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New environmental law specialism

1 May 04

The Society is introducing a specialist accreditation in environmental law

The Specialisation Committee of the Society have agreed to introduce a specialist accreditation in environmental law. Normally an applicant should have held a practising certificate for seven years and be able to demonstrate significant experience in environmental law during each of the five years preceding the application. They should have a broad based knowledge of the general principles of environmental law and significant experience in at least two specific areas such as contaminated land, waste management, radioactive substances, integrated pollution prevention and control, water, sewerage, statutory nuisance, nature conservation, noise and discharge consents.

The panel dealing with these applications will be chaired by Kenneth Ross of Bishops, Glasgow. The other members are Mark Poustie, lecturer at Strathclyde University, Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw, QC, Trish Henton, formerly chief executive of SEPA, and Mike Blair of Thorntons, Dundee. The guidance notes and application form can be obtained from Sharon McFarlane at the Society (tel 0131 476 8151; email