Terms of Reference

The remit of the Waste Working Party is to monitor, understand and influence the development of UK waste management law, as well as being UKELA's advocate on waste management law issues. In particular, we are currently contributing to UKELA's input to the transition to a Circular Economy and the implications of Brexit for environmental law.

The Waste Working Party meets quarterly.

The Working Party is open to all UKELA members with experience of waste law.  If you would like to join, please contact the group's convenors.

Recent Events and Activities

  • The group held a session at the Annual Conference on Friday 26th June 2020. 
  • Anna Willetts, our co-convenor, and Sam Riggs, one of our members, spoke at a UKELA Waste Crime Seminar on 12 February 2020. Anna shared her experience of offering enforcement undertakings for waste offences. Sam spoke on trends in environmental prosecutions. We also heard from Simone Alpin of Anthesis on expert witness work.

Consultation Responses

Consultation on proposals to tackle crime and poor performance in the waste sector & introduce a new fixed penalty for the waste duty of care

Charging proposals to take effect in England in April 2018: response to Environment Agency's consultation, January 2018
Response to the HM Revenue & Customs consultation on whether to bring illegal waste sites within the scope of the Landfill Tax, March 2017
Fire Prevention Plan Guidance: response to the Environment Agency's consultation, March 2016
Onshore Oil and Gas Sector Guidance: response to Environment Agency consultation, March 2016


Dr Anna Willetts

Senior Associate, Clyde & Co
0161 829 6400
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Eleanor Reeves

Counsel, Ashurst LLP
020 7859 1210
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