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Landmark Chambers, Pinsent Masons and Mott MacDonald will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday 25th May 2022 at 9.30am – 11.00am.

This webinar will consider the practical and legal considerations that need to be addressed when defining a project and the indirect effects associated with it. In light of the recent decision in Finch, this will be a key challenge risk for projects moving forward.

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Wednesday 25th May 2022


09:30 - 11:00




Free to attend




• Introduction by Chair - Paul Brown QC (Barrister, Landmark Chambers)

• The importance of indirect effects as an issue - Paul Brown QC (Barrister, Landmark Chambers)

• Finch and other recent case law on 'indirect effects' - Matthew Fraser (Barrister, Landmark Chambers)

• Practical thinking - the importance of defining 'the project' throughout the EIA and planning process - Nick McDonald (Partner, Pinsent Masons)

• Practical thinking - 'indirect effects' - a question of planning judgement; and how promoters can support decision makers in making that judgement - Stephanie Baldwin (Technical Director, Environment & Sustainability, Mott MacDonald)

• Questions and discussion.

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