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Environmental Law Conference

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134 Renfrew Street

3rd Floor, Fleming House

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IN CONJUNCTION WITH TERRA FIRMA CHAMBERS

CPD 5 hours

Registration and Coffee 9.30am - Lunch will be provided

PEAT Outcome - relevant legal knowledge

OBJECTIVES

This conference will offer a comprehensive survey of key issues in environmental law relevant to Scotland. It will look in depth at some of the topics which practitioners in this area will come across, and expenses in environmental litigation. It will also cover a number of issues which are likely to become increasingly important to environmental lawyers in Scotland.

PARTICIPANTS

This event will be of particular interest to lawyers in local and central government, regulatory agencies, as well as those in private practice and in law centres with a current or potential interest in environmental law topics.

SPEAKERS

Mark Lazarowicz, Advocate, Terra Firma Chambers. Mark has a varied civil practice, specialising in housing, property, environmental, local government, immigration, social welfare, equalities, human rights, and public law generally. He regularly appears in the Court of Session, particularly in judicial review cases, and in Sheriff Courts. He has also appeared in employment, immigration, and housing tribunals and panels. He is a member of ILPA (Immigration Law Practitioners` Association), HLPA (Housing Law Practitioners’ Association), AGEUL (Advocates` Group on EU Law), and the Scottish Public Law Group. From 2001 to 2015 he was Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North & Leith. His activity in Parliament focused on environmental, energy, climate change, financial services, and constitutional issues. From 2008 – 2010 he was the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Carbon Trading, publishing in 2009 a report on ‘Global Carbon Trading.’

Alasdair Sutherland, Advocate, Terra Firma Chambers.

Robert Sutherland, Advocate, Terra Firma Chambers. Robert specialises in property, landlord and tenant, local government and administrative law. His main areas of practice encompass property rights, conveyancing issues, agricultural and crofting law, residential and commercial leasing, environmental and planning issues, and judicial review. He has acted for clients in the Supreme Court, the Court of Session, the Sheriff Courts and the Sheriff Appeal Court, the Scottish Land Court, the Lands Tribunal for Scotland, planning inquiries and local authority hearings. Recent cases have included acting for a landowner in a summary application under the Telecommunications Code, and for a landlord in a dispute over the proper identity of the tenant in a farm lease. He is a member of the Scottish committee of UKELA, the Scottish Planning, Local Government and Environmental Law Bar Group and the Scottish Agricultural Arbiters and Valuers Association. In September 2018 he will be doing a trek of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Children 1st. Donations can be sent to Robert or made online at https://give.everydayhero.com/uk/robert-sutherland-mount-kilimanjaro-trek-september-2018.

Ian Cowan, Highland Environmental Law. Ian was an environmental campaigner in New Zealand, Bristol and Glasgow during the 1980s and ’90s before deciding to become an environmental lawyer. After training in Glasgow, in 2000 he joined the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) as an assistant solicitor in Dingwall. He was SEPA’s regional solicitor for the north of Scotland for nearly a decade, during which he also spent a year as SEPA’s head solicitor and 4 years as its lead solicitor on water issues, while SEPA was getting to grips with the new legislation implementing the EU Water Framework Directive, including the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2005. After leaving SEPA in 2011, he worked briefly in private practice with Frances McCartney, a prominent public law practitioner, then went freelance as an environmental and planning law consultant, advising and representing community groups and individuals all over Scotland, notably at the 6-week planning inquiry in 2014 on coal bed methane extraction near Falkirk.

Susan Shaw. Susan is the Managing Partner and founder of Living Law, a public interest law firm established in Scotland in 2012 with the central aim of supporting access to environmental justice in line with the UNECE Aarhus Convention. She specialises in international law in the fields of the environment, human rights, energy law and public law. She is a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and, in 2016, participated in its first meeting in Brazil and resulting “World Declaration on Environmental Rule of Law”. In her career to date, she has worked in a range of legal and policy related roles at the International, EU and National Levels, including with the Scottish Government, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, in Local Government and with NGOs. She has appeared before various courts, tribunals, public inquiries and international compliance mechanisms on environmental and human rights issues. She is an observer to the UN Minamata Convention on Mercury. Laterally, as the Project Leader for the EU Energy & Coal Project within ClientEarth’s Strategic Litigation initiative, she also built a pan-European litigation project across the EU28 and Turkey from concept in conjunction with a range of civil society actors to support the de-carbonisation agenda and accelerate the shift away from coal to cleaner, greener technologies. This work provided the key legal foundations for the “EU Beyond Coal” Campaign and also involved catalyzing action on fossil fuel subsidies, which are distorting market conditions and acting as a barrier to policy progress. She holds an LLM in International Law from the University of Stockholm, Sweden where she focussed her research on the Planetary Boundaries discourse, the Sustainable Development Goals and environmental law in a transboundary context. During this year, she had the opportunity to engage with leading academics and policy-makers, such as at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, who are driving system-change at the global-scale to help meet the challenges of the Anthropocene.

Brian Cook, Advocate, Terra Firma Chambers.

PROGRAMME

9.30-10.00 Registration (Tea/Coffee)

10.00-10.45 Environmental Law in Scotland after Brexit: The division of EU powers between Scotland and the UK. Mark Lazarowicz, Terra Firma Chambers

10.45-11.30 The costs of litigation: the rules for Protective Expenses Orders for litigation on environmental matters. Alasdair Sutherland, Terra Firma Chambers

11.30-11.45 Tea/Coffee

11.45-12.30 Air Quality: challenges to UK and Scottish governments. The proposals for low emission zones. Robert Sutherland, Terra Firma Chambers

12.30-1.15 Environmental law update. Ian Cowan, Highland Environmental law

1.15-2.15 Lunch (provided)

2.15-3.00 The Aarhus and Espoo conventions. What they are, implications for public authorities, how communities can use them. Susan Shaw, Living Law

3.00-3.45 Anti-social behaviour and nuisance. Survey of current legislation, enforcement authorities and remedies for those affected. Brian Cook, Terra Firma Chambers

3.45-4.00 Q&A

4.00 End

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