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Anne was called to the Bar in 1992 and is an Associate (Barrister) in the Real Estate Department of DAC Beachcroft's Bristol office. Anne is a member of the firm's national Safety Health and Environment team and specialises in regulatory compliance and environmental law matters and planning. Anne was previously in-house Counsel at the Environment Agency, advising on the statutory powers, duties and responsibilities of the Agency as regulator, environmental regulation, waste management, the contaminated land regime, land drainage/flood defence and water law, habitats and conservation, town and country planning, environmental impact assessment, and other UK and EU environmental legislation. Anne also spent 2 years as an Environment Manager in the Environment Agency, responsible for 5 operational teams covering waste management, environmental permitting and COMAH regulation, pollution incident response and site inspections; pollution control and radioactive substances regulation; water quality; water level monitoring; and a special enforcement team. Anne now advises both private and public sector clients, on regulatory environmental and planning law matters in both an operational and transactional/due diligence context. Areas of specialism include waste management regulation; environmental permitting; contaminated land; regulatory, environmental and planning prosecutions, enforcement and appeals; habitats and conservation; environmental impact assessment; floodplain issues; pollution offences; producer responsibility regimes; hazardous substances and COMAH regulation; planning and environmental related judicial review; landowner/occupier liabilities; and waste and energy infrastructure procurement projects.
An 'accomplished planning lawyer who largely concentrates her practice in the healthcare sector as well as handling infrastructure projects'. Chambers and Partners UK, Planning, 2013 Edition, Bristol '...efficient, cost effective and aware of the needs of her clients'. Chambers and Partners UK, Environment, 2013 Edition, Bristol and surrounds DAC Beachcroft LLP has expertise in the waste management and renewables sectors, with a focus on acting for new technology providers...key figure is team head Anne Harrison who is ‘efficient, cost-effective and aware of the client’s needs’. Legal 500 UK, Real Estate, 2012 Edition, Environment, South West