Dr Peter Shepherd is presenting today to a seminar on European Criminal Law and Enforcement in England organised by the European Criminal Law Association at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London. He has been asked to give an ecologists view of the practical issues faced by practitioners when implementing the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations.
Peter will be drawing on his own experiences and that of many other colleagues over the last 17 years. His presentation will briefly review the purpose and intent of the Conservation Regulations as perceived by an ecologist and then go on to set out differing approaches to consenting regimes for projects affecting European Protected Species and how these relate to commercial and non-commercial project work.
The presentation will also provide an overview of the most regularly encountered difficulties and risks associated with the consenting regime and how it operates in England. The audience are all legal professionals and hopefully the examples of practical issues will give a valuable insight to how the legislation is being dealt with at the project level.
Other speakers at the seminar include: June Lunt of Natural England; Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas of Queen Mary University of London, Rex Tedd and Bernard Thorogood of No5 Chambers.
Further information is available here