Introduction to Environmental Law

Level: Introductory

12 February 2020, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Freeths, Nottingham (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Freeths’ offices in Birmingham, Leicester, Leeds, London and Sheffield)

Presented by Anthony Collins

Course overview

A practical and interactive introductory course on environmental matters facing local authorities

Suitable audience:

In-house legal, environmental health officers, regulatory officers and others involved in the discharge of environmental functions by local authorities

Overview and topics to be covered include:

• Overview of the environmental functions of local authorities;
• Statutory Nuisance;
• Environmental Impact Assessments;
• Waste Management (including in two tier areas); and
• Clean Air Zones.

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch

Interactive elements

The course will involve the use of case studies and exercises to facilitate dialogue between participants on the topics raised during the course.


This course will cover:

A Ethics professionalism and judgement
B Technical legal practice
C Working with other people

Presenter profiles:

Stuart Evans: Stuart has a wealth of experience working for the public/private sector. He has a wide experience in all areas of planning, highways and environmental law including development consent orders for major infrastructure development and the experience of being the solicitor to the planning committee previously at Birmingham City Council and now at Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Coventry City Council.

Alex Lawrence: Alex advises local government and the wider public sector on the application of local government law, governance matters, the public procurement regime and State aid. Alex spent several years as an in-house solicitor for Leicestershire County Council. For a large part of his time at Leicestershire Alex was the legal adviser to the waste and environmental teams of the council advising across a range of commercial, contract, environmental and regulatory matters. Alex regularly advises local authority clients on environmental law matters and in particular waste management.

David Gould:

Please note we offer the option to attend this course via video conference at another of our offices to make it accessible to as many EM Lawshare members as possible. We do our best to deliver the best experience we can with the technology we have, but inevitably it may not be as effective as attending the course in person. We always appreciate your feedback and make improvements if we can.

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If you would like to send a list of registrants, please email Julie.Scheller@freeths.co.uk.