The following Environment guidance note Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Environmental consultants provide expertise in a number of different areas, such as assessing environmental risk in transactions, reviewing compliance through environmental audits, and acting as an expert witness in legal proceedings.
See Practice Note: Environmental consultants—when and how to use environmental consultants.
There are over 400 environmental consultancies across the UK, varying from large to small and with a spectrum of expertise. Prior to instructing a consultancy the client should consider the:
scope of the work
expertise of the professionals
size of the consultancy
In some cases, it may be appropriate to appoint a single consultant. For larger projects with tight timeframes, it may be necessary to employ a multidisciplinary practice which has a series of specialists to work on the project. However, larger consultancies tend to be more costly.
You can find environmental consultants by searching directories, including the:
Specialist directories include the:
Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) for water and environmental management specialists
Energy Institute for energy consultants
Association of noise consultants
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