In brief: Denton Hall backs environmental group

City firm Denton Hall has sponsored a new environmental law and management group at London's Imperial College. John Salter, head of the firm's environmental law group, says the arrangement will enable Denton Hall to keep up with the “cutting edge” of environmental research. “Lawyers need to understand the scientific options, as well as the legal issues,” he says. “Businesses expect their solicitors to set their legal advice in the technical context.”