Richard Craven

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2364

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PhD (Nottingham), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

I teach constitutional & administrative law, tort law and competition law. I joined the law school in 2015. Before that I worked as a lecturer at Northumbria University and part-time tutor at the University of Nottingham.

The primary focus of my research is the regulation of public procurement and Public-Private Partnerships. I also have an interest in administrative law generally, and ideas around regulatory capitalism and new public management. My work tends to involve empirical research.

I am a member of the AHRC’s Peer Review College. I am also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association and the Procurement Law Academic Network.


  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Tort Law
  • Competition Law



  • “State aid and sport: football clubs in difficulty” (2014) 35(12) European Competition Law Review 581
  • “State aid and sports infrastructure: EU sports policy or deference to professional football” (2014) 35(9) European Competition Law Review 453
  • “EU's 2014 Concessions Directive” (2014) 4 Public Procurement Law Review 188
  • “An analysis of use of competitive dialogue in the EU”, chapter 2 in Arrowsmith and Treumer (eds.) Competitive dialogue in EU procurement, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), w/ Dr. Sylvia de Mars (Newcastle)
  • “Competitive dialogue in the United Kingdom”, chapter 3 in Arrowsmith and Treumer (eds.) Competitive dialogue in EU procurement (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), w/ Prof. Sue Arrowsmith (Nottingham)


  • Domestic, EU and global public procurement regulation
  • public contracts
  • administrative law
  • local government
  • empirical legal research
  • regulation
  • EU law

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