Speaker profile

Laura Tainsh

Laura Tainsh

Partner & Head of Environment & Waste, Davidson Chalmers LLP

Laura Tainsh is a Partner and Head of Environment & Waste at Davidson Chalmers LLP.

Laura has varied and wide-ranging experience which covers all environmental issues, with a particular specialism for dealing with  the waste and resources sector, and 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, the only solicitor in Scotland to have obtained this accolade. She is also a member of the Scottish Council of CIWM and the Scottish representative of the CIWM Scientific and Technical Committee. In addition, Laura is a Law Society of Scotland Accredited Specialist in Environmental Law and is an active member of Law Society of Scotland Environmental Law Committee and of the Scottish Committee of the UK Environmental Law Association. She has also recently been appointed to the management board of Community Resources Scotland Network.

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 also to Materials Recycling World Magazine as a columnist. She also regularly presents at and hosts seminars and conference events on all aspects of environmental law but particularly on issues to do with waste management and policy.