Introduction to Wildlife Law Course 2021

This course is now fully booked

The annual course held under the auspices of the UK Environmental Law Association’s (UKELA) will this year be hosted online from the 7th – 12th November. It will be spread over 5 half day sessions, giving participants plenty of opportunities for breaks away from the screen and for individual study. A short pre-course introductory and ‘getting to know you’ session will also be held on the evening of the 7th.

The course tutors of Andrew Baker, Director, Baker Consultants Ltd., Richard Barlow, Partner at Browne Jacobson Solicitors, Ben Standing, Partner at Browne Jacobson solicitors, Wyn Jones, retired Head of Habitats Advice, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Carl May-Smith, Barrister at Browne Jacobson Solicitors, and Dr Eunice Pinn who works for Seafish, a public body supporting the seafood industry, 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 this year’s UKELA annual conference, several 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 Assessments (HRAs) legislation and providing participants with the chance to look at relevant case studies.

The cost of the course is £200 per person  and is strictly limited to 25 participants. We are also offering UKELA membership for 2022 included in the price for non members who register. This is up to the value of £102 to cover individual membership or be used against the price of any not for profit or local authority corporate membership. Details will be sent out along with a code once bookings have been taken. Free membership is offered at the sole discretion of UKELA.

Due to the popularity of this course we will be limiting the number of delegates able to register from a single organisation to five. This is to ensure a diverse and inclusive mix of participants and to give those who were not successful in securing a space last year a chance this time round. If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

Kindly sponsored by Browne Jacobson LLP

Introduction to Wildlife law

7th – 12th November 2021


Sunday 7th November

19.00          Introductions – tutors and participants

19.45         Introduction to the course and objectives, arrangements for the week – Wyn

20.15         Close


Monday 8th November

10.00         Introduction to wildlife law – a brief overview of the scope and role of wildlife law in the UK and its international context - Wyn

11.00          break

13.00         Species protection law. - Richard

14.00           break

14.15         Species protection law continued addressing species licensing.

15.15         break

15.30         Species protection – marine perspective – Eunice

16.30         Q & A

17.00         Close




Tuesday 9th 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 10th November

10.00 – 12.00     opportunity for one-to-one conversation with tutors.

13.00                   HRA – addressing the protection afforded to international sites - Ben

14.00                   break

14.15                   HRA continued

15.00                   break

15.15                   HRA – marine perspective - Eunice

16.15                   Q & A

16.45                   Introduction to HRA case study exercises - Ben.

17.15                   Close





Thursday 11th November

10.00 – 12.00     opportunity for one-to-one conversation with tutors.

14.00                   HRA exercises - Ben

15.00                   break

15.15                   Q & A

15.45                   Laws of evidence – Carl

16.45                   Close


Friday 11th November

9.00                     Wildlife law from a lawyer’s perspective - Richard

10.00                   break

10.30                   Environment Bill / Act – Wyn and Fred

11.30                   break

12.00                   Summary session and tutors panel Q & A

13.00                   Close



07/11/2021 19:00 - 12/11/2021 13:00
GMT Standard Time
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