e-law newsletter

e-law is our electronic journal and newsletter. It is sent out to all members via email every 2 months.

e-law aims to keep our members up-to-date on UKELA news and events, and informed about new law, hot topics and matters in practice. It also publishes themed articles with views on how we can develop environmental law for a better environment. We invite submissions for consideration for publication. If you would like to submit an article, please send it to the editor [email protected]. Please read our style guide first.

Members can read the latest editions on our Members Only page. 


Themes and Deadlines

Editions are themed and submissions are primarily sought on these lines. However, quality submissions outside of these themes are welcome for consideration.

The remaining themes and submission deadlines for 2021 are as follows:

October: climate change, net zero and the run up to COP26 - submit by 15 September

December: diversity and inclusion in environmental law – one year on – submit by 17 November  


BACK Issues

November/December 2020 - Energy efficiency and buildings

September/October 2020 - Diversity and inclusion in environmental law

July/August 2020 - Food, farming, land use and net zero

May/June 2020 - Covid-19 and the environment

March/April 2020 - Environmental crime, enforcement and prosecutions

January/February 2020 - Environment Bill

November/December 2019 -  Natural capital and the environment

September/October 2019 - Nature conservation and biodiversity

July/August 2019 - Wild Law

May/June 2019 - Waste

March/April 2019 - Air Quality

January/February 2019 - Environment bill: the new body, the courts and the future of UK environmental law


e-law Board Members



Sophie is an environmental law specialist at LexisNexis with 13 years’ experience. Sophie moved to LexisNexis from Shoosmiths LLP where she was a Senior Associate. Prior to this Sophie trained at Browne Jacobson LLP and spent 6 years at Eversheds LLP. Sophie is a non-contentious environmental law specialist with experience in advising on all environmental aspects of real estate and corporate transactions, environmental compliance, contaminated land, waste management, water law, sustainability, producer responsibility and chemicals regulation.

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Editorial Assistant

Laura Hildt is an Associate Policy Officer for Biodiversity and EU Affairs at the European Environmental Bureau in Brussels. She has a Law degree from the University of Cambridge and an LLM in Public International Law with a specialisation in environmental law from Utrecht University.


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Violet O’Gorman previously worked as an editor at LexisNexis, and is currently undertaking the Post Graduate Diploma in Law (PGDL).

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Mateusz Slowik is a final year law student, and a volunteer for UKELA's Nature Conservation Working Party. Mateusz will read Environmental Law and Policy at UCL in September.   

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Non Executive Board


Estelle Dehon

Lucy Bruce Jones

Odette Chalaby

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