Podcast Series with No5 Chambers

Please enjoy the first of our podcast series with No5 Chambers in which our Vice Chair, Nina Pindham and barrister at No5 Chambers, is presenting. 


COP26 Summary Podcast (January 2022)

Nature Podcasts


We are pleased to bring you a series of Nature podcasts from the North East and North West Regional groups. Topics covered include sea mammals, birds, butterflies and bees.

Our third podcast is on autumn birds and is written and presented by Iain Johnson


Iain is a Senior Environmental Consultant based in Royal Haskoning DHV’s Newcastle office working in the Environment Team (Industry and Business Group) and co convenor of UKELA's North East regional group.  He specialises in Environmental Due Diligence, Permitting and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Environmental Management Systems and Carbon Management. Iain has been an environmental professional for over 19 years working in both consultancy and industry, with particular experience in the oil & gas, paper and chemical sectors.  He has spent 12 years working as an environmental consultant in both the UK and New Zealand, on a range of Carbon Management & Reporting, Due Diligence, Environmental Compliance and Management Systems projects in the UK and overseas.  This has included time spent seconded as an Environmental Manager for an Oil & Gas client in Iraq and fibre glass manufacturer in the UK.

Please download the podcast and contact us if you require this in a different format. Please consider making a donation to help us continue our important environmental work, thank you.


The second podcast is on butterflies and bees and is written and presented by Charlotte Scrivens

Charlotte is an environmental lawyer at Addleshaw Goddard, based in their Manchester office, and advises on all aspects of environmental compliance, risks and liabilities as well as representing clients being investigated, or subject to formal enforcement action, by the environmental regulators.  She is also co-convener for UKELA's North West group, alongside Helen Mitcheson. In her spare time, she is currently doing up her first house (affectionately known as 'the building site') and enjoying spending time with her dogs.

Please download the podcast and contact us if you require this in a different format

Additional resources have been collated to accompany this podcast. Please download the document. Please consider making a donation to help us continue our important environmental work, thank you.


Our first podcast is on Cetaceans and is written and presented by Helen Mitcheson 

Helen is an environmental lawyer and a member of the Planning and Environment Team at Trowers & Hamlins LLP and one of UKELA's regional co-ordinators.  Prior to qualifying as a solicitor Helen worked as a marine mammal scientist, both in the UK and abroad and has an MRes in Marine Mammal Science from the University of St Andrews.  If you would like to know more about cetaceans and the law which protects them, please get in touch with Helen  

Additional resources to accompany the podcast are available; these include key species, where and how to sight them and various organisations. Please download this document. A written transcript is available upon request for those who require the recording in a different format.

Download the podcast here and listen via your favourite podcast app or device. This is free to all but we hope that you will consider making a donation. A suggested amount is £5, but any contribution is appreciated. Your donations will be put to good use by helping us to continue our work, such as running more events to provide information and expertise to our members. 

Thank you for your support!

Photo credit: Helen Mitcheson

COP26 Interviews and updates from Glasgow

Our Vice Chair, Nina Pindham, barrister at No5 Chambers, is delivering daily podcasts from the COP fortnight in Glasgow.

We will hear from Nina on Finance, Energy, Youth and Public Empowerment, Nature, Adaptation, loss and Damage, Gender, Transport and Cities, Regions and the Built Environment.

Penultimate day - please download the podcast to hear Nina Pindham discuss the Cities and Built Environment Day at COP26

Day 6 - Nina Pindham discusses the day's events with Stephanie Wray, Managing Director of Nature Positive at RSK. We hope you enjoy the podcast.

Day 5 - Today's podcast is a Legal Special and features an interview with Estelle Dehon of Cornerstone Barristers.

Day 4 - Today's podcast features an interview with Danielle King of RSK on Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFDs) and how to get the process started.  Nina also reports on Energy talks. 
(Unfortunately background noise is loud but if you stick with it hopefully you'll find some useful tips for getting started with your own disclosure.)

Day 3 - Please download the latest podcast from Nina Pindham reporting on the events from the third day of COP26,  Today's theme is Finance. 

Day 2 - Please download the latest podcast from Nina Pindham reporting on the events from the second day of COP26

Day 1 - Please download the World Leaders Summit Day 1.


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