Environmental Law seminar with Duncan Mitchell

15 March 2018, 13:00 - 14:00
Cambridge campus

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Environmental Law seminar series

Anglia Ruskin University’s Global Sustainability Institute, in collaboration with the Anglia Law School and Anglia Law Society, are hosting a series of expert-led seminars on the subject of environmental law. These interactive seminars will explore:

  • The types of cases that lawyers with an interest in the environment might find themselves working on 
  • How the speakers initially started working for an environmental law firm, and some examples of what career progression within this field might look like


Duncan Mitchell

Duncan Mitchell is a Senior Lawyer at the Environment Agency’s Head Office Legal Team, and is currently on secondment in the Government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) as Head of Environmental Permitting and Liability. Throughout his career, Duncan has advised on climate change law, has acted as a national expert on IPPC for the Commission, and has had a major influence on the Government’s re-writing of the Civil Procedure Rules to ensure that environmental judicial rules are “Aarhaus-compliant”.

Duncan's seminar will explore the ways in which, as a lawyer trained in private practice at Burges Salmon, it is possible to move into the field of environmental law, and will focus on case studies from his time  at the Environment Agency, assignments into non-legal work in the Environment and Business Directorate, and, most recently, his policy work with Defra. 

Event Details

15 March 2018, 13:00 - 14:00
Cambridge campus
Free to attend, open to all