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North West

The North West region covers Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Isle of Man, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and part of Shropshire

Next Event

Brexit - environmental consultation workshop and discussion group

Join us for discussions around themes such as the latest on the new environmental watchdog, the transition period and ongoing participation in certain EU institutions, devolution and the retention of environmental power by Westminster. We will be meeting on 19 April, from 2pm until 5pm at Weightmans LLP, No 1 Spinningfields, Quay Street, Manchester M3 3JE

This will be the first in a series of workshops that will provide a forum for environmental professionals to discuss the tidal wave of expected consultations relating to new legislation and other developments stemming from the Brexit process and the need to plug gaps in the UK environmental legislative framework.

To book your free place please contact Simon.Colvin@Weightmans.com

Recent Events

We were delighted to partner with the Society of Legal Scholars on a highly successful and fascinating Fracking conference on 1st November. Kindly hosted by Weightmans in central Manchester, our audience was treated to 4 excellent presentations by Elen Stokes, Cardiff University; Dr John Pearson, Manchester University, Alan Evans, Kings Chambers and Estelle Dehon, Cornerstone Barristers. Their presentations are below.

Elen Stokes

Dr John Pearson

Alan Evans

Alan Evans paper

Estelle Dehon

About our Group

Centred in Manchester, the North West region is a vibrant, busy part of the UK. We cover both densely populated areas such as Merseyside and Greater Manchester and very rural areas such as Cumbria, as well as a large stretch of the English coast. We look to address the diverse needs of our members by hosting a wide range of events on different topics, throughout the year. If you have ideas for future events, do please get in touch.

Contact the convenor if you would like to join the group.


Joanne Holbrook, Addleshaw Goddard - convenor

Simon Colvin, Weightmans - secretary

Martin Swensson, Environment Agency - treasurer

Julie Golbourne - events

Mikhil Karnik, barrister - bar representative

Jo Green - IEMA ‎representative


Joanne Holbrook

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