Introduction to Wildlife Law course 2020

Bookings open!

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.

20.00     close


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

11.30     break

14.00     Species protection law. - Richard

15.00     break

15.15     Species protection law continued addressing species licensing

16.15     break

16.30     Q & A

17.00     Close


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)

15.00     break   

15.15     Species protection law - case studies continued –

16.15     break

16.30     Species protection law – summary & conclusions

17.00     Close


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  

15.00     break

15.15     HRA continued

16.15     break

16.30     Q & A

17.00     Introduce HRA case study exercises.

17.30     Close


Thursday 19th November

10.00 – 12.00     opportunity for one to one conversation with tutors

15.00     HRA exercises

16.00     break

16.15     Q & A


Friday 20th November

9.00        Laws of evidence – Carl

10.00     break

10.30     Wildlife law from a lawyer’s perspective - Richard

11.30     break

12.00     Summary session and tutors panel Q & A

13.00     Close


11/16/2020 - 11/20/2020

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