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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).  She is also the Chair of the Scottish Council of CIWM and an external examiner for the University of Edinburgh.  As well as being a Law Society of Scotland Accredited Specialist in Environmental Law, Laura is also an active member of 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

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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Renewable Energy

Davidson Chalmers Stewart LLP is one of the most trusted names in the provision of renewable energy legal advice in Scotland. And when you’re operating in a sector as competitive and rapidly evolving as renewable energy you need lawyers who can deliver swift transactions, innovative solutions and prompt resolutions to complex disputes.

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Property Investment & Development

With recognised experts in commercial property, construction and planning we can deal with any development and investment.

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Rural Business

At Davidson Chalmers Stewart we have a wealth of experience in helping rural businesses adapt to the pressures of today and the broad range of specialisms and sector knowledge within the firm are fundamental to this.

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