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Environmental Legal Services

Enviro-Legal Advisory Services and Training. Mining, Waste, Biodiversity, Municipal and Administrative laws pertaining to all industries.

How can we add value to your business?

Assisting organisations in integrating environmental legislation into their business in order to achieve and maintain legal compliance and environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Environmental Law Services:

  • Advice regarding all environmental (including biodiversity, water, mining, waste, energy and administrative law) legal issues
  • Environmental legal gap analyses to ascertain which laws are applicable to your project and which licences should be obtained
  • Environmental legal audits, including:
    o Environmental Authorisation audits
    o Water Use Licence audits
    o Environmental Management Programme performance assessments
    o Waste Management Licence audits
    o Atmospheric Emission Licences
    o General Environmental Legal Compliance audits
    o Due diligences
    o Pre ISO 14001 certification audits
  • Environmental law training, including:
    o Biodiversity
    o Air quality
    o Heritage
    o Mining
    o Waste
    o Water
    o Legal liability
  • Identifying environmental, water, mining, waste legal risks
  • Preparing clients for legal compliance audits by external auditors and government departments, including the Green and Blue Scorpions (preparation includes: internal audits, training, preparation, attending audits, advice during the audits)
  • Drafting of responses to findings and reports by external environmental legal compliance auditors and the Green and Blue Scorpions
  • Assist clients with negotiations with government departments regarding environmental, water, waste and mining legislation
  • Vetting authorisation applications to ensure that it complies with the letter of the law
  • Assist clients with obtaining water use licences, mining rights, and other environmental authorisations:
    o All legal aspects relating to Authorisations
    o Identifying activities requiring authorisation
    o Advice on interpretation of legislation, required procedures, etc.
    o Public participation
    o Appeals against decisions
    o Advice how to implement licence conditions
  • Assist clients in objecting to applications for environmental authorisations by other parties
  • Assist with litigation (including internal EIA and EMPR appeals, Water Tribunal appeals)
  • Environmental Management Systems
    o Assist with implementation
    o Conduct gap analyses
    o Closing audit findings
    o Internal audits
    o Draft and evaluate legal registers
  • Advice on the Equator Principles

Our Experience

We offer cradle to grave Environmental- legal advice from project inception, operation and closure. We have offered services to clients such as Exxaro Resources Ltd, Tronox KZN Sands, Department of Water & Sanitation, University of Pretoria, Exigo³, Cennergi, SLR Consulting (SA) Ltd and Eskom.

Training

We offer training courses pertaining to all aspects of environmental law including:

  • Introduction to Environmental Law
  • Enviro-Legal Compliance and Risk Management
  • Personal and Director’s liability
  • Environmental law for Environmental Assessment Practitioners
  • Environmental law in SHEQ
  • Environmental law in Mining
  • Environmental law in Agriculture
  • The Impact of legislative changes on your business

 
Training & consulting available on all services