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Brexit, the Repeal Bill and Environmental Law: Half day conference

Friday 13 October 2017 39 Essex Chambers, 81 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1DD
2pm - 6pm
Organised by Brexit Task Force

Join us on 13 October at a half-day conference to consider the environmental law challenges in the run up to Brexit. Hear from Defra’s legal directors about the Repeal Bill, and find out about challenges in areas such as nature conservation and waste.

The event will include discussion of how to ensure the law is properly enforced, and special issues for the devolved jurisdictions.

Chaired by Lord Carnwath and featuring a keynote address on the environmental politics of Brexit by Chair of E3G Tom Burke, this conference is a must for anyone seeking a better understanding of the challenges ahead, and how environmental lawyers and practitioners can get involved.

PROGRAMME


1.30pm Registration

2.00pm Opening words - Anne Johnstone, Chair of UKELA

2.05pm UKELA and Brexit - Andrew Bryce and Professor Richard Macrory QC, co-chairs of UKELA’s Brexit Task Force

2.20pm The Repeal Bill and the roll-over of EU environmental law

Chair: Rt. Hon. Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill C.V.O, President of UKELA

Speakers:

Alan Evans, Legal Director, Defra Legal Advisers

Jolyon Thomson, Deputy Director, Defra Legal Advisers

3.05pm Challenges in substantive areas

Chair: Andrew Bryce, co-Chair of UKELA's Brexit Task Force

Speakers:

Nature Conservation – Speaker from UKELA’s Nature Working Party (tbc)

Environmental Permitting and waste – Peter Harvey, Practical Law and co-convenor of UKELA’s Waste Working Party

Water Pollution – Rosie Oliver, UKELA’s working party adviser

3.50pm TEA

4.15pm Beyond Westminster: Work on devolution issues funded by the Economic and Social Research Council

Professor Robert Lee, Head of Birmingham Law School, Birmingham City University

4.25pm Perspectives from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Chair: Professor Robert Lee, Head of Birmingham Law School, Birmingham University

Speakers:

Scotland – Professor Colin Reid, Professor of Environmental Law at Dundee University

Wales – Dr Victoria Jenkins, Senior Lecturer at Swansea University and co-convenor of UKELA’s Wales Working Party

Northern Ireland – Karen Blair, Managing Director at Cleaver Fulton Rankin and UKELA Trustee


4.55pm Enforcement and Accountability

Chair: Rt Hon Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill CVO, President of UKELA

Speakers:

David Hart QC, barrister at One Crown Office Row and Chair of the Environmental Law Foundation

Jill Crawford, Associate, BLM and convenor of UKELA’s environmental litigation working party

Professor Richard Macrory QC, co-Chair of UKELA's Brexit Task Force



5.40pm The Environmental Politics of Brexit

Chair: Rt. Hon. Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill C.V.O, President of UKELA

Speaker: Tom Burke, Chairman of E3G and Patron of UKELA


6.10pm Close and thanks Anne Johnstone, Chair of UKELA

6.15pm Drinks and networking

Venue

39 Essex Chambers, 81 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1DD


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