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Dr Lloyd Brown

Lecturer in Law, Law

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker
Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Lloyd joined Swansea University’s Hilary Rodham Clinton School of Law as a Lecturer-in-Law in August 2021. Lloyd is an alumnus of Cardiff University and obtained an LLB and PhD (in Law) from that institution in 2011 and 2016, respectively. He is currently the Course Director for Equity & Trusts 1 & 2 and teaches on the Legal System and Skills module.

Prior to his appointment, he held academic posts at Cardiff University and the University of Birmingham, as well as a Visiting Lectureship at Beijing Normal University, China (2018). At Birmingham Law School, he was a full-time lecturer in law (2017-2020) and taught a wide variety of subjects at the foundation, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels. Lloyd’s research interests are in the regulation of real property, the financial markets, and the environment, with a particular interest in environmental regulation’s impact upon financial institutions. His writings have been published in several highly respectable, peer-reviewed journals including the Environmental Law Review and Trusts & Trustees

Areas Of Expertise

  • Environmental Protection Act 1990, Part IIA
  • Lender liability
  • Environmental risks
  • Due diligence
  • Fiduciary obligations and ethical investment
  • Environmental Social Governance (ESG)
  • Empirical research and semi-structured interviewing

Career Highlights

Research

Lloyd’s PhD research focused on how the enactment of the contaminated land regime, as statutorily enforced under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, has impacted commercial loan finance in UK banks. This research was undertaken through the procurement of qualitative data by way of semi-structured interviews with elite professionals working in the banking sector. These interviews shed light on the nature of the environment-related risks involved in loan finance post-Part IIA, together with different types of due diligence methods that lenders use to obviate such risks. Further to this, Lloyd has also written articles on the soil pollution regimes in the USA (the ‘Superfund’ regime) and China and has assessed the impact of austerity and Brexit on the enforcement of Part IIA in England and Wales. 

Lloyd’s Equity & Trusts teaching has also led him to research on the role that Environment-Social-Governance (ESG) risks and increased regulation have had in reforming pension funds’ approaches to managing their portfolios and investment practices. Within this research, he has explored the ‘greening’ of the pension sector and the nature of the trustees’ fiduciary duty of investment. Ultimately, he seeks to achieve research that assists in ‘decolonising’ the field of Equity & Trusts. Together with the above, Lloyd is also interested in legal history and wishes to further explore the plurality that existed in the legal system before the enactment of the Judicature Acts 1873-1875 fused common law and Equity together.  

Award Highlights

Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS) (2018-2011)