Careers Advice Session - Becoming a Lawyer

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

We are pleased to offer a range of careers advice sessions. If you want to hear about training and working in environmental law from a barrister and claimant solicitor perspective then please register.  Hear from Hannah Brown, Charles Morgan and Harriet Townsend - details below. 

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. 


Harriet Townsend

Harriet is an independent barrister with over 25 years’ experience, primarily working on cases concerning planning and environment law. Her practice also covers a wide range of other public law issues, as well as related property matters (most notably compulsory purchase and compensation). Harriet's clients include individuals, public authorities, planning consultants, developers, and solicitors working throughout England and Wales.


Hannah Brown

Hannah is an Associate Solicitor at specialist environmental, planning and public law firm, Richard Buxton Solicitors. Hannah re-joined the firm in 2016, having worked as a paralegal prior to commencing her training contract in a shipping and commercial litigation firm in both London and Singapore. Since re-joining, Hannah has assisted across the spectrum of the firm’s practice in environmental and planning law, including judicial reviews involving heritage and EIA development, as well as nuisance cases in the Magistrates' and County Courts.  Recent cases include a successful challenge to a negative EIA screening direction by the Secretary of State for development of a site used to dispose BSE infected cattle; a local community challenge to the construction of a battery hen farm bordering an AONB; and protecting an SAC and heritage asset from construction impacts of a proposed development.  Hannah read Geography at Churchill College, University of Cambridge and completed her legal studies at the College of Law and BPP University, receiving distinctions in both the GDL and LPC.

Charles Morgan 

Charles Morgan has been in practice as a barrister since 1979. He works all over the country but has always lived on Tyneside. His work has for many years been almost entirely in the fields of commercial property law and environmental law, with a particular emphasis on water industry law. After serving for 15 years on the Environment Agency panel, he now acts for private enterprises large, medium and small, local authorities and other public sector bodies. His previous experience as a Chancery commercial practitioner leads to regular involvement in cases raising mixed private and public law issues. He appeared as leading counsel for an intervener in the Supreme Court in the case of Manchester Ship Canal Co Ltd v United Utilities Water plc [2014] UKSC 40 concerning rights of discharge into private watercourses and continues to be involved in subsequent related litigation.

1/20/2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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