Other Council Members
James Adler: James is CEO of Ashdown Forest in Sussex which is amongst the largest nature reserves and access areas in south east England. He is also the national land management advisor to The Wildlife Trusts where he guides trusts on interactions with Defra on over 98,000 hectares of nature reserves whilst helping shape responses to legislation. Previously he worked for over 15 years protecting Surrey’s environment. He seeks to inspire a passion in others to enjoy and care for the natural world wherever they live.
Karen Blair: Karen is Managing Director of Cleaver Fulton Rankin Solicitors, a leading commercial law practice in Belfast. Karen specialises in planning and environmental law with particular interest in waste, energy, aviation and regeneration.
Lucy Bruce Jones: Lucy is a senior specialist environmental lawyer with a background in environmental engineering, providing environmental advice on corporate and property transactions, renewable energy projects, PFI projects and regulatory compliance issues.
Veneta Cooney: Veneta is a Consultant Physician specialising in Occupational Medicine, and provides advice to both the public and private sectors on how the work environment impacts on both physical and mental well- being. Of particular interest to her is the link between public health and environmental protection.
Estelle Dehon: Estelle is a barrister at Cornerstone Barristers. She is a leading junior in environment and planning law, with particular expertise in climate change. She was named one of The Planner's Women of Influence in 2018 and 2019.
Christian Jowett: Christian is a barrister at 30 Park Place, Cardiff and at 36 Commercial, London. His environmental law practice focuses on waste law and its interaction with other areas of law. He is a member of the Attorney General’s Regional Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown (Wales).
Penelope Latorre: Penelope is the head of Environmental Due Diligence and Responsible Investment at Ensphere Group. She is a qualified solicitor in Spain and the UK, specialising in environmental advisory support in the transactional and risk management context.
Emma Lui: Emma is a Policy Advisor at the Office for Nuclear Regulation. She is also an Advisory Board member to Public Interest Environmental Law (PIEL) UK and a volunteer contributor to the Environmental Law Foundation public blog. Emma is a non-practising barrister and has an LLM with Distinction in Environmental and Public Law.
Juliet Munn: Juliet is a planning and environmental lawyer at Town Legal LLP. Juliet has advised on all aspects of planning and environmental law both in the UK but also in New South Wales where she was based for two years. Juliet has been involved in a number of high profile environmental cases and has been an active member of UKELA since 2011.
Warren Percival, Assistant Treasurer: Warren is a Director at RSK Group and has over sixteen years’ experience in environmental consultancy. Warren previously managed RSK's Northern EHS business, and is now the Group Director responsible for due diligence, ESG and expert witness services to the legal and financial sectors.
Nina Pindham: Nina is a specialist planning and environmental law practitioner at No5 Chambers with experience in areas such as controversial minerals development, hazardous substances consents, waste, EIA, SEA, agriculture, water, air quality, and nature conservation issues. Nina has appeared before the High Court, Court of Appeal, and the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee. She is also editor of the Trees chapter in Butterworth’s Planning Law Encyclopedia.
Ben Stansfield: Ben is an environmental lawyer with Gowling WLG, based in London. Ben has a broad environmental practice and advises clients in relation to compliance with complex chemical and product laws, the remediation of contaminated land and water; and the permitting and consenting of infrastructure and industrial processes. Ben has particular expertise in waste matters and corporate disclosure and reporting issues.
Jamie Whittle: Jamie is a partner at R & R Urquhart based in Forres in the North of Scotland where he advises clients on all aspects of environmental law and rural land law. He is part time lecturer in environmental and renewable energy law at the University of Edinburgh School of Law. He holds an MSc with distinction in human ecology.
Alison York: Alison is a solicitor and Head of Legal in the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. She has over 20 years’ experience practising in environmental law and regulation in the public sector in Scotland. Recent work includes involvement in the development and implementation of SEPA’s new enforcement tools and in the development of the new Integrated Authorisation Framework.