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Laura Tainsh


LLB (Hons with Politics) (Glasgow); LLM with Merit (Dundee); Solicitor (Scotland) 2004; Accredited Specialist – Environmental Law.

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Laura Tainsh is the lead Partner in the Environmental & Waste Team

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.

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.

Out of the office, I enjoy taking in the beautiful surroundings of North Berwick where I currently live, especially the beach when the sun is shining!


What Others Say:

The Legal 500 commented:

Key lawyer Laura Tainsh was promoted to partner in 2014, and is praised for her ‘impressive knowledge’ and ‘structured and detailed advice’. 

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