Prof Alan Boyle > Essex Court Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Essex Court Chambers
Essex Court Chambers
24 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS
LONDON
WC2A 3EG
England
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Position

Specialist in public international law, especially international environmental law and law of the sea. Practises mainly before the ICJ, ITLOS and PCA. Recent cases include South China Sea case (Philippines v China) – counsel for Philippines; whaling case (Australia v Japan) ICJ – counsel for Japan; Chagos Islands case (Mauritius v UK) PCA – counsel for the UK; maritime boundary case (Bangladesh v India) PCA – counsel for Bangladesh; aerial spraying case (Ecuador v Colombia) ICJ – counsel for Ecuador; maritime boundary case (Bangladesh v Myanmar) ITLOS – counsel for Bangladesh; pulp mills case (Argentina/Uruguay) ICJ – counsel for Uruguay. Publications of note: ‘International Law and the Environment’ (OUP 2009, with PW Birnie & C Redgwell); ‘The Making of International Law’ (OUP 2007, with C Chinkin); ‘International Law and Sustainable Development’ (OUP 1999, editor with D Freestone); ‘Human Rights Approaches too Environmental Protection’ (OUP 1996, editor with M Anderson).

Career

Called 1977, Middle Temple. Professor of Public International Law, University of Edinburgh since 1995.

Languages

French.

Education

University of Oxford (MA jurisprudence; BCL); University of Edinburgh (LLD).

Leisure

Gliding, music, theatre.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Public international law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Alan BoyleEssex Court ChambersA well-regarded PIL specialist.