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European Protected Species: the legal issues for Consultant Ecologists

Freeths LLP

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 from 10:00 to 16:30 (BST)

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European Protected Species: One-Day Legal Training Course for Ecological Consultants

A detailed legal course for Ecological Consultants who have some experience of European Protected Species (EPS) licensing.  It provides a detailed explanation of the EPS legal framework and how to work with the framework to get the best results for your developer clients. The course will also touch on Brexit and the new Environmental Impact Assessment rules.


1.  Brexit and environmental law: 

  • What to expect in the short term and the long term

 2.  European Protected Species:

 EPS criminal law and when you do / don’t need an EPS licence:

  • Detailed session on each of the key criminal offences applying to EPS
  • What do the offences mean in practice?
  • The up to date case law behind them
  • How to apply the offences to your clients’ projects
  • Tips on how to max out unlicensed works to benefit your clients
  • When you do / don’t need a licence for Temporary Amphibian Fencing

Natural England’s EPS Licensing Policies and District Licensing:

  • What do NE’s EPS licensing policies mean?
  • How do you apply them?
  • Experience to date on how to get maximum benefits for your clients from the policies
  • District licensing - where is it going and what are its implications for ecological consultancies

Planning and EPS:

  • Up to date case law on how EPS should be treated in the planning system
  • How to overcome EPS-related objections at the planning stage (looking at both EIA and non-EIA development)

3. New Environmental Impact Assessment regime introduced in May 2017:

  • Brief update on key changes for developers and consultants who are writing EIA chapters


Costs:  £220* / £240 per ticket

*early bird offer (limited spaces)



Our London office is located in Mayfair. For directions / map:

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

Key speaker:

Penny Simpson 2

Penny Simpson
+44(0)845 017 1133



 “As for the course [Penny Simpson’s EPS course], it was 11/10. Brilliant. I can’t recommend it highly enough. I’ve insisted that my colleagues go on the next one, and you should too!”

“I recently attended a CIEEM training workshop held by Penny on EPS law, which was incredibly interesting, and useful. Penny is a fantastic teacher and clearly a leader in her field.”

Do you have questions about European Protected Species: the legal issues for Consultant Ecologists? Contact Freeths LLP

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Freeths LLP
1 Vine Street
W1J 0AH London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 from 10:00 to 16:30 (BST)

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