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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 elaw@ukela.org. Please read our style guide first.

Members can read the latest editions on our Members Only page.  For older editions (2018 and before), please take a look at our archive


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 themes and submission deadlines for 2021 are as follows:

Jan/Feb: energy transition– 20 January

Mar/April: the Agriculture Act 2020 and farming reform – 17 March

May/June: environmental law for the future – 12 May

July/Aug: the new Environment Act – 14 July

Sept/Oct: climate change, net zero and the run up to COP26 - 15 September

Nov/Dec: diversity and inclusion in environmental law – one year on – 17 November  


BACK Issues

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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Senior Editorial Assistant

Ben Christman is a trainee solicitor at the Legal Services Agency in Glasgow. 

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Editorial Assistant

Cecily Kingston is a trainee solicitor at R&R Urquhart Solicitors based in Northern Scotland

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Non Executive Board

Simone Davidson

Estelle Dehon

Lucy Bruce Jones

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For general information on environmental issues, visit our sister site Law and Your environment