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Penelope  Nevill

Penelope Nevill

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Visiting Lecturer

Fellow of the Transnational Law Institute.

Research subject areas

  • Law

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Penelope is a practising barrister at Twenty Essex Chambers, specialising in public international law. She regularly appears as counsel before international courts and tribunals, as well as in cases before the English courts involving international law, human rights, EU and public law and the interaction between legal systems. She has taught international law on various courses at King’s since 2011.

Previously, Penelope was a Fellow of Downing College and a Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, where she taught undergraduate Public International Law and EU law (2005-2010) and the Law of Armed Conflict (LLM) until 2015/2016. She has also taught at the University of Auckland and regularly teaches a module on the ITLOS-Nippon Fellowship.

Read Penelope's profile on the Twenty Essex Chambers website. 

Selected publications 

‘International Law and Jurisdiction’ (with Malcolm Shaw QC), in Daniel Clarry (ed), The UK Supreme Court Yearbook, Volume 9: 2017–2018 Legal Year (Appellate Press 2019) 627

‘Area-Based Management Tools, Including Marine Protected Areas’ in Proceedings of the American Society of International Law 2017

‘Interpretation and review of UN sanctions by European courts: comity and conflict’ in van den Herik (ed), Research Handbook on UN Sanctions and International law (Edward Elgar, 2017)

‘Sanctions and commercial law’ in Happold and Eden (eds), Sanctions and Embargoes in International Law (Hart, 2016)


Currently Penelope teaches the law of the sea on the undergraduate course in Public International Law. She convenes and lectures the LLM modules 'Oceans Governance' and 'Cyberspace Law.'