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Durham Law School

Staff profile

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

Teaching Fellow in Durham Law School
Director of the CCLCJ, Durham Law School
Member of the ICCL, Durham Law School

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Nicholas is a teaching fellow in the law school and Co-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.


Member of the Senior Common Rooms of University College ('Castle') and The College of St Hild & St Bede.

Director of Durham Polyphony.

Research Interests

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


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