Session 1 (Weds 14 April, 10.00 am - 12.00)
Law and the historic environment: an overview (Roger Thomas) - a broad and rapid overview of the different types of law in England and Wales, with an emphasis on the principles of public or administrative law.
Protecting the historic environment (Robin Barnes) - an introduction to the various forms of legal protection for different aspects of the historic environment (scheduling, listing, etc)
Session 2 (Thurs 15 April, 10.00 am to 12.00)
Making changes to the historic environment (Nigel Hewitson) - an introduction to the planning system and how it controls changes to the historic environment. Discussion of the other main 'consent' regimes, such as scheduled monument consent and listed building consent.
Session 3 (Fri 16 April, 10.00 am to 12.00)
Archaeological investigations (1): human remains (Dr Louise Loe) - an introduction to the law on the removal and treatment of human remains during archaeological investigations.
Archaeological investigations (2): other issues (David Woolley QC) - a brief introduction to other issues which may be encountered, including land ownership and right, finds agreements, protected species and habitats and contaminated land.
Discussion and 'surgery' - general discussion, and the opportunity to share experiences and get feedback on legal issues which you may have encountered in your work, or think that you might encounter in future. [NB - course tutors cannot give you formal legal advice as part of this course.]