Faculty’s views on environmental court to feature at conference

27 Jul


The Faculty’s support for a specialist environmental court or tribunal in Scotland will be outlined in a keynote address by Sir Crispin Agnew, QC, to a major conference.

The conference, “Securing access to environmental justice”, will examine the current environmental law landscape and how it might need to change in the future.

Sir Crispin is to discuss the ways in which a specialist environmental court could help resolve environmental justice disputes, and the form the court might take.

The Faculty has set out its views in a response to a consultation, supporting a dedicated tribunal or court which could sit at venues around the country, rather than having a fixed base.

The full-day conference, by Holyrood Communications in partnership with the University of Edinburgh Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, is on Tuesday, 4 October, at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh.

Full details at https://www.holyrood.com/event/securing-access-environmental-justice A 20 per cent discount is available until 1 August.