Previously DPD LLM programmes in Environmental legal Studies, International Trade and International Legal Studies, DPD for Postgraduate Research Degrees and Director of Research 2003-10. Head of School since May 2010
LLB (Wales) 1977, LLM (Cantab) 1978
Solicitor of the Supreme Court 1981
Lecturer, Reader and then Professor of law, University of Wales Aberystwyth.
Solicitor in private practice
Comite European de Droit Rural : Assistant delegate general , and member of board of management (Council of Europe NGO)
Union Mondiale des Agraristes Universitaires : Scientific Council (elected)
United Kingdon Environmental Law Association
Agricultural Law Association
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
English, Welsh, French
nature conservation and environmental protection
Property law (epecially landlord and tenant), agricultural law and
environmental law. Author of several standard reference works in the area of property law, including Agricultural law (3rd ed 2008, Tottel) and Housing Law: Residential Security and Enfranchisement (Butterworths 2002).
law and practice of arbitration, especially in relation to property disputes (principally agricultural property)
Principal areas of current research are nature conservation law, property rights theory and liability issues surrounding GMO releases
Community models for ecosystem and habitat management, especailly in relation to common land and common pool resources.
AHRC Peer review college member
Editor in Chief of the Environmental Law Review (Vathek), General Editor of the Environment and Countryside Law Series (University of Wales Press).
Principal Investigator, "Contested Common Land; environmental governance, law and sustainable management c.1600-2006" (AHRC major grant, Landscape and Environment programme)
Principal Investigator, "Building Commons Knowledge" (AHRC On-funding scheme, 2012/13)
Agriculture and the Law
If you would like further information on reading for a research degree at Newcastle Law School please see www.ncl.ac.uk/nuls/postgraduate/research/index.htm
Visiting Professor Drake Law School Iowa 1995 & 1997. Australian Research Council (expert assessor on international expert panel). Board of Management of European Council for Rural law (Council of Europe NGO), and Scientific Council of World Federation of University Agriculturalists.
£262000 AHRC 2007 - 2010 : "Contested Common Land; environmental governance, law and sustainable management c.1600-2006" (AHRC Landscape and Environment Programme);
£93571 AHRC 2012 - 2013 : "Building Commons Knowledge" (AHRC On Funding Scheme grant)
Have practised as a solicitor specialising in agricultural law work.
Environmental law, nature and the law, biodiversity and law, property rights
Environmental Law, Succession
Introduction to Planning Law
EIA Law and Practice
Biodiversity and Natural Resources law
Foundations of Environmental Law and Policy
Advanced Research Methods in Law