SiLC Introduction Day dates:

9th January 2024

2nd July 2024

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SiLC Introduction Day fees for 2024 are:

Private Sector: £199.50 + VAT Total: £239.40

Public Sector: £147 + VAT Total: £176.40


15 Feb

SiLC Annual Forum – 19th April 2018

The 2018 SiLC Annual Forum is taking place on Thursday 19th April at the Royal Society of Chemistry in London.

This half day seminar sees a series of industry experts present on topics such as asbestos in soils, the C4SL Environmental Standard and Geoscience in the Redevelopment of UK Brownfields. Please see details below;

Welcome Address
Paul Burden, SiLC Chair and Principal, Environmental and Ordnance Liability Management at the Ministry of Defense

BGS Geoscience in the Redevelopment of UK Brownfields: Examples of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange
Darren Beriro, Geoscientist at the British Geological Survey

Update on Phase 2 of the Category 4 Screening Levels Project
Hannah White, SAGTA

State of Brownfield 2018, Following the Launch of our Latest Research into the Brownfield Registers
Rebecca Pullinger, Planning Campaigner at Campaign to Protect Rural England

National Quality Mark Scheme Panel Discussion: Take up and take off
Nicola Harries, Project Director at CL:AIRE
Helen Peters, Legal Director at Pinsent Masons
Phil Crowcroft, Technical Fellow at ERM
Angela Haslam, Senior Advisor at the Environment Agency
Frank Evans, Head of Operations at National Grid Property
Anita Metelko, Senior Land Quality Officer at Dudley Council
Compared by Paul Burden, Principal, Environmental and Ordnance Liability Management at the Ministry of Defense

Land Transactions and the Importance of Robust Data, Expert Review and Consultancy Appointments – an Environmental Lawyers Perspective
Helen Peters, Legal Director at Pinsent Masons

Asbestos in Soils: A Part 2a Case Study
James Macfarlane, Asbestos Manager at QDS Contracting

Closing Summary
Paul Burden, SiLC Chair and Principal, Environmental and Ordnance Liability Management at Ministry of Defense

The event programme can be viewed here: SiLC Annual Forum Programme 2018

To confirm your attendance please complete the below registration form and return it to before Friday 6th April.

SiLC Annual Forum Registration Form 2018

Tickets for SiLC’s are priced at £80. Non-SiLC tickets are priced at £95. Local Authority may attend the Forum for £30. All prices exclude VAT. Lunch will be available from 12pm and the conference will start at 1pm. All catering will be provided. Please note that registration forms received after 6th April will not be accepted.

If you’d like further information on the SiLC Annual Forum please email


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