Six Pump Court Environmental Law Conference – 3rd December

October 8, 2021

Six Pump Court is pleased to announce that our first full day Environmental Law Conference will take place on Friday 3rd December, bringing together specialist counsel with leading external speakers to cover a range of topical environmental issues.

Our hybrid conference, with in-person and online places available, will incorporate speaker panels and Q&A on the Environment Bill, Water Law, Carbon Capture and Storage and Climate Change (drivers of corporate behaviour, and litigation). We are delighted to welcome Professor Richard Macrory, Emeritus Professor at the UCL Centre for Law and the Environment to give the keynote address.

The in-person conference will take place in the new Ashworth Centre at Lincoln’s Inn and will be livestreamed, so that delegates who cannot or do not wish to attend in person will be able to follow the main panel presentations and Q&A online. In person places are limited, so early booking is advisable. Click here to book a place.

An outline of the sessions is below:-

Friday 3rd December 2021

08:45 Registration (Ashworth Centre, Lincoln’s Inn).

09:15 Conference opens for online delegates
Keynote address: Professor Richard Macrory, Emeritus Professor at UCL Laws and the UCL Centre for Law and the Environment.

09:30 – 10:30 The Environment Bill: Targeting targets
Led by Christopher Badger, Barrister, Six Pump Court.
External speakers from DEFRA and private practice [tbc].


11:00 – 12:00 Water Law: key issues now and on the horizon
Led by William Upton QC & Nicholas Ostrowski, Barrister, Six Pump Court
Professor Ole Windahl Pedersen, Aarhus University Department of Law
Joanne Holbrook, Senior Associate, Addleshaw Goddard LLP

12:00 – 13:00 The future delivery of Carbon Capture and Storage
Led by Richard Banwell, Barrister, Six Pump Court
Dr Sophia Northridge, Head of Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) Transport and Storage Strategy, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
External speaker from private practice [tbc].


13:45 – 14:45 Companies, finance and climate change
Led by Mark Davies, Barrister, Six Pump Court
Vanessa Havard-Williams, Partner and Global Head of Environment and Climate Change, Linklaters LLP
External speaker from private practice [tbc].

14:45 – 15:45 Litigating climate change: what could change following COP-26?
Led by Stephen Hockman QC, Six Pump Court
Ana Kantzelis, International Climate Lawyer & Assoc. Member, Six Pump Court
Rebecca James, Managing Associate, Linklaters LLP
Noémi Byrd, Barrister, Six Pump Court

15:45 – 17:00 ‘Ask the speakers’ breakout sessions (not livestreamed), refreshments

A summary programme is available here and the full programme and speaker profiles will be published soon.