Considering law and want to combine your passion for the environment?
This panel session invites environmental lawyers from a range of backgrounds to share their experience and top tips:
- Katie de Kauwe, Environmental Lawyer at Friends of the Earth
- Anne Harrison, Legal Director (Barrister) at DAC Beachcroft
- Sam Bright, Senior Lawyer (Energy) at the Foundation for International Law for the Environment (FILE)
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Katie de Kauwe, Environmental Lawyer, Friends of the Earth
Katie is an environmental lawyer working primarily on public law actions on issues of environmental justice, and legal challenges concerning protest rights in the context of environmental campaigning. Katie has significant experience of strategic climate litigation, and worked on Friends of the Earth’s Heathrow JR which went to the Supreme Court in October 2020. Katie is currently acting for Friends of the Earth on its legal intervention in the Sarah Finch/ Horse Hill oil challenge, which goes to the Court of Appeal in November 2021, and has also been working on the Whitehaven coal mine planning inquiry.
Anne Harrison, Legal Director (Barrister), DAC Beachcroft
Anne was called to the Bar in 1992 and is a legal director (barrister) in the real estate department of DAC Beachcroft's Bristol office. She is a member of the firm's national safety health and environment team and specialises in regulatory compliance and environmental law matters and planning. Previously, Anne was in-house counsel at the Environment Agency, advising on the statutory powers, duties and responsibilities of the agency as regulator, environmental regulation, waste management, the contaminated land regime, land drainage/flood defence and water law, habitats and conservation, town and country planning, environmental impact assessment, and other UK and EU environmental legislation.
Anne also spent two years as an environment manager in the Environment Agency, responsible for five operational teams covering waste management, environmental permitting and COMAH regulation, pollution incident response and site inspections, pollution control and radioactive substances regulation, water quality, water level monitoring, and a special enforcement team.
Anne now advises both private and public sector clients, including residential developers and the healthcare sector, on regulatory environmental and planning law matters in both an operational and transactional/due diligence context.
Sam Bright, Senior Lawyer (Energy), Foundation for International Law for the Environment (FILE)
Sam is an environmental lawyer currently working at the Foundation for International Law and the Environment. His work focuses on using the law to accelerate the energy transition, address climate change and reduce the impacts of pollution on people and planet. He originally trained and practised competition and State aid law at law firm Clifford Chance. Since then he has also worked with ClientEarth.
If sustainability is your passion and you want to find out more about how industry leaders are working to promote and incorporate it into our everyday lives, this panel event is for you.
This is a rare and unmissable opportunity to hear from leading professionals in fashion, filmmaking, journalism, architecture and real estate about the importance of sustainability in the work they do and offer career tips and advice. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions. Our panellists are:
- Christopher Raeburn, Global Creative Director at Timberland and Creative Director at RAEBURN
- Yasmin Jones-Henry, Journalist & Senior Strategist
- David Kirkland, Founder and Principal at Kirkland Fraser Moor and D-Lab
- James Levelle, Filmmaker and Adventurer
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Christopher Raeburn – Global Creative Director Timberland and Creative Director RÆBURN
Christopher Raeburn is the Creative Director of British fashion label RÆBURN. His RÆMADE ethos in particular has pioneered the reworking of surplus fabrics and garments to create contemporary pieces defined by a distinctive aesthetic, meticulous detail, considered functionality and sustainable intelligence. Raeburn’s work has brought responsible design to a mainstream fashion audience and presents a new definition of luxury with integrity.
Raeburn has won numerous awards over the years, including a British Fashion Award 2020, selected as one of the Honourees of the Environment category. He was appointed Global Creative Director of Timberland in October 2018.
Yasmin Jones-Henry - Journalist & Senior Strategist
Yasmin is the founder of @workinfashion.me and #TheCollective, an online platform for ethical lifestyle brands and a publication focused on sustainable fashion, ethics and business. She is also a journalist, writing for the FT How To Spend It and the Guardian Newspaper. In 2013 she graduated from the University of Birmingham with a joint honours degree in Classical Literature and Civilisation and English Literature.
As a senior strategist at Futurecity (a global placemaking agency) Yasmin currently works within the strategy team to create and manage a diverse portfolio of culture and placemaking programmes. Yasmin’s specialism covers the arts, fashion and macroeconomics. She is committed to demonstrating the economic value of culture and its role in delivering sustainable economic growth.
James Levelle - Filmmaker and Adventurer
Filmmaker and adventurer James Levelle lives life on the wild side: from frozen Arctic wilderness to the Amazon rainforest, he knows both the beauty and power of Nature.
He hitchhiked his way 6000 miles across South America with no mobile phone, no credit card, and no cash for Discovery Channel’s 6-part series, ‘Free Ride’. He trekked through the frozen wilds of Alaska for Discovery’s hit series ‘Gold Rush Trail’ and risked life and limb chasing hurricanes for UKTV & BBC's ‘Hurricane Man’. The following year, ‘Race for the Future’ saw James speed 9000 miles from the UK to Chile… fossil fuel free… on a mission to document youth climate messages and deliver them in a film to the United Nations Climate conference. He has just returned from a 3-month jungle expedition with National Geographic.
James is determined to use the power of storytelling to explore, experience and better understand the vital relationship between people and the Natural World.
Ailish Christian-West - Director of Real Estate at Get Living
Ailish is responsible for managing Get Living’s existing £2 billion build-to-rent neighbourhood portfolio and current development pipeline of circa 6,000 homes development, working with investors and development partners to drive investment performance and grow the Get Living UK portfolio to our target of 15,000 homes. She also leads Get Livings ESG agenda and supports industry collaboration on a broad range of issues, advocating for a sustainable real estate sector.
Ailish has more than 20 years’ experience in UK real estate. Prior to Get Living, Ailish enjoyed 12 years at Landsec, laterally as an executive committee member responsible for portfolio management and portfolio operations. At Landsec she led key strategic initiatives including pivoting London suburban retail assets to mixed use, selling out of secondary shopping centres and creating significant value through building a retail outlet portfolio. She also spent 10 years in fund management, running core plus and opportunistic funds including at La Salle Investment Management.”
David Kirkland - Founder and Principal at Kirkland Fraser Moor and D-Lab
David is the founding practice principal of Kirkland Fraser Moor an award-winning and internationally published architecture firm noted for its research, innovative design and contribution to the Regenerative Design agenda. His past projects include the Eden Project in Cornwall and the Waterloo International Terminal station roof.
He is a founding principal of D-Lab a social enterprise with a mission to foster 'bottom up' creativity, design and innovation within local communities and of Enviarch delivering EVATool – a unique Cloud Based software tool for enabling architects to achieve the goals and aims of Sustainable Development.
David has contributed to numerous television and radio programmes and has a deep interest in nature and its design process and previously served as an Editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Design and Nature.
David Studied architecture at the Royal College of Art, London and at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)