Professor Maria Lee, who is a Professor of Law at University College London as well as a member of FTB's academic panel, has been appointed a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Protection. The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution is an independent standing body established in 1970 to advise the Queen, the Government, Parliament and the public on environmental issues. The Commission's reports cover both the natural environment and the built environment, including topics such as nuclear power, energy use and climate change, the environmental impact of housing, and the use of pesticides and chemicals. Maria is a leading scholar in not only environmental law, where she specialises in the role of civil liability in environmental regulation and protection, but also in tort law, including private nuisance. Please see www.rcep.prg.uk for more information.