Dr Ben Christman


Ben Christman is an independent researcher. He has a PhD in law from Queen’s University Belfast on the law on fuel poverty from an energy justice perspective (2017).

He is an editor of the UK Environmental Law Association’s ‘elaw’ member’s newsletter. He is a tutor in EU and public law at the University of Edinburgh. He has recently finished a research project for the Scottish Environment Link, aimed at setting up a Scottish environmental rights centre.

He is interested in access to justice. He is a member of the Scottish Environment Link’s Legal Governance subgroup and the Law Society of Scotland’s access to justice committee. He has worked and volunteered for a number of access to justice-type organisations such as the Ethnic Minorities Law Centre, the Legal Services Agency and the Law Centre Northern Ireland. He currently works part-time for the Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living, an Edinburgh-based disability charity.

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2010 - Law LLB (First Class Honours), University of Aberdeen.
2012 - LLM in Environmental Law and Policy (Distinction), University College London
2017 - PhD in Law, on fuel poverty, energy justice and law in the UK, Queen’s University Belfast.
2017 - Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, University of Edinburgh


UK Environmental Law Association
Law Society of Scotland, Justice