UKELA in Wales
UKELA's work in Wales is co-ordinated as a single combined Working Party and Regional Group. The group aims to influence legislation and organise events for members. Its terms of reference are:
· To influence the development of Welsh environmental law by responding to key consultation papers, with the object of becoming a preferred consultee in Wales.
· To disseminate knowledge and opinion by discussing developments in environmental law in Wales, as well as UK, EU and international laws as they apply to Wales.
· To promote education in both environmental law and policy so as to improve understanding and awareness of environmental law.
· To promote the overall aims of UKELA by seeking to influence the development and quality of environmental law and governance in Wales so as to make the law work for a better environment
· To liaise as appropriate with other working parties and regional groups in UKELA.
UKELA Wales prize 2017 for top student in environmental law announced!
We are pleased to announce that this year's recipient is Danielle Murphy. She will receive free UKELA membership for one year and is pictured here with Dr Victoria Jenkins of Swansea University, a joint convenor of the UKELA Wales Working Party organising committee. Well done Danielle!
Our next event will be announced shortly.
Our latest event was a seminar on Environmental Law & Governance in Wales after Brexit. It was on 16 October, held at Blake Morgan Solicitors in Cardiff and chaired by Christian Jowett, UKELA Trustee and co-convenor of the Wales Working Party.
- William Wilson - a barrister and director of Wyeside Consulting Ltd, and a specialist environmental, regulatory and nuclear lawyer with over 25 years experience in government, private practice and consulting.
- Llinos Price - a policy and public affairs professional with 19 years of experience, predominantly in the statutory environment sector, and in the private and voluntary sectors.
- Victoria Jenkins - an Associate Professor in the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law where she has worked since 1999. Her research interests lie in environmental law, specifically legal approaches to sustainable development and the way in which land use planning, landscape and nature conservation laws seek to protect natural resources.
Members can log in to access the speaker's slides in the event back catalogue section here.
Wales Working Party
For more information about the Wales Working Party follow the link
Dr Victoria Jenkins of Swansea University and Christian Jowett of Park Place Chambers are the joint convenors of the Welsh organising committee.
The following people are currently committee members:
- Dr Haydn Davies, Birmingham City University
- Annabel Graham Paul, Francis Taylor Building
- Kate Howell - Blake Morgan
- Kerry Lewis - Aberystwyth University
- Llinos Price - Consultant
- Ben Standing - Browne Jacobson Solicitors
- Professor Lynda Warren - Aberystwyth University
- Laura-Jane Greenman - Eversheds
- Louise Davies - Eversheds
- Wyn Jones - retired
- Peter Alexander-Fitzgerald - Heritage Conservation