North West

The North West region covers Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Isle of Man, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and part of Shropshire


Centred in Manchester, the North West region is a vibrant, busy part of the UK. We cover both densely populated areas such as Merseyside and Greater Manchester and very rural areas such as Cumbria, as well as a large stretch of the English coast. We look to address the diverse needs of our members by hosting a wide range of events on different topics, throughout the year. If you have ideas for future events, do please get in touch.

Contact the convenor if you would like to join the group.


Simon Colvin - Weightmans

Joanne Holbrook - Addleshaw Goddard

Michelle Headrige -  Addleshaw Goddard

Brian Wake - Excellow Law

Michael Conroy - Aggregate Industries

Bethany Thompson - Squire Patton Boggs

Daniel David - Clyde & Co.

Mikhil Karnik - Garden Court North Chambers

Recent Events

Trowers & Hamlin hosted a seminar looking at the link between humans and the environment in March 2020.  Expert speakers Simon Pook of Lizar Solicitors and Dr Ole Pederson of the University of Newcastle provided a full room with sparkling insight into this hot topic. 

Weightmans kindly hosted a joint event with the Society of Legal Scholars on Air Quality Challenges; Governance and Good Health in March 2019.





Helen Mitcheson 

Helen is an environmental and planning solicitor at Trowers & Hamlins. Prior to becoming a solicitor Helen worked as an environmental consultant and environmental scientist. She has experience advising clients on a range of environmental issues including environmental impact assessments for onshore and offshore developments in many jurisdictions, onshore and offshore permitting requirements, transactional support and regulatory obligations. She also has a particular interest in the relationship between science and law.

Email Helen Mitcheson 


Charlotte Scrivens 

Charlotte is an environmental lawyer at Addleshaw Goddard LLP, based in their Manchester office. She advises on all aspects of environmental compliance, risks and liabilities and assists her colleagues in advising on complex regulatory regimes such as REACH, environmental permitting, waste classifications, and contaminated land. Charlotte also advises and represent a number of clients under regulatory investigation and advise on enforcement options including voluntary undertakings and civil sanctions.

Email Charlotte Scrivens 

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