Richard Macrory is a barrister at Brick Court Chambers in London and emeritus professor of environmental law at University College London (UCL), where he set up and was the first director of the Centre for Law and the Environment. He established the Carbon Capture Legal Programme at UCL, and a second edition of his edited book Carbon Capture and Storage: Emerging Legal and Regulatory Issues will be published by Hart Publishing in early 2018.
Richard served as a board member of the Environment Agency in England and Wales between 1999 and 2004 and was a long-standing member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution. He is a legal correspondent for the ENDS Report. In 2006, Richard led the Cabinet Office Review on Regulatory Sanctions, and his recommendations were reflected in Part 3 of the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008, which established the framework for civil sanctions in the regulatory field. More recently, he has been involved in reforming environmental statutory appeals procedures with the tribunal system. In 2016, Richard was appointed co-chair of the UK Environmental Law Association Brexit Task Force.