Our region 

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. 

Meet the team 

The group is represented by a committee, which is co-convened by Arthur Hopkinson (Osborne Clarke), Isobel Annan (Burges Salmon) and Simon Cox (Burges Salmon).

  • Isobel Annan (convenor)
  • Arthur Hopkinson (convenor)
  • Simon Cox (convenor)
  • Caroline Bush, Solicitor, Osborne Clarke
  • Joann Bainton, Solicitor, Clarke Willmott
  • Imogen Drummond
  • Bethan Rees
  • Joe Broadway


Arthur Hopkinson

Environment and planning associate at Osborne Clarke LLP

Isobel Annan

Solicitor at Burges Salmon LLP

Simon Cox

Solicitor at Burges Salmon LLP