Environmental law appointments at UCL
By Maria Lee, on 7 March 2017
We are absolutely delighted to announce that two new environmental law colleagues will shortly be joining the UCL Faculty of Laws. Dr Eloise Scotford will be joining us as a professor, from her current position at King’s College London, and Dr Steven Vaughan will be joining us as a Senior Lecturer from the University of Birmingham.
Eloise has broad research and teaching interests in environmental law. She writes on the comparative legal treatment of environmental principles, air quality law, climate change governance, waste law, and legislative and adjudicative processes as they relate to the environment. At the core of this research is an exploration of the richness, variety and openness of legal institutions, doctrines and cultures in responding to and accommodating environmental problems.
Steven’s career began in the City as a solicitor specialising in environmental law (first at Freshfields, then at Latham & Waktins), before moving into academia. His research interests lie in the regulation and governance of three fields: environmental law, the legal profession, and corporate finance. In the environmental arena, he has explored the role of environmental solicitors on corporate finance deals, the regulation of business innovation in the context of new technologies, the framing of land use and redevelopment via the contaminated land regime, and the shaping and operationalisation of EU chemicals law.
These wonderful appointments will add to and enrich the teaching and research in the Centre for Law and the Environment.