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Joanna Waddell

Senior Associate

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Saltire Court
20 Castle Terrace
United Kingdom
Languages English

Joanna is a Senior Associate in the Environment Team.

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"Knows her stuff and is very pleasant to work with."

Legal 500, 2020


  • 2008 - LLM, De Montfort University, Leicester
  • 1997 - Dip LP, University of Edinburgh
  • 1996 - LLB, University of Edinburgh
  • 1994 - BSc Hons., University of St Andrews
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Key Scot­tish Cir­cu­lar Eco­nomy Con­sulta­tions
Un­til 22 Au­gust 2022 the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment is con­sult­ing on key leg­al and policy pro­pos­als to pro­gress the move to a cir­cu­lar eco­nomy. The con­sulta­tions in­vite views on the pri­or­it­ies and ac­tions for...
All wrapped up!
CMS Scot­land and Food & Drink Fed­er­a­tion Scot­land are host­ing a we­bin­ar on 8th June look­ing at the key prac­tic­al is­sues and op­por­tun­it­ies fa­cing busi­nesses arising from changes to plastics, pack­aging...
Plastics and pack­aging: more change ahead
The per­vas­ive nature of plastics has at­trac­ted sig­nificant con­sumer, me­dia and le­gis­lat­ive in­terest over re­cent years. Present ne­go­ti­ations at UN level sup­ple­ment more loc­al de­vel­op­ments on pack­aging...
Fi­nal UK pro­pos­als for Ex­ten­ded Pro­du­cer Re­spons­ib­il­ity for pack­aging
On 26 March 2022, the UK Gov­ern­ment and the de­volved ad­min­is­tra­tions pub­lished their joint re­sponse to a 2021 con­sulta­tion on pro­pos­als for an Ex­ten­ded Pro­du­cer Re­spons­ib­il­ity (“EPR”) re­gime for pack­aging...
New bind­ing guid­ance is­sued on the UK pro­hib­i­tion on deal­ing in ele­phant...
From 6 June 2022, deal­ing in ele­phant ivory will be pro­hib­ited in the UK un­der the Ivory Act 2018 (the “Act”) un­less the ivory item be­ing dealt has a re­gistered or cer­ti­fied ex­emp­tion. “Deal­ing”...
Risk Es­sen­tials We­bin­ar
Cli­mate and sus­tain­ab­il­ity: post COP26 reg­u­la­tion and de­cision-mak­ing – the is­sues for busi­nessIn this we­bin­ar our En­vir­on­ment­al, Plan­ning and Dis­putes teams re­flect on the out­comes of COP26 and oth­er...
The fu­ture of Re­new­ables
In our latest Fu­ture of Re­new­ables we­bin­ar of 2021, speak­ers from CMS, Arup and IT­PEn­er­gised will look at a vari­ety of top­ic­al is­sues in the run up to COP26, re­flect­ing on cli­mate change and sus­tain­ab­il­ity...
Plastics and pack­aging laws in the United King­dom
The laws out­lined in this sec­tion are prin­cip­ally sim­il­ar across the UK. However, as the UK com­prises a num­ber of de­volved ad­min­is­tra­tions, for con­veni­ence we have primar­ily set out the po­s­i­tion in Eng­land...
Plastics and pack­aging laws in per­spect­ive
Plastics and pack­aging have at­trac­ted sig­ni­fic­ant con­sumer, me­dia and le­gis­lat­ive in­terest over re­cent years with an ar­ray of laws be­ing pro­posed to in­centiv­ise be­ha­vi­our­al and design change. Sig­ni­fic­ant...
SNP pledge to sim­pli­fy the con­sent­ing pro­cess for sal­mon farms
The Pledge The SNP Mani­festo has out­lined pro­pos­als for how they aim to bring “great­er clar­ity, trans­par­ency and speed to the pro­cess” should they form the next Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment. So far the pro­posed...
The Road to COP26: Our 101 on COP26
COP26 is sched­uled to take place from Monday 1st Novem­ber – Fri­day 12th Novem­ber 2021 in Glas­gow. It was ori­gin­ally in­ten­ded to take place last Novem­ber but was post­poned due to COV­ID-19.  It brings...
Con­sulta­tion on the in­tro­duc­tion of mar­ket re­stric­tions on cer­tain single-use...
The Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment has launched a pub­lic con­sulta­tion on the in­tro­duc­tion of mar­ket re­stric­tions on cer­tain single-use plastic items in Scot­land. Re­sponses to the con­sulta­tion must be sub­mit­ted be­fore...