Ian Salter – Chair
Ian Salter - INLA-UK Chair
Ian Salter – INLA-UK Chair

Ian has worked in the nuclear sector based at independent UK law firm Burges Salmon for over 25 years.

He is an expert in the field of nuclear regulation and international nuclear law and has advised extensively on commercial arrangements in the nuclear sector around the world.

He is editor of ‘The Burges Salmon Guide to Nuclear Law’ (Second edition 2015) and numerous other publications in the nuclear sector.

Ian chairs the Nuclear Industry Association’s Legal and Financial Affairs Working Group, and also acts as the UK representative on the board of the International Nuclear Law Association with whom he has been actively involved since 1999. He is Managing Director of INLA (Manchester) Limited the UK membership section of INLA.

Stephen Tromans QC
Stephen Tromans QC, INLA-UK Board member
Stephen Tromans QC, INLA-UK Board member

Stephen Tromans QC is a barrister specialising in energy, infrastructure and environmental law. He has had a particular focus on nuclear law since the mid- 1990s and has worked with both EDF and Horizon in relation to their current projects in the UK for new build as well as advising regulators, insurers and government.

He is the author of the leading textbook, “Nuclear Law” (currently in its second edition) and has spoken at a number of INLA conferences and events. He represented the Nuclear Industries’ Association in successfully defending the legal challenge to justification of the EPR reactor design.

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Andrew Carr
Andrew Carr, INLA-UK Board member
Andrew Carr, INLA-UK Board member

Andrew has been an in-house solicitor with the company since 1999 when he joined BNFL Group Legal at Risley. He took up the executive role of General Counsel for Sellafield Ltd in 2007 and was appointed to the Board as Company Secretary in April 2016.
Andrew is a specialist nuclear regulatory lawyer with significant experience of managing legal issues at a national and international level throughout the nuclear fuel cycle. Andrew’s responsibilities include leading the provision of specialist legal advice and insurance support to the business, supporting the Board with corporate governance and compliance and being the executive lead for Hinton House in Warrington.

Roger Clayson
Roger Clayson - INLA-UK Board Member
Roger Clayson – INLA-UK Board Member

Roger Clayson is an experienced commercial lawyer. He was previously Head of Property Law and Interim Head of Legal at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and has been a member of INLA since 2008. He attended the Congress at Toronto in 2009 and was one of the organisers of the Congress in Manchester in 2012.

Roger has advised on many nuclear projects, in particular the NDA’s competitions to select parent bodies for Sellafield and Dounreay, the sale of land for new nuclear power stations and the disposal of the businesses at Capenhurst and Springfields.

Roger now deals mostly with real estate matters (including the specialised area of nuclear real estate) but retains an interest in nuclear law and the industry and still advises clients (including legal firms) on nuclear liability, licensing and radioactive waste management.

Gareth Davies
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Gareth Davies – INLA-UK Board member

Gareth is a Barrister (non-practising), who started working in the nuclear sector 20 years ago at the Imperial College Research Reactor. He then moved to the specialist nuclear team at Burges Salmon. Gareth has worked with most of the UK SLCs and consignors of radio-active material through his emergency planning/ response work as Company Secretary to Radsafe CLG.

Gareth is heavily involved in UK nuclear SME agenda and was instrumental in setting up the NDA SME Steering Groups and the NDA SME Mentor Scheme. He is Chair of the NIA International Group, and Director of the International Nuclear Law Association.

Gareth runs a specialist nuclear management consultancy – DNA (Davies Nuclear Associates Ltd) focussing on strategic business growth and acquisitions, Company Secretarial and non-executive director support.

Contact  07764 197732

Claire Gooding

Claire Gooding - INLA-UK Board Member
Claire Gooding – INLA-UK Board Member

Claire is the General Counsel for EDF’s UK nuclear new build activities. She advises on both the Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C projects which are being developed with EDF’s industrial partner, CGN. Claire has worked in the nuclear sector for over ten years, previously advising on the operational nuclear, coal and gas fleet. Claire has significant experience in managing legal issues across the UK’s fleet of 8 operational nuclear power stations. Her experience includes advising on nuclear regulation; site licence arrangements and liability as well as commercial, strategic and market matters across the life cycle of the nuclear power stations.


Mark Richards
Mark Richards, INLA-UK Board member

Mark has been a member of INLA since 1997. He has built and managed legal departments in private practice, industry and in the UK and elsewhere, specializing in major infrastructure and energy related programmes. He has extensive experience of international nuclear law and practice including as: VP Legal at the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Prime Contract Selection Lead within the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation civil nuclear programme and external adviser to ENERGOATOM (subsequently, Chernobyl NPP) and EBRD on the Chernobyl Shelter Implementation Plan. Mark Richards, INLA-UK Board member Mark was the founding chair of the NIA Legal Affairs Working Group. He also co-designed the Nuclear Acquaint course in conjunction with the Nuclear Department of MOD.


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