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Welcome to the Young UKELA special interest group page. Find out more about our group and our wide range of activities below.

Upcoming Events

Details of a social event in early September 2020 coming soon.  The next in our series of 'The Basics' Seminars will be on environmental impact assessments in May and a further event will focus on energy and renewables in November. 


Young UKELA holds two to three seminars every year on a wide range of topics. Our highly successful ‘The Basics’ seminars are designed to provide an introduction to a particular environmental law topic and are continuing into 2020. If you have any ideas for a particular topic that you think merits an introductory seminar organised by Young UKELA, please contact one of the organisers.

Past seminars include nuclear law, fisheries law and environmental litigation. We cover key issues and hot topics, with experienced and knowledgeable speakers

We also put on a couple of social gatherings for young UKELA members - these include guided walks, drinks and informal meals.

Events are informal and inclusive, so do join in.

About Young UKELA

Young UKELA was launched in November 2008. The aim of Young UKELA is to provide a forum for more junior practitioners, up to about seven years post-qualification, with an interest in environmental law or anyone new to environmental law or anyone new to environmental law. We provide training and education, a space for debate and opportunities for professional development and networking, as well as social events. All are welcome at our popular seminars and social events. Our activities aim to complement the range of seminars and groups active within UKELA as a whole.


Young UKELA events are organised by Ned Westaway, Heather Hamilton, Emma Lui, Simone Davidson and Mark Davies.

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