CPD Module 9 - Technical Report Writing and Legal Risks

This course is split into two sessions, the first being presented by David Lam of Tetra Tech Coffey and Todd Mitchell of AECOM. This first session will build your ability and confidence in preparing technical reports and avoiding common pit falls.

The second session will be presented by Mark Beaufoy of King and Wood Mallesons and will give you an understanding of key legal risks within the environmental consulting industry and the potential legal consequences. Mark will also focus on the legal context of consultant reports and provide strategies for avoiding legal risks.

The sessions will also include the new Act and Regulations and the impact on consultant reports and potential legal risks.

ACLCA is committed to delivering our membership accessible and continuing learning opportunities as we navigate COVID-19. Consistent with this approach, the cost of our online modules has been kept to a minimum to allow greater participation, whilst limiting financial impact to members. 

Event details: 

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Time: 9:00am-1:00pm (EAST)

Venue: Online via Zoom (Zoom login details will be sent the day prior to the webinar)

Cost: $100 (incl GST)

Registration: This event is open to ACLCA members only. (Registrations close COB 24 November 2021)

IMPORTANT: ACLCA reserves the right to cancel this event should we not meet the minimum requirement of 30 registrations. 


If you are claiming CPD points from attending ACLCA events, please ensure that you keep your registration receipts on file as evidence for your CPD recognition.

Who should attend:

This module will target professionals within the contaminated land industry with up to 6 years’ experience.


Mark Beaufoy is a partner at King and Wood Mallesons, specialising in environmental and planning law. He supports clients such as Commonwealth, State and local government, corporations and developers across a wide range of sectors including industrial and consumer, infrastructure, energy and resources, real estate, and agriculture.

Mark has particular experience in the areas of contaminated land and brownfield redevelopment, major project approvals, environmental regulatory compliance, due diligence and environmental and planning litigation. Over the past decade, Mark has written extensively and provided advice to private clients and government on the various inquiries and reviews of the contaminated land legal and policy framework and environment protection laws in Victoria.  Since 2011 Mark has consistently been recognised as a leading lawyer in environmental law by Chambers and in government law, planning and environment law and climate change in Best Lawyers in Australia.

David Lam is a Senior Principal at Tetra Tech Coffey. David is an EPA appointed Environmental Auditor in Victoria and South Australia. David has over 30 years of professional experience in civil and environmental engineering, and has worked across Australia, in the UK and New Zealand.

David has experience in assessment, remediation and auditing of a range of sites, including brownfield redevelopment sites and ongoing industrial facilities where contamination issues are relevant. He has been an active participant in working groups and made written submissions to EPA and the relevant government department in various states, in relation to environmental policy and guidance.

Todd Mitchell is a Technical Director at AECOM. Todd is an EPA appointed Environmental Auditor.

Todd has been involved in the contaminated land industry since 1992 and has worked for AECOM for the past 9 years. Todd has been an Auditor for over 10 years and undertakes Audits in Victoria and Northern Territory. Being an Auditor has also provided opportunities as Technical Advisor on various other contaminated land projects.

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