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The South West region covers Avon, Dorset, Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, part of Herefordshire, part of Worcestershire.

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South West regional group seminar – Dirty Air, Science, Consequences and Law – 16 March, Bristol

Join us for seminar on Air Quality. Our speakers are Dr Enda Hayes, Associate Professor – Air Quality and Carbon Management University of West England; Dr Katharina Janke, Lecturer in Health Economics Modelling – University of Lancaster and James Thornton, Founding CEO of ClientEarth, Environmental Lawyer behind the most significant challenges brought in the UK in relation to clean air.

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We are fortunate to have a number of leading firms/Chambers, consultancies and universities based in and around the region. Bristol is also the home of the Environment Agency’s head office. As a result, our membership is drawn from a wide and diverse base.

The south-west can proudly boast about its environmental and renewable credentials, and 2015 marked a special year as Bristol played host to European Green Capital (the first UK city to be awarded the prestigious award).

We have experienced increasing attendance at events. In 2015 the group organised, with the assistance of the University of Bristol and Society of Legal Scholars, a full day conference to consider and discuss the implications of an EU exit on UK environmental law. In addition to hosting video-links of national events, the group is also in the process of organising a series of events for 2016. Further details will be advertised here as soon as they are available.

About our Group

In addition to being the home of the pasty, cream tea and arguably the best cider in the country, the South-West also boasts an extremely active UKELA regional group!

The group is represented by a committee, which is chaired by Jay Jagasia and Brendon Moorhouse (Guildhall Chambers, Bristol). In no particular order, the other committee members are Chris Willmore (University of Bristol), Kim Moreton (independent consultancy), Becki Clark (Sustainable Direction), Ella Curnow (Burges Salmon LLP) and Harley Freemantle (student). We are also grateful to be able to call on the assistance of Simon Tilling (Burges Salmon LLP), the regional group co-ordinator and UKELA Council member.

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



· Jay Jagasia, Barrister, Guildhall Chambers

· Brendon Moorhouse, Barrister, Guildhall Chambers


· Kim Moreton, Chartered Environmental Surveyor, consultant lecturer, and a member of the RICS UK Education Standards Board

· Becki Clark, Environmental Scientist and Consultant, Sustainable Direction

· Chris Willmore, University of Bristol

· Ella Curnow, Solicitor, Burges Salmon



Jay Jagasia

Jay is a barrister at Guildhall Chambers and a specialist environmental lawyer. Before transferring to the Bar, Jay practised as a solicitor at a national firm with a leading environmental practice. He has experience in most areas of environmental law and is well known for his regulatory advice and advocacy.

0117 930 9000

Brendon Moorhouse

Brendon is a barrister at Guildhall Chambers and a specialist environmental lawyer – focusing on criminal and public law aspects of this field. He has appeared in Chambers and Partners for environmental law in both 2014 and 2015.

0117 930 9000
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