Stephen Tromans is a barrister specializing in environmental, energy and infrastructure law. He practises from 39 Essex Chambers in London, England. He was previously a lecturer at the University of Cambridge and has practised as a solicitor. He is the author of a number of leading textbooks on topics such as contaminated land, nuclear law and environmental impact assessment, and was for many years the author and editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Environmental Law. At the Bar, he has been involved in some of the leading cases over the past decade and a half, appearing in the UK courts and in the European Court of Justice. He was a founder of the UK Environmental Law Association in 1986 and is a former chair of the association. He has acted as a parliamentary adviser to various committee inquiries in both Houses of Parliament, and currently sits on the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management, which advises the UK government.