Legal Director - Environment Health & Safety - Manchester

Litigation & Dispute Mgmt

The EHS team is externally recognised as a top tier, market leading practice which supports many of the world’s leading organisations through difficult times. The Environmental part of the team is regarded as an eminent practice with international capabilities.  It advises an array of blue chip clients on a full range of environmental matters.  While the team is based in Manchester, their clients are largely internationally based corporates (often US headquartered) with an emphasis on chemicals, industrials and manufacturing. It is particularly well known for its strength in relation to REACH, biocides and chemical compliance generally and its strong producer responsibility practice. The team is also heavily involved in providing ESG related advice. Whilst the team provides advice across the full range of environmental issues key work areas include:

  • Chemical compliance including as a result of Brexit,
  • Permitting – IED, MCP, Environmental Permitting Regulations – both in GB and across the EU
  • Waste – waste management, classification and end of waste issues
  • Plastic Packaging tax
  • Circular Economy
  • Environment Act
  • ESG
  • Producer Responsibility
  • Site remediation
  • Transaction/project-related risk assessment and legal due diligence
  • Sustainability issues

The successful candidate will be an existing Legal Director specialising in non-contentious Environmental law within a recognised practice, or a senior/principal or managing associate ready to progress to the next level in their career and seeking a Legal Director opportunity.