Phil Studds joined the practice as Director in June 2007. He has worked for 15 years as a scientist and consultant to industry, particularly with regard to contamination — land and water — and associated risk and remediation issues. He is experienced in managing environmental liability on behalf of clients and of demonstrating due diligence in anticipation of developing legislation, such as Waste Management Regulations and the Water Framework Directive.
Phil's scientific abilities — including testing, analysis and predictive modelling — and his understanding of regulatory and commercial issues are complemented by his skill as a communicator. He often acts as the interface between client and legislator to broker solutions that are both compliant and economically viable.
At Leeds University, Phil is guest lecturer in both the Civil Engineering and Earth Sciences departments. He contributes frequently to professional journals and magazines.