School of Law

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Dr Colin Mackie

Lecturer in Business Law

I joined the School of Law in February 2017. I was previously a lecturer in law at the University of Aberdeen (2013-2017). I studied law at the University of Manchester. After completing a training contract with the international law firm, Pinsent Masons LLP, I undertook an AHRC funded PhD titled, Corporate Structures and Environmental Liability under EU Law, at the University of Aberdeen which I completed in May 2013.

Research Interests

My teaching and research interests lie in the field of company/corporate law and environmental law, with a particular focus on corporate environmental liability and issues associated with it.

I am currently a member of a project team led by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency looking at the issue of financial provision for environmental liabilities. The project runs for 24 months and is funded by IMPEL (European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law). The interim report for the first 12 months can be read online

I currently teach:

  • Company Law (LAW2040)
  • Law and the Environment I: Pollution Control (LAW3131)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (LAW5558M)

PhD Supervision

I would be delighted to supervise PhDs in the areas of company/corporate law (domestic and comparative) and environmental liability (domestic and comparative).

Key Publications

Journal articles

  • Mackie C, Combe MM, ‘Charges on Land for Environmental Liabilities: a matter of ‘priority’ for Scotland’, Journal of Environmental Law, 31.1 (2017) (Accepted)
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/125324/

  • Mackie C, ‘A tale of unintended consequence: corporate membership in early UK company law’, Journal of Corporate Law Studies, 17.1 (2017), 1-37
    DOI: 10.1080/14735970.2016.1209803, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/125325/

  • Mackie C, Fogleman V, ‘Self-insuring environmental liabilities: a residual risk-bearer's perspective’, Journal of Corporate Law Studies, 16.2 (2016), 293-332
    DOI: 10.1080/14735970.2016.1181399, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/125326/

  • Mackie C, ‘The Regulatory Potential of Financial Security to Reduce Environmental Risk’, Journal of Environmental Law, 26.2 (2014), 189-214
    DOI: 10.1093/jel/equ014

  • Mackie C, ‘The EU Environmental Liability Directive: A Commentary: edited by Lucas Bergkamp and Barbara J Goldsmith’, Environmental Law Review, 16.1 (2014), 81-85

  • Mackie C, ‘From Privilege to Right: themes in the emergence of limited liability’, Juridical Review: law journal of Scottish universities, 4 (2011), 193-215

Reports

  • Mackie C, Fogleman V, Bradley K, McCarthy S, Crowcroft P, Corrigan P, Financial Provision for Environmental Liabilities: practical guide, (European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law (IMPEL), 2017)

  • Mackie C, Fogleman V, Bradley K, McCarthy S, Crowcroft P, Folkett M, Corrigan P, Dailly C, Financial Provision: protecting the environment and the public purse, (European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law (IMPEL), 2016), 1-92

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