We are proud to offer the leading environmental law conference in the UK in the environmental law sector. Usually held during June or July, we offer excellent learning opportunities, debate, networking and much more. We look forward to welcoming you to our next Conference.


UKELA Annual Conference 2024

We are excited to confirm dates for the UKELA Annual Conference 2024, and to announce that we will be at the University of Manchester:  11-12 June online | 14-15 June Manchester / hybrid.

This will be a hybrid event with both in-person and online attendance. 
We have listened to all the feedback from last year's conference and there will be a greater number of networking opportunities, including events on the evening before for those arriving in Manchester early. Programme and booking details coming soon. Save the date!


UKELA Annual Conference 2023

Back in person for the first time in four years, UKELA conference 2023 arrived at a time when environmental law has never been more prominent, or more important.  From corporate reporting in the boardroom to environmental defenders in the criminal courts to holding governments to account, environmental law matters, and our conference explores the myriad ways in which UK environmental law is being developed, tested, scrutinised, used, abused and ignored. Throughout our two days together at the University of Reading, we covered many of the multiple faces of environmental law, but the thread that ran through the conference was this: how is environmental law addressing the big environmental issues facing society, and how do we, UKELA members active in environmental law, use this knowledge in our own professions.

Delegates joined us for a mix of online and in person sessions throughout the week. We were delighted to be at the University of Reading, on their Whiteknights campus, which is set in 130 hectares of beautiful parkland. The campus has won 11 consecutive Green Flag awards, recognising it as one of Britain’s top green spaces. Famous for the climate stripes, created by Prof Ed Hawkins at the university in 2018, which show how the planet is heating, stripe by stripe, in one striking image, Reading University was the perfect place for UKELA members to meet and debate once again.

View the 4 day programme below and meet our generous sponsors. 

Members can also catch up with all the recordings and slides here


 Programme   Meet our sponsors

Catch up with presentations from previous years


Annual Conference 2023


Annual Conference 2022

Annual Conference 2021

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