The legal framework relating to the governance of our marine environment is complex, and in some areas, relatively new. In the UK, this legal framework consists of that which originates from the EU, as well as national regulation such as the Marine and Coastal Access Act. HMC have significant experience in marine environmental regulation and the practical decision making systems which are borne from legislative frameworks.
We can provide the following services
Advice on the interpretation and delivery of marine environmental regulation including the Marine and Coastal Access Act, the Habitats Regulations, the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, the Maritime Spatial Planning Directive and the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive.