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Prospect Law’s education and training service brings together our multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, surveyors, insurance and technical advisors.

It enables our clients to access this unique combination of specialist expertise to enhance and develop their own knowledge and skillsets. It allows us to provide critical knowledge and insight across our specialist areas of renewable energy, nuclear energy, insurance and risk management, ESG (environment, social, and governance), and agri-business.

In addition, through our bespoke training service, we design and deliver practical learning outcomes that are tailored to organisations’ specific requirements and training needs.

Our Upcoming Training Courses

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Implications of Biodiversity Net Gain provisions of the Environment Act 2021 for commercial operations and planning developments. This workshop details some of the main provisions of the Act regarding biodiversity net gain, biodiversity metrics, and their implications in relation to commercial planning applications. But today’s new planning obligations are only part of a wider government and legal response to a global biodiversity crisis threatening a million species with extinction. This course aims to inform participants of changes which will affect their businesses, but also to make them aware of the drivers for other policy on biodiversity.
Employment law relating to equality and diversity in the workplace is broad and complex and creating genuinely inclusive working environments is a core objective for any organisation. Training can be critically important in this respect and this workshop helps organisations understand the legal context, benefits, and risks through practical guidance from a senior employment law specialist.
Preventative legal planning is critical for organisations who want to minimise risk arising from workplace disputes. Proactively managing and avoiding workplace conflict is important in preventing issues from escalating into disputes. From a legal perspective, it is key that organisations protect their position before it needs protecting. This workshop provides practical guidance from a senior employment law specialist to help businesses to do that effectively.
The role and impact of ESG has transformed over the past decade. It has become increasingly important for organisations to develop, and articulate, a strong and clearly defined ESG strategy and ethos. This two-day course aims to cut through the noise and jargon and provide a clear framework for understanding the core concepts, mechanisms, and impacts of ESG.
Practical Guidance for Insurance Buyers Part Two: The insurance claims process can often be drawn out and complicated, and differences in the way that the process is managed can have significantly different outcomes. This is an essential two hour course for business managers and owners looking for guidance on how to initiate and manage the insurance claim process more effectively. 
Far too many farmers sign up to contracts without reading the terms, meaning they often get a bad deal and poor value for their farming businesses. This two-hour workshop provides a real-world guide to understanding and getting better value out of farming business contracts.
Practical Guidance for Insurance Buyers Part One: Insurance can be complex, and most organisations use brokers and advisors to help simplify the process. As helpful as that can be, the outlook and objectives of intermediaries can vary and may be influenced by different incentives and remuneration mechanisms. This course is designed to help non-insurance specialists achieve better outcomes when purchasing business and commercial insurance.
As the scope and complexity of environmental law continues to evolve, it is increasingly important to remain up to date and aware of the obligations and key impacts of current legislation. This two-hour course details the significant areas of legislation and key implications of environmental law from the perspective of the property sector.
This course provides an overview of the compliancy and good practice requirements of Solar PV systems, and why these are important in a sector experiencing exponential growth. It provides a holistic outline of the technical standards required to design and install solar PV systems. These include both UK (BS) and international IEC standards, as well as other regulations. It outlines how they are interlinked and feed back to the HSE ESQCR regulations, which is a fundamental statutory regulation.
The scope, role, and importance of ESG has increased continually over the last decade. For new employees and graduates embarking on careers in today’s economy, a functional understanding of the evolving role of ESG, its impacts, key drivers and emerging trends has become an essential knowledge requirement. This modular training programme has been specifically designed to develop the knowledge and understanding of ESG that employees will need as they begin new careers.
This final workshop provides a high-level summary of the previous four workshops and facilitates a review discussion between the delegates.
This workshop will consider repository development in more detail. It will look at the options available for near-surface (or equivalent) and deep repositories, the timings associated with each and the long-term requirements. Siting will be covered along with stakeholder engagement. National examples will be presented and discussed. The learning objectives here are to gain an understanding of the siting and design of near-surface facilities for lower activity wastes, and the siting and design of deep geological repositories. The timings of each set against the nuclear power programme will be considered and linked to the financing aspects. An appreciation of stakeholder engagement will also be achieved.
Article 19 of the Joint Convention on the safety of spent fuel management and the safety of radioactive waste management requires the legislative and regulatory framework (of a country) should provide for ‘a clear allocation of responsibilities of the bodies involved in the different steps of spent fuel and of radioactive waste management’. This workshop will consider the various organisations involved in a nuclear power programme and their interrelationships, and look at various national examples. It will in particular consider the roles and responsibilities of waste management organisations (WMOs).
This workshop will examine the basic principles of costing long term liabilities such that adequate financing will be available to deal with them as and when required. The liabilities in question are spent fuel storage, decommissioning and near surface and geological disposal. The workshop will consider the various cost estimation methods and factors affecting costs in developing lifetime plans. It will then go on to describe the basic principles of funding schemes, including contribution mechanisms, trust funds and investment strategies; the importance of decommissioning plans for new-build will be emphasised. Examples of funding mechanisms from various countries will be provided.
This workshop will look at the development of policies and strategies for spent fuel management, radioactive waste management, decommissioning, extraction industries, and industrial / medical arisings. It will be tailored as appropriate to the requirements of the party concerned utilising IAEA and NEA guidance, and international best practice. At the end of the workshop delegates will have developed an understanding of what policy is, how it is established and what it should cover. Similarly, delegates will understand how policy is implemented through strategy development and the competences required to deliver this.
This series of five specialised workshops is designed for personnel in relevant organisations within countries that are intending to establish nuclear energy programmes. The training utilises the IAEA’s Milestones approach for developing a national infrastructure for nuclear power and uses the framework as a central reference point to evaluate the development of policies, strategy, infrastructure, organisations, financing and funding mechanisms.
Key considerations for regulation and licensing; radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel management; decommissioning; liability and insurance.
Many organisations report that knowledge gaps and lack of clarity around core principles are significantly increasing the challenge of integrating ESG fully into their organisation culture. A key challenge arises when trying to align ESG policies and strategy across the entirety of the organisation. Effective implementation relies on bringing the entire organisation along on the process. Training can play a vital role in developing and disseminating the knowledge and core purpose required to underpin and instil the culture necessary for successful implementation.