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Alison regularly represents clients facing prosecution by the Environment Agency and other regulators. Alison has successfully procured advantageous outcomes for defendants, in some cases significantly reducing the number of charges faced and avoiding prosecution in others.
Alison has extensive experience in the interpretation and application of environmental law, particularly in the field of waste, and has represented clients throughout judicial review proceedings dealing with issues relating to statutory interpretation, including the Environmental Protection Act.
Most recently, Alison has advised a leading renewable energy developer in connection with the proper interpretation of the Wild Birds Directive regarding the presence of protected wild birds on a development site.
Alison practices almost exclusively in the fields of Planning and Environment Law. Prior to being called to the bar, Alison was a Director at Walker Morris LLP, specialising as a solicitor advocate in planning and environmental cases since 2007.
Alison has extensive experience of a variety of development projects, including housing, waste, retail, minerals, and enforcement matters. Alison has represented developers, local authorities and third parties at planning inquires, hearings, and examinations in public.
She deals with wide range of environment and regulatory matters, including enforcement notice prosecutions, prosecutions relating to waste and environmental permit offences, statutory nuisance, listed building prosecutions and protected species licensing matters.
Alison has advised a broad spectrum of businesses on environmental and regulatory matters, including the leisure industry, civil engineering, manufacturing and the waste industry.
Alison has experience of advising on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects, and acted for FCC Environment in the first NSIP to reach examination. Alison has acted as a Parliamentary Agent, successfully petitioning Parliament on behalf of FCC Environment, and appearing before the Joint Committee.
Alison has particular expertise in wildlife and biodiversity matters and dealt with the first case to obtain Secretary of State approval for the use of biodiversity offsetting (to mitigate development impacts on wildlife).
Planning and Environment Bar Association
A wasted opportunity? J.P.L.  1, 10-13
Taking care of protected species - meeting the duty of “strict protection” in England and Wales J.P.L  11, 1547 - 1550
University of Leeds: Law LLB with Hons
University of Sheffield: Post Graduate Diploma in Law
De Montfort University: Masters in Environment Law and Practice