Continuing Professional Development

We offer a full range of environmental health, housing, employment law and highways law CPD workshops for your organisation. 

All of our courses are offered either as in-house training or as open workshops at the University . This can make your budget go further as it is priced on a per course basis. 

The CPD Programme of workshops reflect the research and professional activities of members of the School of Law Team who are all qualified barristers and specialists in their fields.

The School of Law is Accredited by the Law Society and the Bar to run these courses.

For further information or to register for the course, contact us.

Who should attend?

These courses are aimed at lawyers, environmental health and housing professionals and practitioners wishing to develop their legal knowledge and skills in some of the key areas of environmental health and housing law.
Numbers attending will be restricted to a maximum of around 25 people.
The training is practical as well as theoretical. It includes group exercises and scenario demonstrations used to illustrate common difficulties found at all stages of litigation, including court hearings.

These courses are designed with the needs of all the relevant professionals in mind. Solicitors and legal executives acting for companies, local authorities and defendants, environmental health officers, housing and other enforcement officers will benefit. There will also be opportunities to learn from each other's experience.

The courses are led by members of the team of barristers, solicitors and environmental health professionals with practical experience of litigation as well as academic knowledge of these specialist areas. There will be opportunities in every course to ask questions and to discuss problem areas.

CPD Hours

CPD hours are available for members of: 

  • Solicitors Regulatory Authority
  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
  • the Bar Standards Board

Six hours CPD can be gained for attending each full-day course and three hours CPD for each half-day course.

The Venue

The University of Surrey is one of the UK's leading professional, scientific and technological universities with a world class reputation in teaching and research. 

We are situated close to Guildford town centre, about a 10 minute walk from the mainline railway station (fast trains from London Waterloo take 35 minutes). 

By road, the campus is easily reached from the A3. Directions to the University can be found at the Getting to the University webpage.

The Extras

Each delegate will receive full workshop materials.

Included in each workshop is all refreshments and lunch.

The Fee

The cost of each workshop is £250.

The Trainers

Stephen Battersby: BSc (Hons) DPA MCIEH, PhD. Independent Environmental Health Consultant, Member of the Health and Housing Group, and Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, Visiting Research Fellow at the Universities of Surrey and Warwick.

Leslie Blake: LL M, Barrister. Lecturer in Law, University of Surrey. In addition to his extensive experience as a lecturer and trainer he is a regular contributor to various legal journals, co-editor of Mainly for Students for Estates Gazette, and co-author with Rosalind Malcolm and John Pointing of Prosecuting Food Safety Act Offences, CIEH, 1993.

Rosalind Malcolm: LL B, Barrister. Professor and Head of Law, University of Surrey. She is also a member of Field Court Chambers and practises in Property, Trusts and Environmental Law as well as in Public Law. She is the author of A Guidebook to Environmental Law, Sweet & Maxwell, 1994, and co-author with John Pointing of Food Safety Enforcement, Chadwick House Publishing, 2005 and The Law and Practice of Statutory Nuisance, Oxford University Press, 2002.

John Pointing: BA, MPhil, Barrister, Field Court Chambers, Gray's Inn, London WC1R 5EP. His practice includes: environmental law, nuisance, health and safety, and food safety. Previous publications include: Alternatives to Custody, Blackwell, 1986 and Victims of Crime: A New Deal?, Open University Press, 1988 [with M. Maguire], and co-author with Rosalind Malcolm of Food Safety Enforcement, Chadwick House Publishing, 2005 and The Law and Practice of Statutory Nuisance, Oxford University Press, 2002.

Richard Benny BA, MA, LL B, LL M, Solicitor. Senior Lecturer, Director of Studies Level 2, Director of Studies LLM Employment Law, University of Surrey. He is the General Editor of the loose-leaf practitioners' work, Sweet & Maxwell's Employment Law Manual. His most recent publications are, Labour Law, 3rd edition, with Robert Upex and Stephen Hardy, published in 2009 by Oxford University Press and Questions and Answers on Employment Law (third edition 2008), with Malcolm Sargeant and Michael Jefferson, also published by Oxford University Press.

Francesco Sindico: LL B, LL M. Lecturer, Programme Leader LLM Environmental Health Law, Deputy Director Environmental Regulatory Research Group, University of Surrey. Collective Books Editor or Journal Guest Editor, with Rosa María Fernandéz Egea and Susana Borrás Pentinat (Eds.), Derecho Internacional del Medio Ambiente: Una Visión desde Iberoamérica, London/Quito, CMP Publishing [forthcoming], and with J. Pauwelyn (Eds.), “Climate Change in a Global Economy”, 2.1. Carbon and Climate Law Review (2008).

Future Dates - Employment Law
Employment Law topicsDates (Saturday)
Introduction to Employment Law and the Contract of Employment26th September 2009
Collective Employment Law31st October 2009
Termination of the Contract6th February 2010
Discrimination Law8th May 2010
Collective Employment Law30th October 2010
Future Dates - Environmental Health Law
Environmental Health Law topics Dates (Saturday)
The Framework to Environmental Health Law26th September 2009
Law of Statutory Nuisance31st October 2009
Occupational Health and Safety Law
Food Law6th February 2010
Housing Law
Europe and World Trade Law8th May 2010
Law of Statutory Nuisance30th October 2010
Occupational Health and Safety Law


  • Local Government Investigatory Powers: Introduction to Evidence Gathering and Court Practice 
  • Snooping/Human Rights
  • Legal Implications of Drains and Sewers
  • Health and Safety at Work: Investigation and Prosecution      
  • Food Safety Act Litigation     
  • Legal Aspects of Housing Repairs and Nuisance      
  • Contaminated Land: The Legal Implications     
  • Statutory Nuisance Litigation

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