We are pleased to offer a range of careers advice sessions. If you want to hear about training and working in environmental law in Scotland then please register to hear from the following advisers:
Anne Johnstone (Founder, Fair Futures Partnership) - environmental consultant
Alison York - (Head of Legal, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency) - solicitor
Philip Hunter (Partner, Brodies solicitors) - private practice solicitor
The event will be a Zoom meeting for an informal session. Once our advisers have spoken there will be plenty of opportunity to ask any questions so please do come prepared. Registration is required; spaces are free but limited to 30 so book now! The sessions will be recorded and made available on the website so please don't worry if you are unable to join a particular event.
Anne Johnstone is an experienced environmental and sustainability consultant. She established Fair Futures Partnership in July 2020 having previously been Head of Environment, Energy and Sustainability at Hollis and a Senior Manager at Ramboll. Anne has expertise across a broad range of sectors and specialises in the provision of advice on ESG and net zero carbon strategies. Anne is a Fellow of the RSA, sits on the governance board of the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and is a member of the Investment Property Forum Scottish board and the Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land taskforce.
Alison York is a solicitor and Head of Legal in the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. She has over 20 years’ experience practising in environmental law and regulation in the public sector in Scotland. Recent work includes involvement in the development and implementation of SEPA’s new enforcement tools and in the development of the new Integrated Authorisation Framework.
Phil Hunter is a partner in Brodies' Real Estate team and Head of Environment. He is an experienced environmental lawyer who deals with a wide range of environmental matters (both site specific and industry-wide) including waste, water pollution and contaminated land. He advises a broad range of stakeholders in relation to contractual protection mechanisms, warranties and indemnities and risk allocation. Phil is also closely involved in the Brodies renewable energy group and in the onshore and offshore oil and gas and decommissioning group. Phil is increasingly asked to provide support and advice to clients in relation to climate and sustainability and environment, social and governance issues.
Phil is co-organiser of the Brodies and Edinburgh University environmental law lectures series and is a member of the Scottish Contaminated Land Forum. He is currently Vice Chair of the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) and is a member of UKELA's national council and executive with responsibility for Scotland.