Join us for the first ever online ‘Introduction to Wildlife Law’. Taking place across the week of 16 to 20 November, this course will be spread across 5 afternoon sessions, giving participants plenty of opportunities for breaks away from the screen and for individual study.
The course tutors are Andrew Baker, Director, Baker Consultants Ltd; Richard Barlow, Partner at Browne Jacobson Solicitors; Bernie Fleming, Fleming Ecology consultancy; Wyn Jones, retired Head of Habitats Advice, Joint Nature Conservation Committee; and Carl May-Smith, Barrister at Browne Jacobson Solicitors. They have a wealth of experience of wildlife law.
The course will be hosted on UKELA’s Zoom platform, which has been used very successfully for the Annual Conference and a number of webinars and meetings. We are very experienced in using this technology, so you can be assured of a smooth and welcoming environment in which to learn and participate.
The course is designed to introduce the wildlife law framework in England and Wales, focusing upon species and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) legislation and providing participants with the chance to look at relevant case studies.
The cost of the course is £175 per person (which includes 1 year's free UKELA membership*) and is strictly limited to 20 participants. To book your place, log in or register and follow the instructions below.
*up to a maximum value of £102 per booking
Kindly sponsored by Browne Jacobson LLP
Introduction to Wildlife law
15th – 20th November 2020
Sunday 15th November
19.00 Introductions / ‘getting to know you’ session, course arrangements.
Monday 16th November
10.00 Introduction to the course and its objectives - Wyn
10.30 Introduction to wildlife law – a brief overview of the scope and role of wildlife law in the UK and its international context - Wyn
14.00 Species protection law. - Richard
15.15 Species protection law continued addressing species licensing
16.30 Q & A
Tuesday 17th November
14.00 Species protection law - case studies. Working in groups participants will examine 2 different case studies and prepare a strategy for licence applications – Andrew (Fred)
15.15 Species protection law - case studies continued –
16.30 Species protection law – summary & conclusions
Wednesday 18th November
10.00 – 12.00 opportunity for one to one conversation with tutors.
14.00 HRA – addressing the protection afforded to international sites - Bernie
15.15 HRA continued
16.30 Q & A
17.00 Introduce HRA case study exercises.
Thursday 19th November
10.00 – 12.00 opportunity for one to one conversation with tutors
15.00 HRA exercises
16.15 Q & A
Friday 20th November
9.00 Laws of evidence – Carl
10.30 Wildlife law from a lawyer’s perspective - Richard
12.00 Summary session and tutors panel Q & A