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About Paul Bowden

Paul is honorary professor of international environmental and energy law and corporate responsability at Nottingham Trent University and a consultant to the firm.

As a partner in the firm Paul established the firm's environment and regulatory group and acquired a leading reputation in multi-group litigation and judicial review cases particularly in the consumer products and energy sectors. He is well known for his work in nuclear law and is also programme leader of the OECD-Nuclear Energy Agency International School of Nuclear Law at the University of Montpellier.

Paul assisted with the research which led to the development of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (PDF, 1.08MB)


LLB (1976) LLM (1978)

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Law, Nottingham Trent University, in recognition of his contribution to legal education and international environmental law.

Qualified: Solicitor England and Wales (1981) Hong Kong (1985)


  • Programme leader of the Nuclear Energy Agency’s International School of Nuclear Law at the University of Montpellier
  • Past Board member of the World Nuclear Association
  • Former member of the English Joint Bar/Law Society Working Party on Civil Justice
  • Former member of the Multi-Party Action Working Group in Lord Woolf’s Review of Civil Justice in England and Wales
  • Past chair of the Nottingham Law School
  • Member of the Advisory Group of the UK Policy and Evidence Centre on Modern Slavery and Human Rights
  • Chair, National Justice Museum


  • Butterworths, 2000 The Civil Justice Reforms: One Year On

  • Butterworths, 1998 The Woolf Reforms in Practice

  • Tolley's Publishing, 1994 Tolley's Environmental Law Handbook (First Edition)