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Events Environmental Law 6th Dec 2019, 09:30 to 16:00

Environmental Law for Land Contamination and Development Professionals – One-Day Legal Training Course

Environmental law is complex, but a working understanding of the key liabilities is essential to allow technical land contamination professionals to advise their clients properly and write effective reports.

This one day course is for those working on contaminated and brownfield sites, including in particular professionals undertaking contamination remediation and brownfield redevelopment. The course will explore the aspects of environmental law which are central to the work that you do – both designing and managing site investigations and writing technical reports.

This training course will enable you to:

• Understand what the client needs from different types of technical and due diligence reports and why
• Identify the relevant legal tests that different types of reports need to address
• Understand potential liabilities that can be linked to site investigations and groundworks on brownfield sites and how to avoid and manage these

Who should attend?

• Environmental consultants
• Environmental managers
• Engineering consultants
• Surveyors
• Developers and/or other professionals working in brownfield remediation and redevelopment

Topics covered:

• Part IIA contaminated land regime
• Pollution offences
• Civil claims relating to contamination
• Environmental due diligence
• Third party reliance on technical reports
• Waste regulation and permitting
• Reuse of excavated materials on sites
• Invasive species, including Japanese knotweed


£245*/ £265 per ticket plus VAT (*early bird offer – limited spaces available) These prices include a booking fee.

Other information

  • Morning/afternoon refreshments and lunch are included
  • All course materials will be provided


Places are limited so we recommend that you book your place as soon as possible

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Emma Tattersdill, Partner

Emma Tattersdill Partner

Emma specialises in environmental law, advising on all aspects of environmental regulation and permitting, environmental litigation, enforcement action and/or prosecution for environmental offences. Emma regularly represents clients in claims for damages or injunctions and in judicial review and statutory appeal proceedings. In addition, she advises on environmental constraints within the planning regime including Environmental Impact Assessments. Emma works with clients in both the private and public sectors, on a wide range of brownfield development projects, and works regularly within the minerals, waste and manufacturing industries.

Emma has a particular interest in contaminated land, waste regulation and environmental permitting as well as odour and noise issues, water and air pollution. She is a member of the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA), co-convenor of UKELA’s working group on land contamination, a member of UKELA’s Brexit taskforce and UKELA’s representative on the National Brownfield Forum hosted by CL:AIRE.

Helen Jackson Solicitor

Helen works on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious environmental matters, acting for institutional investors, developers, national and multinational corporations, public sector bodies, and individuals. She qualified as a planning and environment lawyer in 2015, and now specialises in environmental law. She regularly advises clients on environmental issues arising in the course of real estate transactions, and has considerable experience in legal environmental, planning, and regulatory due diligence.

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