Begonia is an accomplished commercial environment and climate change lawyer with over 20 years’ experience advising companies, developers, the public sector and law firms.
Begonia’s practise covers all aspects of environment and climate change regulation including, waste, water, environmental liabilities, project finance, prosecutions, judicial reviews, green finance, ESG, human rights and climate change governance. Before joining Acuity, Begonia worked at several magic-circle law firms and most recently headed up the Environment Practice at Foot Anstey.
An expert in her field, Begonia is a trusted advisor to Boards, advising on managing environmental risk and enabling resilience through climate change governance. She has also given expert evidence to the House of Lords on new environmental legislation and continues to support Parliamentary Committees with her expertise.
Notably, Begonia is also working on preparing the UK for a post-Brexit world by Co-chairing the now-named Environmental Governance Task Force.
The Planning & Environmental Team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500.