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Expert Witness

Compliance with environmental legislation and authorisations has become a major part of operating many businesses. Enforcement of environmental legislation has increased dramatically reflecting the complexity of EU environmental law and has affected many businesses and individuals. AMC has assisted with legal support in areas such as water discharge and river pollution, waste licensing infringement, planning authorisation and waste contractual issues. We have assisted in the preparation of technical evidence for both defence and prosecution cases on environmental issues. This work has included preparation of written evidence, affidavits, statements and technical expert witness reports. Additionally we have been providing legal/technical training for regulators in Ireland and deliver accredited training with lawyers in the area of environmental enforcement. This provides us with an up-to-date and rounded practical understanding needed to operate at the highest level. Working across a range of environmental topics we have assisted with legal support in the following areas:

 

  • water discharge and river pollution

  • land contamination

  • waste disposal to land

  • waste licensing infringement

  • waste collection permitting

  • landfill tax appeals

  • flooding and runoff control

  • transfrontier movement of waste

We have assisted in the preparation of technical evidence for both defence and prosecution cases on environmental issues. This work has included preparation of written evidence, affidavits, statements and technical expert witness reports. We have provided these services in both Northern and Southern Ireland and have been involved in over 40 cases, that range from summary to indictable proceedings. The company has particularly deep experience in the Waste Management Acts and associated regulations.

As a practice we have a thorough understanding of how to work within legal processes and how to assist our clients legal team to best effect. We have a strong track record in assisting with and supervising remedies and mitigation.

Additionally we have been providing legal/technical training for regulators in Ireland and deliver accredited training with lawyers in the area of environmental enforcement. This provides us with an up-to-date and rounded practical understanding needed to operate at the highest level.