Castle Debates - Brexit and the Devolved Administrations
9 am (registration) - 11.30 am
This debate will look at the legislative assemblies in Westminster and the devolved administrations (Welsh Assembly, Scottish Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly) in relation to Brexit and beyond.
This debate will consider the following questions:
- To what extent has the UK’s environment benefited from the devolution of environmental law making?
- What is the impact of having devolved environmental laws on businesses which operate across the UK?
- Do each of the devolved administrations have sufficient expert resources (lawyers, scientists and economists) to develop their environmental regulations?
- How strong is the environmental protection case for closer collaboration between the UK’s administrations - e.g. on cross border environmental issues? How might this be achieved?
Stephen Sykes Managing Partner, Sykes Environmental LLP
Professor Robert Lee, Head of the Law School and the Director of the Centre for Legal Education and Research, University of Birmingham.
Phil Hunter, Head of Environmental Law, Brodies Jennifer Fulton, Chief Executive Officer, Ulster Wildlife Dr Haydn Davies, Head of School of Law, Birmingham City University