Simon Colvin, Head of Environment, Weightmans

Simon Colvin

Simon heads the firm's Environment Team. He specialises in all aspects of UK, EU and international environmental law and policy. Simon has extensive experience across a range of sectors and regularly advises both private and public sector organisations often working with waste operators, manufacturers, water companies, energy generators and developers as well as central government, local authorities and regulators on environment and consenting matters.

Simon has developed the firm's market leading 24/7 EDAS service (Environmental Defence and Advisory Service) which provides clients with round the clock support in relation to environmental incidents and compliance.

According to Chambers & Partners sources laud Simon's dedication to the sector, noting his knowledge even in esoteric areas of the field. Sources say: "Not only does he have the attention to detail, but he has a commercial view as well." Simon receives praise in Legal 500 for being a 'very professional … good-quality lawyer who works as part of a client's team', as well as being 'very knowledgeable'.

He speaks and publishes regularly on environmental issues having recently appeared on national television and been quoted in the national press. Simon is the Northwest convenor of UK Environmental Lawyers Association, works closely with IEMA and writes regularly for the Environmentalist and is a co-opted member of the CIWMs Northwest Group.