ACADEMIC STAFF
Mr. Denis EDWARDS
Professional Consultant
Tel (852) 3943 3330
Fax (852) 2994 2505
Email denis.edwards@cuhk.edu.hk
Office

Room 623,
Faculty of Law,
6/F, Lee Shau Kee Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sha Tin, NT, Hong Kong SAR

Denis Edwards has taught and practised law for 25 years.  He has an LLB(Hons) and Diploma in Legal Practice from Glasgow University and an LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he was a Commonwealth Scholar.  He is an Advocate in Scotland and a Barrister of the Middle Temple, which awarded him a Harmsworth scholarship.  He has held academic appointments at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, the Universities of Giessen and Frankfurt in Germany, the City University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary, University of London and been a visiting professor of law at SMU, Tulane Law School and DePaul University in the USA.  In 2000-2001, he held a Human Rights Teaching Fellowship at Columbia Law School and has since participated in several rule of law and judicial training programmes, including in China, Myanmar and Egypt.

His practice of law includes appearances in arbitrations and before courts and tribunals at all levels in the UK, including three cases decided by the UK Supreme Court.  Much of his work, both in teaching and practice, focuses on public law and he is the co-author (together with the late Rt Hon The Lord Clyde) of Judicial Review, the leading textbook on judicial review in Scotland.

In addition to constitutional and administrative law, his areas of interest include environmental law, tax law, education law, European Union law, the legal protection of human rights, conflicts of law, international dispute resolution and comparative law. Throughout his career he has spoken and written on all of these subjects and his work has been published in leading law journals, such as the Law Quarterly Review, the American Journal of Comparative Law and Juridical Review.

His current teaching interests focus on the law of evidence, EU tax law and environmental law.  In addition to preparing a second edition of Clyde and Edwards Judicial Review, his current research interests include the relationship between environmental law and disaster prevention, business and human rights, education law in Hong Kong and the implications of the UK leaving the EU.