Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • Advised on the consenting aspects of a large number of flood alleviation schemes.

  • Prepared cases for a public inquiry into a major flood alleviation scheme.

  • Advised on the expansion of a large water transfer scheme.

DJB specialists

  • Michael Wear (Associate Director)

  • Stephanie Smith (Associate Director) 

  • Maeve Bonner (Partner)

Legal issues that may arise

  • Drafting leases and tri-partite leases for land including river beds

  • Licences and leases of river space for commercial use

  • Development and implementation of flood alleviation schemes

  • Acquisition of land and planning permission for man made rivers

  • Rights to access and mooring

  • Environmental law issues including pollution and contamination prevention

Need help? Get in touch

There are now about 2,200 miles of navigable canals and rivers throughout the UK. The longest river is the Severn, at 220 miles in length. Other major rivers include the Thames, Trent and Mersey rivers, which drain rainfall from large areas of central England.



Tel: 020 7870 7500 


Tel: 0161 669 4800


Tel: 0121 227 9600 


Tel: 01823 279 279


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