Richard Craven

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2364

Personal details

PhD (Nottingham), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

I joined Leicester Law School in 2015. I teach undergraduate tort law, contract law and aspects of competition law. Before joining Leicester, I was a lecturer and then senior lecturer at Northumbria Law School (2012–2015).

My research primarily focuses on UK/EU public procurement law. For the past few years, I have been collaborating with Professor Sue Arrowsmith (University of Nottingham) on an empirical study of procurement litigation in England and Wales. I am also working on an empirical investigation into the tension between domestic labour policy and UK/EU procurement regulation. This project is funded by a British Academy/Leverhulme small grant (£9,800).

In 2015, I was appointed as a member of the AHRC’s Peer Review College. I am also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a member of a number of academic organisations, including the Socio-Legal Studies Association and the Procurement Law Academic Network.


The law of tort, contract law and 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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