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Master of Laws (LLM) in Environmental Law & Practice Course by Distance Learning

Customise your own course with this fully flexible programme!

Course start date: 28th September 2020 (Application deadline: 1st September 2020). Delivered by tutored distance learning

De Montfort University

Your course tutors:

Rachael Bust is a Chartered Town Planner and Environmental Law Specialist. Rachael is a full time practitioner alongside being a member of the core teaching team for the past 10 years and is responsible for several modules on the course including Planning, Environmental Assessment; Biodiversity and Nature Conservation; and Contaminated Land. Rachael has also taught at the University of Sheffield during her doctorate research into minerals planning. Rachael has also been the author of the Planning Law module and delivered webinars and revision materials for the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. Rachael holds a first-class B.Sc. (Hons) and three Masters degrees including the LLM Environmental Law with Distinction.

Fiona Dickson is a Solicitor and Partner in boutique environmental practice Maynards. She draws on twenty years of practical experience working on industrial facilities in the context of corporate and real estate transactions, brownfield development, regulatory compliance and risk management projects. She has advised newer Member States on the transposition and implementation of aspects of the environmental acquis communautaire, the Republic of Fiji on the environmental aspects of its draft Minerals Law and directed a national research project for Defra on statutory light nuisance. Fiona has an MA in Chemistry, an MSc with distinction in Environmental Technology and a Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). Fiona has published across the fields of chemistry, environment and law and was revising author for Croner publication “The Environmental Compliance Manual” for seven years. Fiona has lectured at the University of York, UK for over ten years.

Hazel Lobo is an environmental law practitioner and part time lecturer. As the Senior Partner at 3rdi - an environmental law consultancy working with enforcement agencies, private and public companies - she advises on how environmental laws impact on businesses. She is also an experienced and qualified internal and external auditor for Quality and Environmental Management Systems, carrying out regulatory, surveillance and internal governance audits. She holds the LLM Environmental Law with Distinction

Neil Parpworth, teaches and writes in the fields of Constitutional & Administrative Law, Civil Liberties and Environmental Law. He has coauthored a number of books in the environmental field. These are: Environmental Law, 4th edn, 2002 (Butterworths), jointly with D Hughes et al: Environmental Liabilities, 2004 (Shaws) jointly with B Jones; and Pollution Control: The Powers and Duties of Local Authorities, 2006 (Shaws), jointly with N Hawke, B Jones and K Thompson. He is also a contributing author to Burnett-Hall on Environmental Law (3rd edition 2012), the Assistant Editor of Encyclopedia of Environmental Health Law and Practice (Sweet & Maxwell), and the book review editor of the journal ‘Environmental Law and Management’.

Andy Robinson has taught on the Environmental  Law postgraduate course since its inception in 1991, and currently teaches the core module for Environmental Law and Health and Safety Law. On undergraduate programmes he teaches Tort, Company Law, English Legal System and Public Law. He has published articles on nature conservation law, nuisance and negligently inflicted psychiatric harm, and has research interests in rights of way and national parks.

Dr Kate Wilkinson Cross is a Lecturer in Law at Leicester De Montfort Law School and teaches on the Gender and Sexuality in International Law and the International Law modules. She holds a PhD from the University of Sheffield and she has published book chapters and articles on issues such as payment for ecosystem services, the green economy, sustainable development and ecofeminist theory.

Martin Morgan-Taylor teaches consumer, commercial and e-commerce law at both
under-graduate and post-graduate levels. In addition, Martin publishes in the area of light
pollution and nuisance. Martin is Legal Adviser to the Campaign for Dark Skies and past Vice President of the International Dark Sky Association (bodies attempting to reduce light pollution). He is also a member of the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILTHEM), The Society of Legal Scholars and a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. In the business law area his research interests are in the field of consumer protection, particularly the protection of consumers against unfair commercial practices and terms, as well as protection when buying online. Recent publications include: Willett, C. and Morgan-Taylor, M. (2013) ‘Consumer protection’ In: Furmston, M. and Chuah, J. (eds.) Commercial Law, 2nd ed. Harlow: Pearson Education, pp. 385-480; and Willet, C. and Morgan-Taylor, M. (2012) ‘Recognising the limits of transparency in EU consumer law’, In: Devenny, J. and Kenny, M. (eds.) European consumer protection: theory and practice, Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press. pp. 143-163.