Environmental Law Seminar

Environmental Law Seminar


Posted on April 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm

A Miscellany 

Environmental Law Seminar – Free to CNWLS Members 


Date: Thursday 16th May 2019
Venue: The University of Law, Christleton Hall, Pepper Street, Christleton, CH3 7AB
Speaker: Brian Wake
Registration: 5.00pm – 5.30 pm. Seminar: 5.30pm – 7.00pm

The seminar will cover:

  • What is the environment?
  • Development of Environmental Law
  • Enforcing agencies
  • Contaminated land
  • Waste
  • Water pollution
  • Statutory Nuisance
  • Renewable Energy
  • Affected areas of Practice
  • Who else can help?
  • Brexit!


Brian Wake. Brian is nationally recognised as a “leader in his field” by the leading legal reference works “Chambers’ Guide to the Legal Profession” and “The Legal 500”.His specialist fields are mineral extraction, waste, environmental law and renewable energy.He was for many years a Fellow of the Institute of Quarrying and is a member of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association, having founded its North West section in 1991, and serving as its Chairman for 6 years. He is also a member of the Country Landowners’ Association’s Minerals Working Party.He served for 6 years on the North West Regional Environment Protection Advisory Committee, a statutorily constituted committee with the Environment Agency.

Since leaving Tarmac Quarry Products in 1986 to re-join private practice, Brian has advised landowners and operators on all aspects of mineral extraction projects, from small extensions to major new green field developments, and in relation to renewable energy projects, notably onshore windfarm developments. His clients include major property companies, landed estates, consortia of landowners, and individual operators and landowners.

Brian has lectured extensively on minerals, waste environmental law and renewable energy projects to the RICS, RIBA, CLA, and other lawyers in training courses and conferences around the country.

He is the main contributing editor of the title “Renewable Energy” for the Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, the legal profession’s foremost reference work, and of the 4threvision of the title “Mines Quarries and Landfill” in the same work.

He is also a co-writer of the RICS advisory booklet on “Mineral Options and Leases”.

Book your place 

The seminar is free to attend for CNWLS members. Reserve your place by emailing: Carol.Draycott@law.ac.uk with the names of those attending and your firm details.

Non-members are also welcome. Places are £25 each for non-members, with payment to be made to:

Cheshire and North Wales Law Society
Bank Account:        79823513
Sort Code:              60-40-08
Reference:             Seminar 6 and your name


If you have any questions about the event, please contact Carol Draycott.


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