Dr Lloyd Brown

Dr Lloyd Brown

Birmingham Law School

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Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Lloyd researches in the area of environmental law, with a primary focus on the contaminated land regime under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Prior to his appointment to the position of Teaching Fellow, Lloyd was a Lecturer-in-Law at Cardiff University, and a Visiting Lecturer-in-Law at the University of Birmingham. He teaches Trusts Law at Birmingham Law School, as well as a pre-university Introduction to Law module for the Birmingham International Academy. 


  • LLB, Cardiff University, 2011
  • PhD, Cardiff University, 2015


Lloyd graduated LLB Hons from Cardiff University in 2011. In September 2011, Lloyd was awarded a prestigious Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS) to carry out doctoral research in the area of environmental law. His doctoral research empirically analysed how the contaminated land regime under Part 2A of the EPA 1990 has affected commercial banking lending. In July 2015, Lloyd successfully defended his PhD thesis, titled Banks and Secured Lending: Environmental Risks and Due Diligence, in his viva voce examination. 


  • Trusts Law, LLB
  • Critical Introduction to Law, BIA


Lloyd has a growing, national reputation – commensurate for an academic of his age and experience – for undertaking research in the area of environmental law. His specialist research interests include: land pollution, Part 2A of the EPA 1990, environmental risks and environmental due diligence. He has a knowledge and understanding of qualitative interviewing techniques, having used a semi-structured interview methodology to collect data from “elite” banking respondents. Currently, Lloyd is in the process of writing a number of publications from the results of his doctoral research. He intends to publish his findings in a number of internationally renowned, peer reviewed journals. 



Accepted: ‘The contaminated land regime in a period of austerity’ (2016) This paper is expected to be published in the October issue of the International Journal of Law in the Built Environment.

Published: ‘Land pollution, environmental risks and bank lending: An empirical analysis’ (2015) 17(4) Environmental Law Review 237-251.


Contaminated land