Careers Advice Session - Becoming a Commercial Solicitor

Join us for a careers advice session on training and working in environmental law and find out more about becoming a commercial solicitor.


We are pleased to offer a range of careers advice sessions. If you want to hear about training and working in environmental law with a commercial solicitor focus then please register to hear from the following advisers:



 Ben Stansfield

Ben is an environmental lawyer with Gowling WLG, based in London. Ben has a broad environmental practice and advises clients in relation to compliance with complex chemical and product laws, the remediation of contaminated land and water; and the permitting and consenting of infrastructure and industrial processes. Ben has particular expertise in waste matters and corporate disclosure and reporting issues.


Paul Davies

Paul Davies is a partner at Latham & Watkins, one of the world’s leading law firms, based in their London office and leads the firm’s ESG practice as the head of the European and Asian Environmental, Land & Resources Practice. He is also the Global Co-Chair of Latham & Watkins' ESG Taskforce and a member of the Board of Directors of Environmental Law Institute (ELI). He advises on the environmental aspects of corporate transactions in addition to a wide variety of other work, including the management of contaminated land, the insurance of environmental risk, climate change, health and safety, asbestos, and waste management issues. Mr. Davies is also named among Europe’s Top 10 Innovative Individuals for being “at the forefront for environmental law in Europe and Asia” by FT Innovative Lawyers Report 2019.


Helen Mitcheson

Helen is an environmental and planning solicitor at Trowers & Hamlins. Prior to becoming a solicitor Helen worked as an environmental consultant and environmental scientist. She has experience advising clients on a range of environmental issues including environmental impact assessments for onshore and offshore developments in many jurisdictions, onshore and offshore permitting requirements, transactional support and regulatory obligations. She also has a particular interest in the relationship between science and law.


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 25 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. 

12/8/2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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This event is full.

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