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Climate Justice CPD Series 2024 – Session 3

Organisation The Law Society of Northern Ireland
Date 15th May 2024 12:30 PM (GMT)

Date: Wednesday 15 May 2024

Time: 12.30PM – 2.30PM

Location: Law Society House, Belfast

Cost: £40.00 + VAT per person

CPD Hours: 2 Group Study

The Law Society of Northern Ireland is pleased to partner with the Public Interest Litigation Support (PILS) Project to deliver an exciting Climate Justice CPD series for members.

The aim of the training programme is to inspire, empower and support solicitors to use your skills and expertise to assist clients, and to enhance your ability to provide services, in the emerging practice of environmental law and climate justice in Northern Ireland.

This session will focus on local campaign groups and some of the issues and cases they are working on, with an opportunity to speak to and network with those groups. Attendees will also hear about climate-related legal action that has taken place in Northern Ireland, including the use of Third-Party Interventions.


This session will provide participants with insights into various ways in which solicitors can support legal actions through case studies in which different areas of law have been engaged and different legal tools utilised as part of climate justice campaigns.

The first panel will cover a range of issues, including: protest rights and defamation.

The second panel will also cover a range of issues, including: planning applications/disputes and third party interventions.

Panellists will describe their experiences either as a campaigner or as an organisation supporting the campaigner/campaign group. Each panellist will speak for 5-7 minutes and then a Q&A will be chaired by the PILS Director.

The names of panel members will be confirmed a number of weeks in advance of the session.

The panel sessions will be followed by networking. This part of the session will allow time for participants to network with campaigners for their mutual benefit. We are hoping that after hearing the panellists’ stories, participants may be able to identify ways in which they could support the individuals and groups, or similarly situated individuals. This will be a time during which participants and campaigners can discuss and network in a structured, informal setting.

We hope that this session will show participants that they may already possess some of the knowledge and skills required to support climate justice litigation.

All Tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable.

Please note that events may be recorded and made available post event.

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