William Wilson


William Wilson is a specialist environmental, regulatory and nuclear lawyer with over 25 years experience in government, private practice and consultancy. He worked as a senior lawyer at the UK Department of the Environment/DETR/Defra, and helped to build up the environmental and nuclear practices at another major law firm, as well as running his own environmental policy consultancies. William has experience of all aspects of environmental law, including water, waste, air quality and industrial emissions, REACH and chemicals regulation, environmental protection, environmental permitting, litigation, legislative drafting, managing primary legislation, negotiating EU Directives and drafting secondary legislation. He spent a year in the USA on a Harkness Fellowship, visiting 25 states and researching and writing a book on ‘Making Environmental Laws Work – Law and Policy in the UK and USA”, and he is currently Consultant Editor for Halsbury’s Laws volumes on Water and Waterways. William has direct experience of advising on various aspects of most of the nuclear sites in the UK, and has advised government departments and a wide range of companies and bodies responsible for nuclear operators, new build, decommissioning and nuclear waste disposal. He has taught nuclear law at Masters level on the LLM course at De Montfort University Leicester, contributed to two books on the topic, and has undertaken drafting projects for new nuclear laws in the Far East and Middle East.