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FCI Roadshows: Meet Our Expert Speakers

RoadShow Suitcase

Four industry experts, three locations, three dates… FCI take to the road to bring you an informative event about how and why further actions are triggered in environmental reports as well as providing clear and definitive advice on the next steps.

Introducing our four experts...

Robin Wells

Robin Wells,
Head of Sales

Robin has worked within the property and legal services profession for the last 20 years. Throughout his time, he has been heavily involved in all aspects of property transactions, from property valuations to lender panel management and search provision. Robin now heads up our experienced business development team for Future Climate Info.

Robin’s presentation will cover;

Key risks and handling Environmental Further Action Reports, offering clear and concise next steps, giving you the tools needed to move the property transaction forward.



Tom Backhouse

Tom Backhouse,
CEO and Co-founder of Terrafirma

Tom has undertaken over 300 hours of educational talks on the varied and many risks the ground poses. Tom pursues an ambition of changing the way in which we perceive, identify and act upon environmental risks to better manage and resolve the problems that are increasing in occurrence across the UK. Tom is award-winning speaker and focuses strongly on changing perceptions and increasing awareness to better arm the audience in the face of emerging and very relevant risks.

Tom’s presentation will cover;

The increasing awareness of mining risk, emerging changes to guidance, case studies, dealing with mining further actions, and handling the next steps.



Mark Bentley

Mark Bentley,
Technical Director at JBA

Mark has over 30-years’ professional experience of flood risk management. Over his career he has produced national scale flood maps, drawn up flood risk management strategies, conducted extensive post flood surveys, undertaken appraisal of flood alleviation schemes, produced flood risk assessments for development sites and helped develop and provides technical expertise for our FCI-JBA Specialist Flood Risk Services.

Mark’s presentation will cover;

Key flood risks and how best to handle flood further actions and advice on next step solutions to satisfy lender requirements and provide peace of mind to property purchasers.



Trevor Hellawell

Trevor Hellawell, Owner of ExL Practice Development

Trevor 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. Trevor was formerly a member of the Law Society’s Planning and Environmental Law Committee and is the author of the Environmental Law Handbook, now in it’s seventh edition.

Trevor’s presentation will cover;

The Environment has not gone away, solicitors must take steps to protect their clients against buying their way into an environmental issue. But, solicitors are paid less now than before. How do we reconcile the two? Slicker and leaner environmental reports is one way, but with the new SRA rules, perhaps outsourcing is another. The presentation will reflect on the current pressures on price and how they can be met at the same time as providing a top-class environmental service to clients.



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