"Deep expertise in waste-to-energy projects, waste packaging and disposal. He is also recommended for advice on liability and risk in transactions and site acquisition, and for contentious matters."Chambers and Partners 2020
"Good at problem-solving and finding solutions."Chambers and Partners 2019
Simon Colvin is "commercial, responsive and has a good grasp of business needs and excellent knowledge of environmental law".Legal 500 2019
"He is very knowledgeable, very personable and has good working relationships with regulators."Chambers and Partners 2018
Simon Colvin has 'a very relaxed and conciliatory approach, which ensures positive engagement and outcomes'.Legal 500 2017
"Head of department Simon Colvin is "extremely thorough, but with a very pleasant way of dealing with things and a fairly light touch," according to clients. He advises both public and private sector clients on a range of contentious and non-contentious environment matters."Chambers and Partners 2017
Simon is client relationship partner for a number of our leading energy and utility clients. That role gives him unique insight and understanding of the pressures and requirements that operators in the energy and utility sector are subject to.
He works closely with those clients to understand what is important to them and how we can help them to achieve their goals.
Simon is currently advising on an EfW project in MId-Wales, the roll out of 25 small scale CHP plants nationally, the export of RDF and SRF from the UK, enforcement/prosecutions being brought by the EA and NRW, as well as related civil sanctions, compensation claims pursuant to the WIA 1991, an end of waste application that is now with the Court of Appeal, the disposal of former manufacturing facilities for US corporations for remediation and subsequent development, and the Mersey Tidal project.
Simon is a member of CIWM and writes a regular column in their journal, he is a fellow of IEMA and delivers a quarterly legal update webinar for them, he is also a member of the Institute of Water. He has supported the Broadway initiative and a group of legal experts in supporting DEFRA with the formation of the new Environment Bill.