Dr Haydn Davies

Associate Professor and Director of Research

School of Law
+44 (0)121 331 6703

PhD in Biochemistry 1988; LLB (Hons) 1998.

Teaching and research environmental protection (both technology and law) since 1990s.

Currently assistant vice chair of the UK Environmental Law Association and co-convenor of the Welsh Working Party.

Provided written and oral evidence to the Welsh Assembly on it major legislative initiative on environmental protection on three occasions.

Areas of Expertise
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Environmental Policy and Law in Wales
  • Relationship between Human Rights and Environmental Protection

BSc (Hons) (Biochem) University of Wales
PhD (Biochem) University of Wales
PgDip (Electronic Manufacture) (Distinction) Birmingham Polytechnic
LLB (Hons) University of Central England

  • UK Environmental Law Association
  • Society of Socio-Legal Studies

UKELA is an organization primarily made up of environmental lawyers (from both branches of the profession) together with some academics and environmental consultants. There are also a large number of student members.

  • LLB
  • LLM International Human Rights
  • LLM International Business Law
  • LLM Planning Law
  • Environmental Justice
  • Relationship between human rights and environmental protection
  • Climate change law

Peer-reviewed and Edited Publications 

Davies, H. Equal Protection and Environmental Justice: A Matter of Unconscious Injustice? in Controversies in US Constitutional Law – Equal Protection. Richardson Oakes, A (ed) Ashgate Publishing (2015) pp.275-290. 

Davies, H. Neoconservatism and the Supreme Court. Stephen M. Feldman. Book Review. 41(2) Journal of Law and Society 315-322. (2014)

Davies, H., The Wales Sustainable Development Bill. 25 Environmental Law and Management 99-105. (2013) 

Davies, H. Environmental Justice and Equal Protection: Intent, Motivation and Cognition in Decision Making. 4(2) Journal of Human Rights and the Environment 191-214 (2013) 

Davies, H. & Richardson-Oakes, A. Problems of Perception in the European Court of Human Rights: A Matter of Evidence?  3(2) St. John's Journal of International and Comparative Law. 169-209 (2013) 

Davies, H. From Equal Protection to Private Law: What Future for Environmental Justice in U.S. Courts? 2(1) British Journal of American Legal Studies 163-204 (2013) (REF output)

Davies, H. Native Villagers’ Demand for Climate Justice Exposes the Limitations of Federal Common Law. 15(1)Environmental Law Review, 1-10 (2013) 

Richardson Oakes, A & Davies H. Process, Outcomes and the Invention of Tradition: The Growing Importance of the Appearance of Judicial Neutrality 51 Santa Clara L. Rev. 573 (2011) 

Davies, H. & Hopkins B. Environmental Crime and the Privilege Against Self-Incrimination. International Journal of Evidence and Proof. 4(3) 177-193. (2000) 

Conference Papers and Other Publications 

Davies H. Developments in Environmental Protection Law in Wales. Accepted for publication in next issue of Environmental Law and Management (2015). 

Davies H. Environmental Law and Statutory Duties. Paper delivered at the Annual Conference of the UK Environmental Law Association, Liverpool University, 3-5th July, 2015. 

Davies, H. Environmental Law and Devolution. Junior Practitioner's Guide commissioned by LexisNexis (2015). 

Davies, H. Climate Change and Refugee Status: Some Reflections. July 2014 edition of E-Law (Journal of the UK Environmental Law Association). 

Davies, H & Flint E, Ethics and Ethnicity in Legal Education. Paper delivered at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Conference on the Law Education Training Review, London, 24th June 2014. 

Davies, H., Progress in the Devolution of Environmental Law in Wales. Paper delivered to the Devolution Session of the Annual Conference of the UK Environmental Law Association, Edinburgh, 20-22nd June 2014. 

Invited Panel Member: Wales Keynote Forum on Sustainability. 27th March 2014. Radison Hotel, Cardiff. 

Davies, H The Environment Bill – a critical appraisal. E-law, the Journal of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association. Dec 2013. 

Davies, H. Creating Legal Rights for Future Generations. Paper presented 23rd Jan 2014 at the 10th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability. Split, Croatia 22-24th January 2014. 

Davies, H. The Future Generations Bill – a critical appraisal. Paper presented at the Legal Wales Conference, Cardiff City Hall. Friday 11th October 2013 (in the presence of Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas). 

Davies, H. The Wales Sustainable Development Bill. Paper presented at the Sustainability Session of the UK Environmental Law Association Annual Conference, Homerton College, Cambridge 12-14 July 2013. Published in Environmental Law and Management. 

Davies, H. Shale Gas in Wales – Fracking and the Future. Agenda (Magazine of the Institute of Welsh Affairs). (Autumn edition, 2013). 

Davies, H. Native Villager’s Plight is a Political Question.  E-Law (Journal of the UK Environmental Law Association.)  (Feb 2013). 

Davies, H, Richardson-Oakes, A. Judicial Advisors and the Due Process Model: Challenges for Adversarialism. Paper presented at the “Experts Authority and Law” Conference at Hull University on Tuesday 15 September 2009. 

Davies H. (2008) Site Waste Management Plans. Journal of the Association of Building Engineers. June edition. pp. 20-21. 

The Delivery of Project-Based Masters Courses. (2000) Paper delivered at the European Project Semester Seminar 25 – 28 May 2000. Ingeniorhøjskolen Kobenhavn Teknikum, Copenhagen. Denmark. 

Davies, H. Public Access to Environmental Information. Journal of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians. Pp. 22-24 (2000) 

Davies, H. Do Polluters have the Right not to Incriminate Themselves? 143(38) Solicitors Journal 924. (1999) 

A Review of the Problems Associated with Diesel Exhaust Particulates and the Available Methods for the Extraction of the Adsorbed Hydrocarbon Fraction. Smith, A.H., Tidmarsh, D.H., Davies H., Wilcocks, M. presented at Autotech-95, NEC, 7-9 November 1995. 

Acclimation of thylakoid membrane lipids to changes in incident light. Davies, H. Harwood, J.L. & Jordan B. (1987) J. Experimental Botany.

Changes in thylakoid membrane lipids in response to changes in incident light. Davies, H., Harwood, J.L. & Jordan B. (1985) in Proceeding of the XII Conference on the Structure and Function of Plant Lipids, Neuchatel, Switzerland. Elsevier.