The North West region covers Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Isle of Man, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and part of Shropshire
The 2019 AGM of the UKELA North West Group will be held on Monday 17th September 2019 at Weightmans Manchester office at 1 Hardman St, Manchester M3 3EB (thanks to Simon Colvin for your support in hosting). The AGM will begin at 5.30pm and will last up to one hour max.
At the AGM we will cover the creation of a new NW focused regional group (the region covers a broad geographic spread with key legal centres of Manchester, Greater Manchester and Liverpool through to Preston and the Lakes incorporated) and also discuss the future activities of the UKELA NW Group. It would be great to see as many UKELA members attend as possible in order to gather interest, enthusiasm and hopefully to confirm new members to the group to take the NW Region into 2020 with a clear direction. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Weightmans kindly hosted a joint event with the Society of Legal Scholars on Air Quality Challenges; Governance and Good Health in March 2019.
We were also pleased to partner with the Society of Legal Scholars in 2018 on a 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.
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