UKELA Wales Working Party/Law Commission - Regulating Coal Tip Safety in Wales

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The Law Commission’s consultation paper on reform of the law relating to coal tip safety in Wales was published on 9 June 2021. The consultation paper considers current legislation relating to coal tip safety and makes provisional proposals for a new regulatory framework in Wales. The consultation paper can be downloaded from the Law Commission’s website in both English and Welsh at It is published alongside a summary, also available in both English and Welsh, and a draft impact assessment. A three-month consultation period following publication will conclude on 10 September 2021. At the event, the project team will present their provisional proposals and highlight the consultation questions contained in the paper. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and to discuss the proposals.

Nicholas Paines QC, Commissioner for the Public Law and Law of Wales team

Nicholas Paines was appointed as Law Commissioner with responsibility for public law on 18 November 2013. On 19 July 2018 he was reappointed for a further five years.  He was formerly a leading silk in EU and public law. He sits as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Administrative Court, a Deputy Judge of the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) and the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) and a Recorder in the Crown Court. He is also a member of the Bar of Northern Ireland.

7/26/2021 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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