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Free Seminar: Environmental & Transactional Risk in Commercial Development



Join us, CLS and leading industry experts as we take to the road to deliver a FREE commercial seminar dedicated to helping you tackle environmental and transactional risks – providing you and your clients with considerations and solutions to move the transaction forward in confidence.

No matter what search provider you use, the outcome of Environmental Reports can cause significant hold ups for commercial property, developments, transactions, or indeed business mergers and acquisitions involving property interests. Our seminar, which is delivered alongside CLS – the number one hub for property data and insurance will give you the tools to tackle these outcomes more effectively and manage the risks to minimise their impact.


Expert Speakers


Robin Wells

Contaminated Land: The Challenges and Solutions – Robin Wells, Head of Sales & Marketing at FCI

The seminar kicks off with a presentation from Robin Wells as he takes a deeper dive into environmental risks that affect commercial developments in particular contaminated land. Robin will explain the current challenges of identifying risks and obtaining remedial evidence, as well as the consequences and the solutions that are available.


Aaron Jones

Effectively Managing Flood Risk Challenges within the Commercial Sector – Aaron Jones, Flood Risk Director at Ashfield Solutions

Pressures within the commercial property sector to drive value and profitability means that clients place every increasing reliance upon their initial Due Diligence checks. Aaron Jones will provide an insight into the unique challenges that face this industry, and how to make better use of the flood risk data that is available.


Using Insurance to Clear the Pathway for Development – Chris Hewitt, Development Director at CLS

Chris Hewitt will provide a concise and deeper understanding of how insurance can be effectively used to remedy roadblocks within commercial transactions. The presentation will cover the extensive work and solutions that CLS offer and how they can help overcome challenges.


Trevor Hellawell, ExL Practice Development

Hosting our Q&A session, Trevor Hellawell is a solicitor who has spent the bulk of his career as a legal training and management consultant. Throughout his career, Trevor has lectured extensively on Environmental Law and Compliance, Professional Conduct, Financial services matters including Money Laundering and mainstream academic law subjects.



Seminar Timings

09.00 – 09.45 Coffee & Pastries – Arrival & Registration
09.45 – 10.25 Contaminated Land: The Challenges and Solutions
10.25 – 11.05 Effectively Managing Flood Risk Challenges within the Commercial Sector
11.05 – 11.30 Tea & Coffee Break
11.30 – 12.10 Using Insurance to Clear the Pathway for Development
12.10 – 12.30 Q&A hosted by Trevor Hellawell
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch & Networking


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