UK nuclear law course launched

The UK branch of the International Law Association (INLA) is to hold its first ever Nuclear Law Foundation Course in June this year.

The INLA stages an international congress every two years, with nuclear law experts and specialists coming together from around the world to strengthen relations, exchange information, and promote cooperation. However this new course, which will take place on 2 and 3 June in London, will focus on key UK nuclear sector legal issues; it will be practical and interactive. The content is designed for both lawyers practising in nuclear law, and policy makers, regulators and students. It provides an ideal introduction for newcomers to the UK nuclear legal sector, as well as benefitting experienced practitioners.
The first day of the course will provided an introduction to some of the key concepts followed by an evening reception and dinner at the Travellers Club, Pall Mall. Day two will comprise detailed practical sessions around two themes (i) new build, and (ii) decommissioning/existing generation.

As part of the course INLA-UK will be running a completion for students or solicitors new to nuclear with a sponsored place at the INLA’s flagship conference, Inter Jura 2016 in New Delhi India, as the prize. Details of the competition and prize will be circulated prior to the course. Interested participants should submit a paper on a nuclear law topic; the best paper will win the sponsored place to the Inter Jura, to include entry to the congress, return economy airfare, and hotel. INLA-UK also hope the written paper will also be published with the written materials to the New Delhi congress. Judges will include Roger Clayson, chair (Read Roper & Read) and Stephen Tromans QC (39 Essex St).

The course costs £450 for INLA members and £550 to non-members and further details are available from Gareth Davies on or 07764 197732.