Angus Evers

Angus Evers

Partner

Expertise

  • Planning
  • Real estate
  • Construction and engineering
  • Planning and environment

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Shoosmiths LLP
England

WSG Leadership

Energy Group
Member
Sustainability Group
Member
Profile

Angus is an experienced environmental lawyer whose practice covers all aspects of environmental law from contaminated land to waste, climate change, renewables, nuisance, water pollution and asbestos. He also has expertise in related areas such as energy and health and safety. He advises developers and operators of, and investors in, infrastructure, real estate and other businesses on transactional, regulatory and contentious issues, regularly working alongside corporate, real estate, commercial, regulatory, projects and EU/competition teams.

Angus’s recent experience includes advising:

  • one of the UK's leading regeneration businesses on the acquisition, development and disposal of multiple brownfield sites across the UK;
  • various private equity and real estate funds on their participation in the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme;
  • a waste management company with operations across a wide geographic area on enforcement disputes with multiple local authorities;
  • a motorway service area operator on the acquisition and redevelopment of former landfill sites as motorway service areas; and
  • a major real estate developer on environmental liabilities arising following the insolvency of a waste management business tenant.

Angus has led Shoosmiths’ environmental practice since 2016, having joined the firm from King & Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin).

He is one of the Co-Chairs of the UK Environmental Law Association’s (UKELA) Governance & Devolution Group and a former Convenor of UKELA's Waste Working Party.

Education

BA (Hons) in Combined Social Sciences: 1st - Durham University
LLM in Environmental Law: Merit - De Montfort University, Leicester
Areas of Practice

Construction and engineering | Corporate responsibility | Dispute resolution and litigation | Litigation and disputes | Planning | Planning and environment | Real estate | Regulation, business crime and compliance | Regulatory & compliance | Regulatory and compliance

Articles

Focus on COP26: The Long Road to Glasgow
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2021

The UK will host the UN’s COP26 climate change conference in November 2021, but what is a COP – and what happened at the previous 25 COPs? 15 April 2021 marks 200 days until COP26 is due to start. Taking place in Glasgow from 1-12 November 2021, COP26 is the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)...

2021 Predictions: What’s on the Horizon for the Environment?
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2021

This year it may be easier to predict developments in environmental law and policy than in 2020. The main reason for that is that there are several key developments that should have happened in 2020 but didn’t because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Here are our top five predictions. 1. The Environment Bill The Environment Bill is a key piece of legislation that establishes a post-Brexit environmental governance framework for England...

Bitesize: Freeports – Planning
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2021

To boost the economy post-Brexit the government is committed to establishing up to 10 freeports across the UK. In our latest freeport bitesize article, we look at some of the planning implications of which bidders and bid participants should be aware. Back in August 2019 the UK Government announced plans to create ten new freeports that would be free of “unnecessary checks and paperwork, and include customs and tax benefits”...