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To provide the very best online training we use leading experts to contribute to the academy and professionals like the current Law Society President (Birmingham) John Hughes have been involved in the development. John has shared his thoughts on its’ inception with us.

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Professor Robert Lee

One of the UK’s most respected environmental academics and commentators. Bob is Head of the Law School and the Director of the Centre for Legal Education and Research at the University of Birmingham.

He has acted as specialist adviser to the European Parliament, the European Commission, the House of Commons and the National Assembly for Wales and has worked for the Department for the

Environment in Northern Ireland (drafting environmental legislation), the Irish Environment Protection Agency, the UN Environment Programme and the UN Development Programme.

In the UK, he has undertaken research projects on the regulation of technologies for both the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Andrew Wiseman

Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in environmental and planning law. He was formerly a partner and head of environmental law at an international law firm in the City of London.

His practice encompasses a full range of environmental and planning law. He has particular expertise in contaminated land, waste and environmental insurance.

He often advises other solicitors where their firm does not have the necessary in-house expertise.

Andrew is the author of the Law Society Environmental Law Handbook and a chapter author of the Law Society Conveyancing Handbook.

Sue Highmore

Sue qualified into the Real Estate Department of Linklaters in September 1983, handling investment work, major development projects and advising landlords and tenants of commercial property.

From 2002 until recently, she headed up the Real Estate PSL service, with particular interest in training and precedent development.

Simon Boyle

Simon has over 25 years’ experience as an environmental lawyer which has included working in local government and for a major manufacturing company. For 12 years he has run an MSc module on Environmental Policy and Law.

He is the chapter author (Information Sources and Environmental Reports) of Contaminated Land by Stephen Tromans and a chapter author of Wilderness Protection in Europe (2016).

Tim Champney

Tim is an environmental specialist, delivering comprehensive and robust environmental due diligence services to the financial, legal and property markets, in relation to land contamination and flood risk. Prior to joining Argyll Environmental as a Consultant in 2014, Tim gained valuable experience in the construction sector, which has formed his highly commercial and practical approach to risk management solutions.

He is an accredited Associate Environmental Auditor, and carries out Phase 1 Site Audits for commercial, industrial and redevelopment property transactions across the UK. Over the last two years Tim has run a post-graduate environmental auditing course at the University of Brighton, training new practitioners in the field. Tim is currently developing his skills, and is training as an Environmental Engineer at the University of Strathclyde.

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Our Latest Webinars

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Introduction to the Academy

How the Academy helps solicitors meet the SRA competency requirements and introduction to the main presenters.

Flood Risk

Looking at why flood risk is such an important issue for property owners, how to carry out the necessary due diligence and provide practical advice.

Contaminated Land

Looking at the risks presented by contaminated land, carrying out the right searches and advising clients.

Energy and Infrastructure

How big infrastructure projects can affect properties several miles away. Many of these issues are highly controversial and are changing the landscape of the country.

Planning

Looking at the basics of planning law and what is provided by the various searches, including the Landmark Plansearch Plus report.

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