Understanding environmental liability and compliance issues in transactions
BCLP is delighted to announce the next set of sessions in our environmental webinar series, Understanding environmental liability and compliance issues in transactions, which explores how to approach a series of key environmental legal issues that arise in transactions involving real estate.
Up and coming dates for the diary are as follows:
Wednesday 10th November – 3pm: Avoiding the pitfalls of the waste management and liability regime
Here we will look at what “waste” arises in the context of property development and management, how this needs to be managed in the UK, and the penalties and liabilities for failing to do so.
Wednesday 24th November – 3pm: Chemicals regulation and emissions trading post Brexit
Here we will look at two areas where there have been important changes to UK environmental law as a result of Brexit, namely the regulation of chemicals and greenhouse gas emissions.
We hope you are able to join us!
Listen to recordings from our previous session.
Wednesday 13th October – 3pm: PFAS – is it the new asbestos?
Here we will look at the incidence of poly and perfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) in the UK, what activities have led to its escape into the environment and how it could lead to liability for property owners in the future.
Wednesday 6th October – 3pm: Managing UK regulation surrounding energy use and energy efficiency
Here we will look at the UK energy use and energy efficiency rules, schemes and reporting requirements that apply to companies with real estate assets.
Thursday 24 June – 3pm: Unlocking disagreements over future contaminated land liability
Looking at how disagreements arise over the buyer and seller’s future responsibility and how they can be resolved, including through environmental insurance products, with: Aidan Thomson (BCLP); Isabelle Laborde (BCLP); and Duncan Spencer (Environmental Insurance Broker, EDIA Limited).
Thursday 8th July – 3pm: Avoiding the asbestos liability web
Looking at the risks associated with asbestos exposure, the long tail liability and insurance issues, and how incoming building owners and occupiers can steer clear of them, with: Aidan Thomson (BCLP); Isabelle Laborde (BCLP); and Sam Levy (BCLP).
Thursday 22nd July – 3pm: Addressing Environmental Permits
Looking at the responsibilities that rest with the holder of an environmental permit, and what to do with environmental permits when a property or business is bought or sold, with: Aidan Thomson (BCLP); Isabelle Laborde (BCLP); and Sam Levy (BCLP).
This document provides a general summary and is for information/educational purposes only. It is not intended to be comprehensive, nor does it constitute legal advice. Specific legal advice should always be sought before taking or refraining from taking any action.