UKELA would like to take this opportunity to thank all our main sponsors:

39 Essex Chambers has a strong planning, environmental and property group, comprising leading practitioners who are widely regarded as combining a strong academic background with pragmatism and versatility as well as being easy to work with. Chambers was awarded The Legal 500 Real Estate, Environment & Planning Set of the Year 2017, following on from 2015’s Chambers & Partners Environment/Planning Set of the Year. The group also includes 2016’s Environment / Planning Silk of the Year and 2015’s Junior of the Year. We have been described by Chambers & Partners as housing “a fine band of leading and much in-demand individuals”. The group draws on the strength of chambers in public, energy, commercial and common law, including local government probity issues, to provide comprehensive advice in all areas of environmental, planning and property law. Other relevant expertise is in European Union, international, tax and criminal law. Chambers has been involved in a number of leading cases in recent years, including those involving issues of climate change; compulsory purchase and compensation; contaminated land; environmental impact assessment/strategic environmental assessment; energy and energy projects; nuclear energy; flooding; highways, footpaths and rights of way; minerals; nature conservation; nuisance; pollution prevention and control/environmental permitting; planning and environmental prosecutions; transport projects; village greens and commons; waste, landfill and waste projects; and water and utilities. For further information please visit our website.

Landmark Chambers is considered by the legal directories as a leading set in environmental law. The latest Chambers & Partners notes that Landmark possesses "barristers who are consistently excellent and user-friendly", whilst the Legal 500 states that chambers is "a market-leading set". Our members appear regularly before tribunals and the Higher Courts in environmental cases and are at the forefront of developments in environmental law at domestic, European and international levels. Our members regularly appear before the Court of Justice of the EU and the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee on environmental cases. We have been involved in a number of important cases concerning a wide range of areas – access to environmental information; air quality; carbon emissions trading; climate change; contaminated land; energy; environment impact assessment; environmental permitting and regulation; EU environmental law; habitats and species protection; international environmental law; statutory and common law nuisance; strategic environmental assessment; utilities; village greens & commons; waste and landfill projects. For further information please visit our website.

RSK is a fully integrated, environmental, health, safety (EHS) and engineering services company employing more than 3500 staff in offices across the UK and worldwide. With a turnover of over £240m, the company was ranked the seventh largest UK environmental consultancy by Environment Analyst in its 2018/19 Market Assessment Report. RSK is well versed in supporting the legal and professional services sector across a range of contentious and non-contentious environmental, health, safety and engineering issues ranging from detailed expert witness support, planning and due diligence assignments (incorporating EHS and ESG matters). 

RSK has a diverse client base but mainly services key accounts for clients in: energy; government; legal and professional services (inc finance / insurance); manufacturing; property and construction; transport; and water.

Our global experience and local network of over 100 offices in 34 countries ensure that projects are completed on time, and help to minimise regulatory delays, achieve cost savings and develop good relationships with local stakeholders.

Many of the world's best-known names rely on the expertise and commitment of our health, safety and environmental professionals. You too can rely on us.

Further information about RSK can be found on our website,

Six Pump Court has frequently sponsored the Friday night conference drinks and is delighted to be one of the main sponsors of this 30th anniversary UKELA conference. The Environmental Law barristers at Six Pump Court provide expert advocacy and advisory services in all areas of environmental law and practice.  This high-calibre set, as Chambers & Partners notes, has a fantastic track record of representing local authorities, developers and regulators in environmental cases. This involves work in the criminal and civil courts as well as tribunals and inquiries. According to the Legal 500, Six Pump Court is ‘the best regulatory chambers in the UK and remains the professionals’ choice’.  Three of the planning and environmental barristers were shortlisted in the Real Estate, Environment & Planning category in the Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2018, with one of our barristers going on to win and Six Pump Court was also shortlisted as Set of the Year.  Our clerking team has an integral role in the delivery of our professional services and our success; they are consistently recognised for their professionalism, approachability and willingness to meet the particular needs of each client. The team of expert planning and environmental barristers at Six Pump Court are well equipped to provide the practical advice and effective representation required by those engaged in, or affected by, the complex and multi-faceted regimes of planning and environmental regulation.  For further information please visit our website.

Also a big thanks to our additional sponsors for the UKELA Annual Conference 2019.