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UKELA in Wales

UKELA's work in Wales is co-ordinated by its Working Party. The group aims to influence legislation and organise events for members. Its terms of reference are:

· To influence the development of Welsh environmental law by responding to key consultation papers, with the object of becoming a preferred consultee in Wales.

· To disseminate knowledge and opinion by discussing developments in environmental law in Wales, as well as UK, EU and international laws as they apply to Wales.

· To promote education in both environmental law and policy so as to improve understanding and awareness of environmental law.

· To promote the overall aims of UKELA by seeking to influence the development and quality of environmental law and governance in Wales so as to make the law work for a better environment

· To liaise as appropriate with other working parties and regional groups in UKELA.

Past Events

EIA seminar in June 2019 explored some of the issues that arose in the implementation of the EIA Directive, especially as they related to the devolved context in Wales.

Welsh Government's Consultation on Environmental Principles and Governance - seminar held May 2019. The event was held to ensure that our response fully reflected the views of our wider membership.

Environmental Law & Governance in Wales after Brexit - seminar held in October 2019.

Student Prizes

The Working Party awards 2 student prizes annually. The winner of the prize for the best presentation at the 2019 Student Environmental Law Conference was Karen Kisayake, final year student at Bristol UWE, for her presentation entitled ‘Globalisation, Trade and Natural Resources Law’.  The recipient of the environmental law prize at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law in 2019 was Charlotte Hassall.

Wales Working Party

For more information about the Wales Working Party follow the link

>Wales Working Party


Dr Victoria Jenkins of the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University and Christian Jowett of 30 Park Place Chambers and 36 Commercial, London are the joint convenors of the Welsh organising committee. 

Committee members:

  • Kate Howell
  • Ben Standing
  • Professor Lynda Warren
  • Wyn Jones
  • William Wilson
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