Working Party Papers
UKELA's specialist working parties have been taking a closer
look at the possible implications of withdrawing for different areas of
environmental law. The papers that follow set out their findings and
On 14 May 2019, UKELA’s Wales Working Party held a seminar
on the Welsh Government Consultation on Environmental Principles and Governance
in Wales Post European Union Exit. The event was attended by UKELA members and
other interested organisations.
On 2 May 2019 UKELA's Scottish committee organised a half
day conference in Edinburgh focussing on the Scottish Government consultation
on environmental principles and governance in Scotland. Speakers from academia,
industry, the legal profession and government took part.
On 14 January 2019 UKELA co-organised a half-day conference
with Client Earth and WWF on A First Response to the Environment Bill: The New
Body, the Courts, and the Future of UK Environmental Law at University College
London with speakers representing government, industry, academia and the legal
UKELA held a half day conference on 'Brexit, the Withdrawal
Bill and the Environment' in London on Friday 13 October 2017. The event
considered topics ranging from the roll-over of environmental law under the
Withdrawal Bill (and challenges in substantive areas), to consideration of
enforcement and accountability after Brexit. It was chaired by UKELA President
Lord Carnwath and featured speakers from Defra, private practice and academia,
with a keynote speech by Tom Burke, UKELA Patron.
UKELA held a number of events exploring what a decision to
withdraw might mean for our environmental laws and policies. These seminars and
conferences have featured policy experts, lawyers, academics, regulators and a
representative of the Commission.