South West

The South West region covers Avon, Dorset, Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, part of Herefordshire, part of Worcestershire.  


About our Group

In addition to being the home of the pasty, cream tea and arguably the best cider in the country, the South-West also boasts an extremely active UKELA regional group!  We are fortunate to have a number of leading firms/Chambers, consultancies and universities based in and around the region. Bristol is also the home of the Environment Agency’s head office. As a result, our membership is drawn from a wide and diverse base, all of whom are very welcome to attend our regular events. 

The group is represented by a committee, which is chaired by Steve Lavington (Burges Salmon LLP Bristol) and Caroline Bush (Osborne Clarke).

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


  • Caroline Bush, Solicitor, Osborne Clarke

  • Stephen Lavington, Solicitor, Burges Salmon LLP Bristol 

  • Lorrae Hendry, Solicitor, Womble Bond Dickinson 

  • Joann Bainton, Solicitor, Clarke Willmott

  • Simone Davidson, Solicitor, Lexis Nexis and UKELA Trustee

  • Sasha Anisman, Student, University of Law, Bristol 


Caroline Bush

Caroline is Senior Associate at Osborne Clarke with a focus on energy and environment. She works for clients across a number of sectors, including renewables, energy, commercial, retail, residential and industrial developments. Typical work includes providing regulatory and environmental advice to clients working in the energy and utilities sector as well as assisting with energy and environment matters which arise on large commercial transactions. Caroline is also actively involved with Osborne Clarke's sustainable business group.

Email Caroline Bush


Steve Lavington

Steve is a solicitor working in Burges Salmon's Projects team with experience of a wide range of environmental and energy issues including regulatory obligations and environmental liabilities, carbon and emissions, renewable energy, nuclear law, and associated commercial and transactional matters.

0117 307 6314
Email Steve Lavington


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