We provide free information and advice to individuals and communities facing environmental threats and opportunities.

Typical problems include loss of community open spaces, loss of wildlife habitat, the pollution of air, soil and water, fly tipping and action likely to increase flood risks. 

Our help is provided via a national network of specialist lawyers and technical experts, all willing to give some free advice on relevant concerns, and via Advice & Referral Centres, run by university law clinics, in London, Manchester and Nottingham.

We exist primarily to help socially and economically disadvantaged communities which want to address their concerns, but lack the resources or information to do so. All, however, are welcome to enquire.

You can enquire by filling in the short form here, or by giving the same information by via a telephone call to our call handling service, generously provided by Irwin Mitchell.

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What happens to my enquiry?

Your enquiry will be considered by staff either within our central team or at your nearest university clinic. All staff either are,or are overseen by, a qualified lawyer. All enquiries will normally be acknowledged within 48 hours. In most cases, we respond by:

- providing the information we think you need to improve your position
- requesting more information (especially if your case might be one to refer to one of our specialist lawyers or technical experts)
- reporting that your issue is not one we can help with, stating why that is and, wherever possible, identifying who might be able to help.