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Professor Valerie Fogleman

Professor Valerie Fogleman

Professor of Law

School of Law and Politics

+44(0)29 2087 4152
3.40, Law Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX


Valerie Fogleman received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and an MSc in Environmental Evaluation from Texas Tech University, a Juris Doctor from Texas Tech Law School and an LLM from the University of Illinois. Prior to returning to England in 1992, she was Natural Resources Law Fellow at the Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, a Fellow at the University of Illinois College of Law and in private practice in Corpus Christi, Texas. Valerie's career since 1992 includes being a partner and Head of the Environment Group at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert and a Consultant at Lovells (now Hogan Lovells), both in the City of London. She is currently a Consultant at Stevens & Bolton LLP. She is an Honorary Member of the Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors, Vice Chair of the City of London Law Society Planning and Environment Committee, a prior Council member of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association.  She is also a member of the Texas State Bar, the American Bar Association and the Association of Insurance and Risk Managers. She is listed as a leading environmental lawyer in Chambers & Partners legal directory, the Legal 500, Legal Experts, The International Who's Who of Environment Lawyers and Guide to the World's Leading Environment Lawyers. Valerie has written three books and over 200 articles on environmental and insurance law and is a well known speaker at conferences on those topics.


Speaking engagements

September 2012 Transboundary shipment of waste: legal framework, liability issues and recent developments ERA (Academy of European Law) Annual Waste Management Conference, Brussels
September 2012 Environmental Liability Update IMC, Annual Conference of the Liability Underwriters Group, Cambridge
May 2012 The Environmental Liability Directive 2012 Congress on Principi e regola nella responsabilita ambientale, Universita CAttolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan
April 2012 The Environmental Liability Directive International Environmental Law and Policy training session, organised by the Flemish Environmental Law Association, Ghent
March 2012 Environmental Damage RICS Rural Conference, Kent
November 2011 Sustainable Growth in Biodiversity Protection Challenges and Opportunities for the Futue; European and Korean Perspectives on Sustainable Growth and Smart Regulation, organised by the Korea Legislation Research Institute, Paris
October 2011 UK and US Climate Change Developments Will National Climate Change Legislation Cool Down Global Warming?, Flemish and Dutch Environmental Law Associations, Brussels
June 2011 Differences in Environmental Liabilities and the ELD and the Potential Costs Risk Frontiers, New Risks, New Solutions, Commercial Risk Europe Conference, Brussels
June 2011 How environmental exposures are covered in different insurance policies AIRMIC Annual Conference, Bournemouth
May 2011 A Case Study - What if an Oil Spill Occurred on Land in Europe or in European Waters? III AIDA Europe Conference, Amsterdam
March 2011 Enforcement of the Environmental Damage Regulations (EDR) and its Implications for Regulators and the Regulated EDR Workshop, Environment Agency NE Thames Region Contaminated Land Forum, London
March 2011 Essential Environmental Law Update for Environmental and Minerals Surveyors RICS Minerals, Resources and Environment Annual Conference, York
February 2011 CLT Conference on Buying and Selling Commercial Property, London Environmental Considerations
February 2011 Environmental Liabilities in the US and Europe American Association of Managing General Agents and IMC North America Ltd, US Casualty Insurance Seminar, London
November 2010 Environmental Liability – The Quiet before the Storm? The exposures and solutions created by the Environmental Liability Directive, Malta International Risk and Insurance Congress, Malta
September 2010 Environmental Impairment Liabilities and Mandatory Financial Provisions IMC Conferences, Liability Underwriters Group Annual Conference, Cambridge
July 2010 Environmental Liability Directive and the EU Legislative Process Common Forum/NICOLE, Contaminated Land Management; opportunities, challenges and financial consequences of evolving legislation in Europe, Trieste, Italy
April 2010 Environmental Damage Regulations and their Implications Brownfield Briefing; The Changing Law and You; A Comprehensive Update on Environmental Law, London
February 2010 Environmental Liability Directive, panel discussion Captive Live UK, London
February 2010 Environmental Liability Directive RICS South East Rural Update, Paddock Woods, Kent
September 2009 Implementation of the Environmental Liability Directive and the Environmental Damage Regulations 2009 LexisNexis Butterworths Environmental Law Conference 2009, London
September 2009 Enforcing and Complying with the Environmental Damage Regulations How to Deal with Environmental Liability in Contaminated Land Projects; Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA), London
September 2009 Case Studies, Insurance and Financial Provision Environmental Liability; the New Regime, Environmental Law Foundation / Haymarket Conferences, London
September 2009 Environmental Impairment Liabilities Liability Insurance Conference, Insurance Market Conferences, Cambridge
July 2009 ELD Case Studies Workshop, Implementation Efficiency of the Environmental Liability Directive, European Commission, Brussels
June 2009 Environmental Insurance Major Accidents to the Environment, UKELA London meetings, London
June 2009 Environmental Liability Directive: What it Means for Your Business 12th European Captive Rendezvous, Luxembourg
May 2009 A Legal Perspective of the ELD's Reg's for Businesses Environmental Liability in Force; What Does It Mean For You? (Association of British Insurers / International Underwriting Association), London
April 2009 Liability for Remediating Environmental Damage Centre for Environmental Strategy, Environmental Law Module, University of Surrey, Guildford
March 2009 Liability, Insurance and Financial Provision Environmental Liability: The New Regime; A Guide to the Workings of the Environmental Liability Directive in the UK (Environmental Law Foundation and ENDS), London
February 2009 SGVs and Human Health Enforcement and Legal Issues in the Remediation of Contaminated Land Land Contamination Forum (Environment Agency), Ipswich
January 2009 Environmental Liability Directive Legislative and Regulatory Changes in the Brownfield and Contaminated Land Sector (Brownfield Briefing Conferences), London
January 2009 CCS Risk and Liability Issues; Directive on the geological storage of carbon dioxide CCS: Regulatory Approaches to Address Liability (International Energy Agency), Webinar
November 2008 Environmental Liability Directive Environmental Law: The New Regulatory Regime (Butterworths), London
November 2008 Environmental Liabilities Environmental Legislation and Regulations Review (Croner Training), London
September 2008 Environmental Liabilities US Property and Casualty Summer School (IMC North America Ltd and American Association of Managing General Agents), Cambridge
September 2008 The Environment and the Construction Industry IBC's 8th Annual Construction Law Summer School, Cambridge
August 2008 Environmental Insurance Central Law Training Environmental Law Masterclass, London













  • Fogleman, V. M. 2007. Insurance. In: Tromans, S. and Turrall-Clarke, R. eds. Contaminated Land. London: Sweet & Maxwell, pp. 639-659.
  • Fogleman, V. M. 2007. Insurance for major accidents to the environment. In: Vince, I. ed. Major Accidents to the Environment. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, pp. 85-108.