Clarks hires SITA legal chief

Thames Valley firm Clarks has hired the legal director of waste management company SITA to boost its environmental and waste management team.

Libby Cooper joins the firm as environmental consultant after 20 years working in the waste management industry.

Simon Thorne, head of the Clarks team, said: “Our objective is to build one of the best environmental and waste management legal teams in the UK.”

The team’s work currently includes advising the public and private sectors on waste management PPP contracts, landfill gas agreements and environmental law training.