elaw newsletter


elaw is our digital journal and newsletter. It is sent out to all members via email every 2 months.

 elaw 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.

We're very happy for articles to be re-published by an author after after is has been published in elaw. Please add the following statement with the date of the elaw in question: This article was first published by the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association in its [date] elaw publication.

Members can read the latest editions here. Past editions can be accessed here. The elaw archive is here.


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 for 2024, with deadlines (first date) and publication dates in brackets, are: 

  • April – Biodiversity and natural capital (8 March, published 10 April)
  • June – Water (10 May, published 5 June)
  • August - Chemicals and hazardous substances (12 July, published 7 August)
  • October – Environmental law in Northern Ireland (13 September, published 9 October)
  • December – Air quality and public health (8 November, published 4 December)




Sophie Wilkinson

Sophie is an environmental law specialist at LexisPSL with 17 years’ experience, including 11 years’ experience in private practice. She 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.



Editorial assistants

Violet O’Gorman

Violet is an editor at LexisNexis, having completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course

Julia Klapperich 
Julia is a third year law student at the University of Oxford taking courses in environmental law

Mateusz Slowik 

Mateusz is a research assistant for Professor Benoit Mayer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Editorial Board


Our editorial board members are:

Estelle Dehon KC, Lucy Bruce Jones and Odette Chalaby.