Erich is a dual-jurisdictional lawyer (currently non-practicing). He is a postgraduate researcher at Cardiff Law School and he has recently submitted his PhD thesis focusing on universal human rights and equal marriage. He also teaches human rights and discrimination law with Luke Clements and Pauline Roberts. Before joining Cardiff Law School, he practised in New York (attorney-at-law, 2001), Hong Kong (registered foreign lawyer, 2002-4) and England and Wales (solicitor, 2008). He now lives in South Wales with his civil partner Martin and their Labradour, Yoshi.