Waste Law After Brexit

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UKELA's Waste Working Party is pleased to invite you to our seminar on Waste Law after Brexit.


After the interest and success of the last two years' UKELA seminar, we are pleased to be able to offer a further update seminar.  The post-Brexit world is almost upon us, and will present new challengers for the waste and resources industries. 

This is the third joint seminar UKELA has hosted with ESA and CIWM and opened to their members. We have an exceptional line up of speakers on this key subject which is open to UKELA, ESA and CIWM members.  The seminar is aimed at anyone who deals with waste and resources in a legal, consultancy or technical capacity. The afternoon will provide you with a detailed understanding of the potential impact of Brexit on the UK waste management and export industry.  We look forward to welcoming you along - registration is open from 3pm for 3.30pm start. 


  • Jacob Hayler, Environmental Services Association
  • Angus Evers, Partner at Shoosmiths and Co-Chair of UKELA'S Brexit Task Force
  • Antony Buchan, head of programme for Resource London in LWARB - Brexit v Waste Service Delivery
  • Duncan Mitchell, Head Environmental Permitting & Liability, Defra - A Defra Experience of EU Exit
  • Laura Tainsh, lead Partner in the Environment & Waste team, Davidson Chalmers Stewart

Chaired by Dr Anna Willetts, Clyde & Co, Waste Working Party co-convenor


Speaker Biographies

Jacob Hayler is the Executive Director at the Environmental Services Association – the UK’s trade association for managers of waste and secondary resources. Jacob joined ESA from the City in 2005 as an Economist focused on helping to develop market-focused policies that combine environmental and economic sustainability. At various points during his time at ESA, Jacob retained responsibility for policy relating to finance, tax, carbon management, contracts and energy from waste.

In January 2015 Jacob was appointed ESA’s Executive Director and he now retains responsibility for the day to day running of the Association. Jacob has represented the industry on multiple government advisory bodies and committees and is the UK’s representative on various pan-European waste and recycling industry bodies.

Angus Evers is an experienced environmental lawyer whose practice covers all aspects of environmental law from contaminated land to waste, climate change, renewables, nuisance, water pollution and asbestos. He also has expertise in related areas such as energy and health & safety. He advises developers and operators of, and investors in, infrastructure, real estate and other businesses on transactional, regulatory and contentious issues, regularly working alongside corporate, real estate, commercial, regulatory, projects and EU/competition teams. He is one of the Co-Chairs of the UK Environmental Law Association’s (UKELA) Brexit Task Force and a former Convenor of UKELA's Waste Working Party.

Antony Buchan is Head of Programme (Resource London), supporting London waste authorities to deliver significant savings and improve performance. He is a waste management professional with 18+ years’ experience in local, regional and national government and the commercial sector.

Laura Tainsh is a partner and Head of Environment & Waste at Davidson Chalmers Stewart LLP. Laura is a Chartered Waste Manager with CIWM, the only solicitor in Scotland to have obtained this accolade, a member of the Scottish Council of CIWM and the Scientific and Technical Committee. Laura is also a Law Society of Scotland Accredited Specialist in Environmental Law, an active member of the Scottish Committee of the UKELA and the management board of Community Resources Scotland Network. More academically, Laura is on the editorial board of the highly regarded Scottish Planning & Environmental Law (SPEL) Journal as well as being a regular contributor to industry and national press, highlighting all aspects of environmental law but particularly issues to do with waste management and policy. Laura has varied and wide-ranging legal experience which covers all environmental issues, with a particular specialism for dealing with the waste and resources sector.


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3/4/2020 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Clyde and Co LLP Clyde & Co Llp, The St. Botolph Building 138 Houndsditch LONDON, EC3A 7AR UNITED KINGDOM

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