UKELA seminar series on Water Regulation begins with Nina Pindham and Hannah Taylor

09 Feb 2024

Cornerstone Climate, Planning and Environment

The UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) in the South West is presenting a series of talks on the water sector commencing with Cornerstone’s Nina Pindham and Hannah Taylor. Their talk will set the scene for the series by examining the regulation of the water sector over time.

Future speakers include Chelsea Llewellyn, Policy Advisor, Storm Overflows Policy and Strategy Team at Defra who will speak on the topical issue of storm overflows, and Villő Lelkes, Head of Water Emergencies, Water Security and Resilience at Defra who will speak on building climate resilience in the water sector.

The series will conclude with an in-person event in May 2024 with Simon Tilling, Pennon Group Plc and Michael Barlow, Burges Salmon who will piece together the challenges faced by the water industry highlighted in the previous seminars.

Date and Time: 13th February 2024. Registration at 12.10pm if attending in person, with the session starting online at 12.30pm and wrapping up by 1.15pm.

Venue: Osborne Clarke LLP, Halo, Counterslip, Bristol, BS1 6AJ.

Online Access: The event will also be accessible online via Zoom.

Registration Details: Attendance at the first seminar with Nina and Hannah is free, but prior registration is required to secure your spot. There is a charge for the remaining seminars. Register here.

About Nina: Nina Pindham has particular expertise in water law, having served as a co-convener of UKELA’s Water Working Party for six years, through which she has participated in numerous consultations on changes to the water sector. She regularly advises on issues arising under the Water Industry Act 1991, the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, and the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. She both defends and prosecutes on behalf of water companies and has successful experience using the civil penalty regime for environmental offences under Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008.

Hannah Taylor is currently a pupil at Cornerstone Barristers. Hannah graduated from the University of Oxford with an undergraduate and master’s degree in law. She has a particular interest in Environmental and Planning Law, and she is familiar with working with the Water Framework Directive. Hannah has experience working as a research assistant on projects concerning both domestic and international environmental law, and has written a number of blog pieces covering recent developments in environmental law.