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Hugh James has built up a team of environmental law experts and has had unrivalled success in applying the law to protect the environment.

The environmental solicitors at Hugh James are specialists who fight for groups of local residents suffering from pollution nuisance. We do not pursue claims on behalf of an individual, only on behalf of a group of residents who have a common interest. We represent clients on a no win, no fee basis in the pursuit of injunctions to prevent the nuisance from occurring in the future, and compensation to recognise the interference and disruption suffered in the past.

The effects of pollution nuisance

The majority of pollution nuisance cases involve chemical spills from factories which cause property damage and occasionally an odour nuisance.

Pollution nuisance can have a significant affect on your property and standard of living. Clients tell us that as a result of the pollution their property has been so severely damaged that they have been unable to use their gardens and on some occasions are forced to leave their property. Many feel embarrassed when they have visitors because of the pollution.

Our experience

We are one of the UK’s leading specialists in the field of environmental law and one of only a handful of firms in the country with the knowledge and expertise to successfully conduct environmental claims. We represent large communities right through to the individual with clients located throughout England and Wales.

All environmental claimant cases are dealt with by a dedicated team within the environment group headed by Partners Stephanie Eedy and Gwen Morgan-Evans. Our environmental personnel keep up to date with legal developments that affect the work and together we have built up many years of experience in the field. We pride ourselves on the fact that we provide the same efficient friendly service to all clients large or small.

Key contact

Stephanie Eedy


Stephanie Eedy specialises in group actions on behalf of communities and residents across England and Wales affected by various forms of environmental pollution such as odour, noise and dust emanating from factories, landfill sites and other similar commercial entities.  She has successfully concluded a number of environmental group actions in locations within the UK and has secured compensation and an end to the nuisance on behalf of a large number of individuals.

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