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Professor Matthew Humphreys MBE

Dean, Faculty of Business and Law
Law School

Kenry House 01-052
Kingston University
Kingston Hill
Kingston Upon Thames KT2 7LB

020 8417 9000 Ext: 65228


Matthew Humphreys is Acting Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law. He is also a Professor at the Univeristy of Notre Dame and a visiting fellow at MCI. Matthew joined Kingston University as Head of Kingston Law School in August 2007, having previously worked at the University of Surrey and Anglia Ruskin University.  He received his LLB from Exeter University in 1991, and his PhD from Anglia Ruskin University in 2001.


Matthew Humphreys is a CEDR accredited Mediator.

An expert in environmental law, other aspects of EU law, transport policy, urban regeneration and social justice, Matthew Humphreys was chair of EC1 New Deal for Communities 2005-2011. He currently is supervising three full time PhD projects, and one part time and is interested in hearing from any candidate with interests in mediation, environmental law and policy, regeneration or EU law.

Other activities include Professor at the University of Notre Dame and Trustee for Help on Your Doorstep

Research Interest(s)

Matthew Humphreys' current research and writing consider sustainability and the sustainable development concept in European Union law. He is working on projects developing understanding of localism, community empowerment and regeneration.


European Union law.


Through the Dispute Resolution Centre, Matthew Humphreys is a mediator with a particular interest in complaint handling and community mediation.


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Recent Publications

Number of items: 12.


Humphreys, Matthew (2013) Consistency in European environmental protection - towards a general principle? The Columbia Journal of European Law , 19(2), pp. 313-340. ISSN (print) 1076-6715

Humphreys, Matthew (2007) Disproportionate and discriminating environmental protection: case 320/03 Commission v. Austria. Environmental Law Review, 9(2), pp. 137-147. ISSN (print) 1461-4529

Humphreys, Matthew (2006) Leaseholder charges and urban regeneration. Journal of Planning & Environment Law, 2006(Nov), pp. 1625-1642. ISSN (print) 0307-4870

Humphreys, Matthew (2004) Free movement and roadblocks: the right to protest in the single market, case C-112/00 Schmidberger Internationale Transporte and Planzüge v Austria. Environmental Law Review, 6(3), pp. 190-195. ISSN (online) 1740-5564

Humphreys, Matthew (2002) Charging for road use: tolls and environmental protection in the European Union. Journal of Business Law, 2002(Mar), pp. 195-209. ISSN (print) 0021-9460

Humphreys, Matthew (2001) The polluter pays principle in transport policy. European Law Review, 26(5), pp. 451-467. ISSN (print) 0307-5400


Horspool, Margot and Humphreys, Matthew (2012) European Union law. 7th ed. Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press. 586p. (Core Text Series) ISBN 9780199639816

Horspool, Margot and Humphreys, Matthew (2010) European Union law. 6th ed. Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press. 619p. (Core Text Series) ISBN 9780199575343

Humphreys, Matthew (2010) Sustainability in European transport policy. London, U.K. : Routledge. 256p. ISBN 9780415578318

Horspool, Margot and Humphreys, Matthew (2008) European Union law. 5th ed. Oxford : Oxford University Press. 606p. (Core Text Series) ISBN 9780199234196

Book Section

Humphreys, M. and Williams, C. (2010) European Union law: doing business in Europe. In: Wright, Frank, (ed.) Doing business in Europe. London, U.K. : Thomson Reuters (Legal). pp. EUL 001-EUL 3902. ISBN 9780863251290

Humphreys, Matthew (2004) François Gény. In: Murray, Christopher John, (ed.) Encyclopedia of Modern French Thought. London : Routledge. ISBN 9781579583842

This list was generated on Sat Sep 20 06:01:07 2014 BST.

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