice Note

This Practice Note looks at the requirements under Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, SI 2016/1154 for radioactive substance activities. It focuses on the definition of a radioactive substance activity and radioactive materials and waste, considers exemptions and provides guidance for applications for environmental permits for radioactive substance activities. It was produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey.

Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—small waste incineration plant (SWIP)
Practice Note

This Practice Note looks at the implementation of Chapter IV of the Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU in relation to small waste incineration activities and its implementation in England and Wales through the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, SI 2016/1154. It focuses on waste incineration and co-incineration and limits for small waste incineration plants. It was produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey. This Practice Note also links to related Brexit content.

Hazardous waste registration—applications, determinations, renewals, transfers and surrenders
Practice Note

This Practice Note covers the application procedure for hazardous waste registration under the Hazardous Waste (Wales) Regulations 2005, SI 2005/1806. The Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, SI 2016/336 revoked Part 5 of the Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005, SI 2005/894, which removed the requirement for any premise in England, which produced or had removed hazardous waste, to register with the Environment Agency. It was produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey.

Hazardous waste registration—compliance, enforcement and offences
Practice Note

This Practice Note outlines the compliance and enforcement provisions in relation to the requirement for producers to register premises where more than 500kg of hazardous was is produced at or removed from premises under the Hazardous Waste (Wales) Regulations 2005, SI 2005/1806. Hazardous waste registration requirements in England were removed by the Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, SI 2016/336 from 1 April 2016. The Practice Note was produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey.

Practice areas

Membership

  • Vice-Chair of the UK Environmental Lawyers Association

Panel

  • Specialist Panel

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