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LAURA TAINSH | Davidson Chalmers Stewart

Laura Tainsh


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

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Chambers Ranked in UK 2024 | Laura Tainsh The Legal 500 United Kingdom | Leading Individual 2024 Accredited Specialist | Law Society of Scotland

I am the Lead Partner in the Environmental & Waste Team.

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

I am a Chartered Waste Manager with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM). I also Chair the Scottish Council of CIWM, am a board member of Circular Communities Scotland and am a 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, I am an active member of the Law Society of Scotland Environmental Law Committee.

On the more academic side of things, I am 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. I also regularly present at and host 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, I enjoy taking in the beautiful surroundings of North Berwick where I live with my 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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