Swansea Legal Academic Joins Leading Environmental Law Chambers

On 1 February 2013, Dr Richard Caddell joined Francis Taylor Building (FTB) as a member of the Academic Panel of this leading London-based set of Chambers. FTB has been long renowned as the UK’s leading set for environmental law and was named as Environment and Planning Set of the Year by Chambers and Partners in 2012.

Its members, who include 20 QCs and a number of acclaimed juniors, are routinely engaged in the most important environmental cases within England and Wales and those involving the UK before the Court of Justice of the European Union. Dr Caddell, who is based at the acclaimed Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law within the School of Law, specialises in the law of the sea, marine environmental conservation, wildlife law and fisheries regulation and regularly advises intergovernmental organisations, national authorities and NGOs on aspects of marine environmental law.

Dr Caddell was formally welcomed to the team at FTB on 13 March 2013, at the launch of The Habitats Directive: A Developer’s Obstacle Course, edited by Gregory Jones QC. The book, to which Dr Caddell contributed a chapter examining the maritime application of the Directive, has swiftly established itself as the leading work on the EU’s flagship nature conservation legislation. Mr Jones QC observed that FTB’s Academic Panel, which comprises a select group of environmental law specialists from leading universities throughout the UK and Ireland, plays a key role in the activities of the set. Dr Caddell commented, “I am delighted to be joining such an outstanding group of environmental lawyers who are working at the cutting edge of their field. A key mission of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law is to bridge academia and practice and am greatly looking forward to assisting FTB in the challenging litigation landscape ahead”.


Mr Gregory Jones QC officially welcomes Dr Richard Caddell to Francis Taylor Building