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Chala McKenna


LLB (Hons) University of Glasgow; PCC Scottish Law Agents Society; Notary Public; Law Society of Scotland Accredited Specialist

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Having previously worked in-house for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Chala has wide ranging experience spanning all environmental matters with particular expertise in the waste and resources sector, issues relating to water and dealing with compliance and enforcement.

Working with SEPA has afforded Chala valuable insight into what is required and expected when dealing with matters of legal analysis, interpretation and ensuring compliance for commercial clients.  As part of the environmental team at Davidson Chalmers Stewart she is now putting her technical and legal knowledge and experience to use in finding commercially viable solutions for private and public sector clients alike.  Chala has developed good connections across a number of sectors having worked with many technical experts in the environmental arena over the last 8 years.

Chala is a Chartered Waste Manager with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).  The only other solicitor in Scotland to have obtained this accolade is her colleague Laura Tainsh.  Chala is also one of only three Law Society of Scotland Accredited Specialists in Environmental Law and a member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Member’s Forum of the UK Environmental Law Association.

Out of the office Chala enjoys jogging, meeting up with friends and going on scenic day trips with her husband and daughter. 

Experience in the Following Sectors:

Waste & Resource Management

We have substantial experience in advising in the Waste and Resource Management sector, acting on behalf of clients involved with waste management, disposal and treatment activities, waste-to-energy and packaging and recycling.

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