We Feature In The UK Legal 500

We have featured in the UK Legal 500 every year since 2004. You can view our 2013 Firm Profile here. Below are some of our most recent entries:

Legal 500, 2014

Environment- Boutique Practice Zyda Law has integrated energy, planning and environmental expertise. Acting primarily for corporate clients in controversial planning applications, the team has strong regulatory expertise, with sector strengths including waste, nuclear and gas. It has recently advised EDF, INEOS and Viridor Waste Management. Paul Zyda is recommended.

Planning- An 'excellent' boutique, Zyda Law is active in complex application procedures relating to major infrastructure projects. Paul Zyda is 'best in class', and stands out for his 'market insight'.

 Paul Zyda is also ranked as a leading individual for planning and energy.

Legal 500, 2013

Environment - Top Tier firm, 'Zyda Law is a boutique practice with considerable expertise in large energy projects. The team provides 'prompt, clear and concise advice', and Paul Zyda is 'very knowledgeable'. Highlights included obtaining five hazardous substances consents in relation to EDF Energy's existing fleet of nuclear power stations. Dounreay Site Restoration Limited is another significant client.'

Planning - Top Tier firm, 'Boutique practice Zyda Law has a ‘small but very capable team’. Paul Zyda shows ‘great attention to detail’, and ‘goes that extra mile’. Clients include EDF Energy and Ineos ChlorVinyls.'

Legal 500, 2012

‘A small, specialist practice but a real “client’s firm”’, Zyda Law focuses on planning and environmental matters for energy and waste sector clients. Paul Zyda gives ‘refreshingly candid advice, supported by many years of front line experience’. It advised Dounreay Site Restoration in relation to the decommissioning of nuclear reactors, and acted for Ineos Chlor on a planning application for an energy-from-waste site. Solicitor Jonathan Leary is ‘impressive’’ '

Legal 500, 2011

'Niche firm Zyda Law LLP in Nantwich may lack the resources of some of its peers in the ranking, but this is more than made up for by the quality and depth of advice, attention to detail, communication skills and speed of response. Active across a range of sectors, it is best known for its expertise in the nuclear industry, where founding partner Paul Zyda has an established track record. The firm continues to advise the UK Atomic Energy Authority on its decommissioning of three nuclear reactors at the Dounreay nuclear power station in Scotland.'

Legal 500, 2010

'Zyda Law LLP is a niche practice based in Nantwich headed by Paul Zyda.  It provided an 'excellent and efficient service' with a 'can-do' attitude and 'belts-and-braces approach'; a 'real client's firm'.  It provides specialist advice on substantial planning and environmental programmes, and has particular strength in the nuclear industry, advising British Energy in relation to its various nuclear sites, the UKAEA on the decommissioning at Dounreay, and Blythe Park Power on a proposed 950MW CCGT in Staffordshire.'

Legal 500, 2009

'The highly respected Paul Zyda of Nantwich-based Zyda Law has an excellent reputation for obtaining development and environmental consents for infrastructure projects in the energy (nuclear and gas), waste and rail sectors. The firm represented the UK Atomic Energy Authority on phase 1 of the decommissioning of three nuclear reactors.'

Legal 500, 2008

'This niche firm advises on planning and environmental law, notably in major infrastructure projects including nuclear new build and decommissioning and waste issues, as well as gas power plants, storage, railway distribution parks and other projects'.

Legal 500, 2007

'Nantwich-based Zyda Law a nationally renowned environmental practice led by the experienced Paul Zyda.  The firm has particlar expertise in nuclear contaminination matters, and is widely recognised for its advice to the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority on the decommissioning of Dounreay Nuclear Power Station.'

Legal 500, 2006

'Zyda Law is a nationally recognised environmental practice with a firm grasp of nuclear contamination issues; it recently advised the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority on the decommissioning of Dounreay Nuclear Power Station.  Paul Zyda and his team also advised on the planning and environmental issues surrounding the sale of a gas storage facility.  A blue-chip client base includes E.ON UK plc and INEOS Chlor Ltd.'

Legal 500, 2005

'Boutique outfit Zyda Law has a strong focus on energy and infrastructure projects.  Name partner Paul Zyda brings enviable technical experience from his former in-house position within the nuclear industry.  In 2004, the firm impressively obtained planning permissions for Scottish Power UK plc and the UK Atomic Energy Authority, mandates which also tapped into the firm's considerable environmental expertise.'

Legal 500, 2004

'Nantwich-based Zyda Law was set up in 1999.  It specialises in real estate and projects and handles infrastructure matters, including commissioning and decommissioning.  Clients include blue-chip companies and public sector bodies.'