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

Our Convenors' biographies

Helen Mitcheson 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.

Charlotte Scrivens 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.



Helen Mitcheson 

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Charlotte Scrivens 

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For general information on environmental issues, visit our sister site Law and Your environment