Caroline is an Associate Director in the Environment team and works with clients from a wide range of sectors on all aspects of environmental and sustainability law, with a particular focus on natural capital.
Caroline's principle area of expertise includes all environmental aspects of complex corporate and real estate transactions, waste and bioenergy projects and infrastructure projects, as well as advising clients on climate change and sustainability regulation, waste producer responsibility law and the emerging areas of biodiversity law.
Her typical work includes environmental due diligence and providing other specialist environmental input in relation to corporate and real estate transactions, as well as providing regulatory environmental advice to clients across the business, often as part of a multi-disciplinary international team. She also works closely with the Planning team on areas such as biodiversity net gain.
As part of the Decarbonisation team, Caroline works with clients to help them tackle the carbon challenge, for example by providing strategic advice regarding their approach to ESG and natural capital or by considering the impact of net zero targets on their business.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
Decarbonisation, sustainability and climate change are a core part of much of what we do in the environment team at Osborne Clarke as well as becoming increasingly some of the defining issues of our times. A key focus for me is discussing and helping to unpick the myriad challenges and opportunities presented with both colleagues and clients, as well as keeping up to speed on the fast changing policy landscape.
"I have spoken to many clients who already have comprehensive carbon reduction plans, but there is no doubt that more can be done to up the ante. We need to get to a place, and quickly, where climate change considerations are built into every decision taken."
Advised on environmental considerations in the purchase by Biffa of Company Shop.
Assisted with environmental due diligence ahead of the investment by Foresight into a portfolio of low-carbon HGV re-fuelling stations.
Assisted with environmental due diligence in the purchase by JLEN of two hydropower stations and a battery storage system.
Provided environmental regulatory advice in the context of the sale of Viridis Power.