With rural landowners facing a greater burden of regulation than ever, we have developed particular expertise in acting on behalf of clients facing prosecution for contravention of some of the many regulations now in force.
The Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011
The Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 (“the Act”) received Royal Assent on 7th April 2011 after a hard fought passage through Parliament. It has had profound implications for shoot managers, gamekeepers and stalkers, those who employ or manage them, and land managers.
We have successfully defended clients against charges brought by the Crown, whether at the instance of the police, or of one of the many agencies with which our clients come into contact, such as SEPA or Trading Standards.
How Turcan Connell can help you
We have successfully defended clients against environmental and wildlife crime charges brought by the Crown, whether at the insistence of the police, or of one of the many agencies with which our clients come into contact, such as SEPA or Trading Standards.
Our solicitors can advise on preventative measures and, should you find yourself under investigation, we can help at every stage of the process. We can deal with the relevant authorities on your behalf, or on behalf of your employees, and, if necessary, defend the case on your behalf. We can also offer advice on mitigating the consequences of environmental offences committed on your property.