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 government procurement and Public-Private Partnerships. My research is socio-legal, engaging with economic sociology and social research methods. I also have a general interest in administrative law.

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



  • (2018) Regulating complex contracting: a socio-legal study of decision-making under EU and UK law, Modern Law Review. (w/ E Aspey)
  • (2018) Controls and litigation on public contracts: the United Kingdom. In Torricelli and Auby (eds), Oversight and Challenges of public contracts. Bruylant
  • (2016) Public procurement and access to justice: a legal and empirical study of the UK system, Public Procurement Law Review, (6), 227-252. (w/ S Arrowsmith)
  • (2016) Subcontracting matters: Articles 43 and 71 of the 2014 Directive. In Ølykke and Sanchez-Graells (eds), Reformation or Deformation of the EU Public Procurement Rules. Edward Elgar
  • (2016) Process and Procedure in EU Administration, Harlow & Rawlings, Modern Law Review [Book review]
  • (2015) The role and potential of public procurement in the fight against modern slavery in the UK construction industry. In Piga and Tátrai (eds), Public Procurement Policy. Routledge
  • (2015) Privatising Public Prisons: Labour Law and the Public Procurement Process, Amy Ludlow, Public Procurement Law Review [Book review]
  • (2015) Award of Contracts in EU Procurements, Comba & Treumer (eds), European Law Review [Book review]
  • (2014) The Public Procurement Chapter of the TTIP: the potential for further market access. In Khorana and Bacaria Colom (eds), The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Negotiations between the EU and the USA: Caught between Myth and Reality?. CIDOB
  • (2014) State aid and sport: football clubs in difficulty, European Competition Law Review, 35(12), 581
  • (2014) State aid and sports infrastructure: EU sports policy or deference to professional football, European Competition Law Review, 35(9), 453
  • (2014) EU's 2014 Concessions Directive, Public Procurement Law Review, (4), 188
  • (2014) EU–US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement: the European Commission’s negotiating position on public procurement, Public Procurement Law Review, (3), NA65-NA76
  • (2012) An analysis of use of competitive dialogue in the EU. In Arrowsmith and Treumer (eds), Competitive dialogue in EU procurement. Cambridge: CUP. (w/ S de Mars)
  • (2012) Competitive dialogue in the United Kingdom. In Arrowsmith and Treumer (eds), Competitive dialogue in EU procurement. Cambridge: CUP. (w/ S Arrowsmith)


  • Public procurement regulation
  • Public contracts
  • Administrative law
  • Local government
  • Social research methods
  • Regulation
  • Economic sociology

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