UKELA Scotland operates as a joint Regional Group and Working Party. The convenor is Richard Leslie and there is a committee to support him. There is also a Scots Law Working Party, led by Gordon McCreath. Scotland held a well-attended AGM on 14 January 2016, including welcome input from Georgette Herd by video link from Orkney. The sub-committee reformed with Richard Leslie remaining as convenor. Anne Johnstone, Jamie Whittle, Joanna Waddell and Bridget Marshall all agreed to stand on the sub-committee.
Events Coming Up
Our next event is a seminar entitled: 21st Century Environmental Regulation in Scotland and One Planet Prosperity - Challenges, Opportunities and Innovation. It is on Thursday 19 January 2017 and will be held at the offices of CMS in Edinburgh. We are delighted to have Terry A'Hearn, Chief Executive of SEPA and Morag Garden, Head of Sustainability and Innovation at the Scotch Whisky Association as our speakers. For more details and to book your place follow the link below.
In the run up to the EU referendum, Scottish members met to consider what environmental law – and in particular climate change law – might be like in Scotland in the event of a vote to leave the EU. Our speaker was Navraj Singh Ghaleigh, Senior Lecturer in Climate Law at Edinburgh Law School at the University of Edinburgh.
Members also met in Edinburgh on 28 June for a lunchtime seminar on Enforcement Undertakings. Speakers from SEPA, Ramboll Environ and Weightmans LLP gave an update on the latest position.
UKELA Scotland Annual conference
Scotland's annual conference for 2016 will be planned as part of the overall programme for 2016. The conference is generally held in October.
Jamie Whittle of R & R Urquhart, Secretary
Prof Colin Reid of Dundee University
Bridget Marshall of SEPA
Andrew Walters of Enviros
Richard Leslie of Shepperd & Wedderburn
Peter Gray QC.