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Environmental law and Health and Safety Compliance 

Sustainable development is entrenched in our Constitution and enforced in the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 (including other associated Acts and regulations). In order to promote in interests of the environment we need to balance the impact of industrial activities on the environmental resources with the needs of society and a thriving economy. We aim to proactively assist our clients so as to achieve and maintain legal compliance and ensure that significant legal risks are avoided altogether where possible. Now more than ever, businesses cannot afford to ignore these issues as non-compliance can lead to criminal liability (both corporate and individual) and significant financial and reputational issues.

Our environmental law service includes:

  • Advising on environmental aspects of commercial transactions and agreements
  • Applications for environmental licenses, authorisations and permits
  • Appeals against administrative decisions and judicial reviews
  • Appealing and/or amending environmental authorisations
  • Environmental risk identification and management
  • Drafting or advising on appropriate of sustainability-related contractual provisions
  • Due-diligence investigations and compliance auditing
  • Litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR)


The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 Construction Regulations 2014 places an obligation on all the roll players in industry including the Client, the Designer, the Contractor and subcontractors to comply with the Health and Safety regulations from inception to close out. Failure to comply with the health and safety regulations can lead to criminal liability (both corporate and individual) and significant financial losses.


Our Health and Safety services includes:

  • Advising on how to implement the Construction Regulations 2014 in your project from inception to close out
  • Advising on health and safety aspects of development as it relates to your construction and professional services agreements