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Laura Tainsh


LLB (Hons with Politics) (Glasgow); LLM with Merit (Dundee); Solicitor (Scotland) 2004; Accredited Specialist – Environmental Law.

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Laura Tainsh is the Lead Partner in the Environmental & Waste Team

Laura has varied and wide-ranging experience which covers all environmental issues, with a particular specialism for dealing with the waste and resources sector.  She enjoys being involved in unique transactions which require a bespoke but commercial approach.

Laura is a Chartered Waste Manager with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).  Laura is also the Chair of the Scottish Council of CIWM, board member of Circular Communities Scotland and member of the Scottish Committee of the UK Environmental Law Association.  As well as being a Law Society of Scotland Accredited Specialist in Environmental Law, Laura is also an active member of the Law Society of Scotland Environmental Law Committee.

On the more academic side of things, Laura is a member of the editorial board of the highly regarded Scottish Planning & Environmental Law (SPEL) Journal as well as being a regular contributor to the journal and to other industry publications as a columnist.  She also regularly presents at and hosts seminars and conference events, in the UK and further afield, on all aspects of environmental law but particularly on issues to do with waste and resources management and policy.

Out of the office, Laura enjoys taking in the beautiful surroundings of North Berwick where she lives with her young son, especially the beach when the sun is shining!

What Others Say:

The Chambers Guide to the UK’s Leading Solicitors describes Laura as:

“very dynamic and really passionate about what she does.”

and highlights her…

“excellent technical knowledge and effective way of working with clients.”

Experience in the Following Sectors:

Waste & Resource Management
Renewable Energy
Property Investment & Development
Rural Business

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