An Edinburgh solicitor has been selected by the UK Ministry of Justice as the only Scottish lawyer to join a trade mission to Nigeria promoting legal services.

Davidson Chalmers partner Laura Tainsh will join 18 of her peers from English law firms and chambers at the three day "Legal Services are GREAT" mission to Lagos which begins on 1 April.

An expert in global environmental law and waste management, in 2017 Ms Tainsh became the first Scottish solicitor to achieve full membership of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, the national body for the waste and resource management industry. She is also an accredited Law Society of Scotland specialist in environmental law.

The mission is part of the international campaign by the Ministry of Justice, with the support of the Department of International Trade, to promote the strength and breadth of the UK’s legal offering overseas. It is aimed at winning business for law firms and chambers.

Ms Tainsh commented: "I’m delighted to be representing the Scottish legal profession as part of this UK delegation in Nigeria. This is a market where specialist legal expertise in waste management, energy and environmental law is in demand. I look forward to sharing knowledge and discussing key issues with our hosts as well as developing further global connections for the firm through our Globalaw affiliation."