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Mr Nicholas Hoggard, BA(Hons), LLB(Hons), LLM, AFHEA, Barrister

Junior Fellow of University College

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Nicholas is a teaching fellow in the law school, a Junior Research Fellow of University College, and Director of the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, as well as being a member of the Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law. He has taught tax law, contract law, criminal law, and tort law. He was awarded a doctoral scholarship in 2011. Prior to joining the law school, Nicholas worked in finance in the City of London, specifically in the fields of securitisation and leveraged finance. He was subsequently called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2009 by Lincoln's Inn, thereafter specialising in insolvency and restructuring (specifically in relation to super-yacht, aircraft, and cross-border financing), working as part of the administration of an insolvent bank in London.


Nicholas' research spans the law of obligations, including liability for statements, civil fraud, and unjust enrichment. Nicholas also researches conflicts between civil and criminal law (including, for example, conflicts in concepts of theft). He has also published on the civil liability of credit rating agencies under UK and EU law.


Fellow of University College ('Castle') and member of the SCR.

Member of the SCR of The College of St Hild & St Bede.

Director of Durham Polyphony.

Research Groups

Durham Law School

  • Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
  • Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law

Research Interests

  • Financial Regulation
  • Fraud
  • Indirect Taxation
  • Law of Obligations
  • Negligent Misstatement
  • Philosophy of Tort Law

Teaching Areas

  • Contract Law

    (80 hours/year.)
  • Criminal Law

    (255 hours/year.)
  • Tort Law

    (76 hours/year.)
  • Tax Law


Journal Article

  • Hoggard, N. (2016). What a Tangled Web We Weave: Conflicts in Rating Agency Liability. Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law 5(2): 363-377.

Book review

  • Hoggard, N. (2016). The Law of Misstatements: 50 Years on from Hedley Byrne v Heller. Journal of Professional Negligence 32(2): 178-181.


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