Nigel Lowe is Emeritus Professor ( LLB (Sheffield), LLD (Cardiff)). He is Barrister of the Inner Temple. Until his retirement in 2014, he was a Professor of Law at Cardiff Law School since 1991 and Head of School from 2010-2013. He is a expert on Family Law and a specialist in (International) Child Law.
He is a consultant to the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law and the Council of Europe. He is a member of the UK's International Family Law Committee and of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Family Law; member of the Organising Committee of the Commission on European Family Law; and an advisory board member of the US based International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children. He is a Dartington Research Fellow and was a former Chairman of the Legal Group of the British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering.