UKELA South West Regional Group

Seminar on Nuisance and Invasive Species 



Met Office, Fitzroy Road, Exeter, EX1 3PB


Optional tour of Met Office (limited capacity) at 4pm for 4.15pm

Seminar at 5.30pm to 7pm  (registration from 5pm) followed by an opportunity to carry on informal discussion and networking over refreshments until 8pm


23 May 2019  

Join UKELA’s South West regional group in Exeter for their next event, kindly hosted by the Met Office at their headquarters. For those able to arrive by 4pm, the afternoon will start with a tour of this state of the art building. This will be followed at 5:30pm by the seminar focusing on nuisance and invasive species, most recently highlighted by the well known Japanese knotweed case, which will be led by a panel of expert speakers.



Jeremy Phillips QC, Francis Taylor Buildings – a barrister’s perspective

Richard Broadbent, Head of Legal Services at Natural England – view from the statutory advisor to Government on nature conservation in England

Kate Hills, South West Water – commercial perspective


This promises to be a great opportunity to hear more about a highly topical area from three very different perspectives. We hope that the event will be of interest to students and professionals working across environmental law with the chance to benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience on the panel.


There will also be the chance for informal networking after the seminar, with the evening wrapping up by 8pm.


Please indicate on the booking form if you would like to join the tour of the building first.  Numbers are limited for this opportunity and are on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please note you cannot just join the tour, this is only available for those coming along to the seminar afterwards.


Members £10

Non-Members £15

Students limited free tickets


UKELA is grateful to Met Office for hosting this event