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Paul Anderson

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OrganisationDatesNature of work
School of Law, University of WarwickJune 2013 - May 2016Research Fellow. Responsibilities included development of two lines of research and research collaboration; teaching UG modules 'Law, Globalisation and Environment' and 'Legal Theory' (seminars, tutorials, coursework assessment, curriculum design, research project mentoring); a range of administrative and grant-writing activities. Also contributed to research funding applications.
Schumacher Institute, BristolDec 2012 - May 2013Research Fellow (p/t). Wrote 'Overcoming Obstacles to Convergence' for FP7 project Converge (Rethinking globalisation in light of Contraction and CONVERgence, 2013). The deliverable analysed principles of intra- and intergenerational equity in international environmental law and evaluated their scope to promote global 'convergence'.
Harrison Grant SolicitorsFebruary - May 2009Advised on R (Hillingdon and others) v. Secretary of State for Transport [2010] EWHC 626. Undermined the Government's demonstration of national need to expand Heathrow airport (expressed in terms of economic and environmental cases) and methodologies by which this need was purportedly demonstrated [see also Publications, reference 13].
Global Commons Institute2008Analysis of grounds for judicial review arising from the Government's refusal to disclose the rationale for the calculation of domestic carbon dioxide emissions reductions figure in the Climate Change Bill.
Richard Buxton Solicitors2007Submission on constitutional and administrative legal concerns arising from developments in domestic mobile telecommunications law. Supported R (Harris) v First Secretary of State, Peterborough City Council and Hutchison 3G [2007] EWHC 1847 [see research reference 6].
Richard Buxton Solicitors and CAPRIMarch - November 2006Critique of National Grid's proposed Milford Haven to Tirley (Glos.) LNG pipeline and PRIs.

Critique exposed flaws in NG's representations concerning:
  • energy security and the national interest;
  • its legal duties,
  • demand/supply forecasting and risk, and
  • environmental impact assessments
Full documentation was submitted on behalf of CAPRI for a Public Inquiry, P0624/06/FUL and was used by Richard Buxton Solicitors in R (Ware) v. Neath Port Talbot Council and National Grid [2007] EWHC 913 [see research reference 14]
Alliance for Natural Health2006Analysis of European Court of Justice interpretive decision (C-154/04) on the legality of provisions in the 'Food Supplements Directive' (2002/46EC).
Adam Price MPJanuary 2005Analysis of evidence in support of the impeachment of former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, for the parliamentary motion co-ordinated by Adam Price MP [see research reference 4].
Warwick District Council2000-01Environmental Consultant. Conducted a WDC-funded feasibility study for a consortium of research and environmental organisations into the ecological restoration of a medieval woodland.
Friends of the Earth Scotland, Edinburgh1998Policy analyst. Produced report on carbon sequestration proposals in forestry and land-use to mitigate climate change for delegates at the UNFCCC 4th Conference of the Parties, Buenos Aires [see research reference 21].