I am an academic researcher and lecturer in environmental and property law at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Land Economy. I completed my undergraduate degree in Law (with French Law) at Brasenose College, University of Oxford in 2009. I then undertook an LLM by Research at the University of Dundee under the supervision of Professor Colin Reid. I completed a PhD in Land Economy at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Martin Dixon in 2013. I am a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.
My research is primarily concerned with environmental, land and planning law. As far as environmental law is concerned, there are three main areas of research: national law controls on the use of land (contaminated land, waste, and habitats’ protection); the role of the judiciary in environmental law; and comparative and European Union environmental law. I have supervised dissertations concerned with the enforcement and design of environmental law regulations. I have published a book which analyses key environmental offences and their interpretation by the courts: Interpreting Environmental Offences - The Need for Certainty (Hart Publishing) - http://www.hartpub.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781849467377.
In relation to land law I consider primarily issues surrounding the land registration system. I have been an academic consultant on to the Law Commission on their on-going Land Registration project. I also consider the role of human rights in land law.
In planning law I consider primarily the relationship between planning and environmental law, as well as the general principles of planning law in the UK.
I lecture land law and legal reasoning and legal research skills in the Department of Land Economy. I lecture landlord and tenant law for the Department of Land Economy and the Law Faculty at the University of Cambridge. I also supervise land law for both Land Economy and Law students. I have previously taught planning and contract law.
If you would like to contact me, or discuss my research, please do so using the contact form or email me at el348[at]cam.ac.uk.