Ian Truman

Ian is an experienced nuclear lawyer and advises sponsors, developers, technology vendors, operators, insurers, Government departments, funders and contractors on all aspects of nuclear law, nuclear new build and other nuclear projects in the UK and abroad. His experience includes: ' Hinkley Point C: Deputy General Counsel of the Hinkley Point C project from 2012 ' 2015 advising on all aspects of the project including the GDA process, environmental consenting, planning, nuclear site licensing, construction contracts, financing and legal challenges. ' Moorside: advised on the suite of contracts relating to the transfer of land from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to NuGeneration to enable development of the Moorside new nuclear project. ' Horizon: advising on the suite of contracts relating to the transfer of land from the Magnox Electric to Horizon to enable development of the Wylfa new nuclear project, including the delicensing and de-designation of part of the existing nuclear site. ' Small Modular Reactors: advising Canadian Nuclear Laboratories in relation to its plans to facilitate the demonstration of a number of SMR designs on its Chalk River site in Ontario, Canada. ' New nuclear state in the Middle East: part of the team which drafted the nuclear framework legislation and nuclear liability law. ' Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited: advising in relation to its reinsurance of nuclear third party liability risk for Electrabel in Belgium. ' Nuclear regulator: Advising the nuclear regulator in a new nuclear state in relation to the requirements of international nuclear law and the drafting of nuclear regulations.
Contributed to


Convention on Nuclear Safety 1994
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides a snapshot of the 1994 Convention on Nuclear Safety. The note summarises the key articles and how the Convention has been implemented in Europe and the UK. It also looks at the future of the Convention following the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in 2011.

Energy and Brexit—Euratom and the UK Nuclear Sector
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides the background to the Euratom Treaty and the evolving position on the UK’s exit from the Euratom Community as a corollary of Brexit. It includes discussion of Brexit and nuclear research and investment, Brexit and nuclear health and safety standards, Brexit and supply of nuclear fuel, Brexit and nuclear safeguards, Brexit and the nuclear common market, and Brexit and nuclear international agreements. It also discusses the Nuclear Safeguards Act 2018, the Nuclear Safeguards Regulations, and the government’s Brexit White Paper of 12 July 2018.

Nuclear decommissioning—health and safety
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers health and safety obligations connected with nuclear decommissioning.

Radiation Protection
Practice notes

This Practice Note summarises the requirements of the key regulations that apply in Great Britain in respect of protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation. This Practice Note’s focus is the provisions of the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017, made under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

Radioactive Substances Regulation—non-nuclear sites
Practice notes

This Practice Note summarises the regulatory requirements placed on UK non-nuclear sites in respect of receipt, storage, use and disposal of radioactive material and radioactive waste. It includes details of the requirements of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 and the Basic Safety Standards Directive 2013/59/Euratom (BSSD 2013). It is of relevance to non-nuclear sites such as hospitals handling radioactive materials, universities handling radioactive materials and industrial sites handling radioactive materials.

Safety of Nuclear Installations Directive 2009/71/Euratom—snapshot
Practice notes

This Practice Note also links to related Brexit content. This Practice Note sets out European requirements on the Safety of Nuclear Installations Directive 2009/71/Euratom. It considers the Directive’s objectives, scope, aims, national framework and national implementation.

The Radioactive Contaminated Land Regime
Practice notes

This Practice Note summarises and explains the England and Wales contaminated land regime (under the Environmental Protection Act 1990) for dealing with harm attributable to radioactivity (‘the Radioactive Contaminated Land Regime’ or ‘RCL Regime’).

Practice areas


  • Nuclear Industry Association (NIA)
  • NIA International Working Group
  • NIA Legal and Financial Affairs Working Group
  • NIA New Build Working Group
  • NIA Brexit Working Group
  • Nuclear Institute
  • The International Nuclear Law Association (INLA)
  • INLA Working Group 1 ' safety and regulation
  • The World Nuclear Association (WNA)
  • WNA Law Working Group
  • FORATOM Legal Working Group
  • UK Environmental Law Association


  • Contributing Author


  • B.Sc Environmental Sciences ' University of East Anglia
  • M.Sc Public and Environmental Health ' University of Birmingham
  • CPE - College of Law, Guildford
  • LPC - College of Law, Guildford

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