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UKELA Moot Honours Mrs. Justice Patterson
Mar 21, 2017
UKELA announced at its 2017 Moot finals, held on 6 March, that its annual Junior Moot competition would be named the Dame Frances Patterson Moot in honour of UKELA Patron, Mrs Justice Patterson, who died in December 2016 after a short illness... read more
UKELA Chair Elect Looks to Broaden UKELA’s Membership
Feb 09, 2017
UKELA – the UK Environmental Law Association – is delighted to announce the appointment of Anne Johnstone as Chair Elect. This means that Anne will assume the role of UKELA Chair with effect from July 2017, taking over from current Chair, Stephen Sykes... read more
The Hon Mrs Justice Patterson DBE
Dec 21, 2016
The UK Environmental Law Association is saddened to learn that one of our Patrons, Mrs Justice Frances Patterson, passed away last night after a short illness... read more
Trade Negotiations post Brexit – “A new frontier for Environmental Law”
Dec 07, 2016
UKELA – the UK Environmental Law Association - has been exploring what the implications of UK trade negotiations for environmental law after Brexit might be... read more
Brexit - UKELA specialists engaging to protect and improve environmental law
Jul 20, 2016
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UKELA Debates New International Context
Jul 01, 2016
Over 200 UKELA members are gathering at the University of Sussex today to discuss the new international context for environmental law... read more
UKELA Welcomes New Patrons
Jun 28, 2016
UKELA is delighted to welcome Bishop James Jones and Professor Paul Leinster, CBE as new Patrons... read more
EU Referendum: environmental regulation in and out of the EU
May 05, 2016
UKELA has written this week to the official “In” and “Out” groups campaigning on the EU Referendum to ask each group for their vision for regulating the environment... read more
UKELA’s New Look for 2016
Mar 01, 2016
UKELA launches a new look today, with a revised logo and fresh website at https://www.ukela.org... read more
MoJ Costs Protection Proposals “Create Uncertainty”
Dec 10, 2015
UKELA litigation specialists have expressed concerns about the uncertainty they believe will arise if the Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) proposals on Costs Protection in Environmental Claims are implemented. The consultation that closed today seeks views on further changes to the rules relating to costs protection in certain environmental challenges, governed by the Costs Protection Regime. “The government claims that the proposals contained in the consultation are aimed at providing greater flexibility, clarity of scope and certainty within the regime. “ said Jill Crawford, Convenor of UKELA’s Environmental Litigation Working Party. “We believe that, if the proposed changes are implemented, they will serve only to create uncertainty amongst all parties in litigation - including developers and respondents - as well as applicants. We also fear that they will cause delays in the court system and encourage an increase in satellite litigation.”.. read more

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