East region seminar: Contaminated Land update with 39 Essex Chambers
5pm - 7.30pm
Join us in Cambridge for an update on contaminated land matters.
Contaminated land continues to be a central focus of environmental law, presenting some of the most difficult problems. This seminar will provide an overview of the law governing the topic which goes far beyond Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1991.
Chair and overview - Stephen Tromans QC
Richard Harwood OBE QC – Planning Issues
Jon Darby – Civil Claims
Adam Boukraa – Part IIa update
We will provide:
• a general overview of the topic and key recent developments, for example case law on
the relationship between remediation requirements and insolvency law
• developments under Part IIA, and other relevant statutory regimes
• the vital relationship between planning law and contaminated land – the use of
conditions and section 106 obligations to secure remediation, and how contamination
is treated as part of the local plan process and under the EIA regime, and the use of
• the underlying common law – recent cases on Japanese knotweed, and the potential
liability of developers, consultants and landlords.
This is a free event and will include drinks and canapés.