Richard Craven

PhD (Nottingham), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Telephone: 0116 252 2364

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

Richard’s research primarily focuses on UK/EU public procurement law. For the past few years, Richard has been collaborating with Professor Sue Arrowsmith (University of Nottingham) on an empirical study of procurement litigation in England and Wales. Richard is 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, Richard was appointed as a member of the AHRC’s Peer Review College. Richard is 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.

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

  • “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)

Current Teaching

The law of tort, contract law and competition law.

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