Professor Nicholas Ryder

About me

I am a Professor in Financial Crime in the Department of Law and my research and teaching concentrates on financial crime.  I have published four monographs, two text books and an edited collection and am currently writing a fifth monograph for Hart Publishing with Professor Ester Herlin-Karnell (University of Amsterdam). 

My research has been published in prestigious journals including Legal Studies, the Cambridge Law Journal, Contemporary Issues in Law and the Journal of Business Law.  I am the founder and series editor of the Routledge's 'The Law Relating to Financial Crime Series' and co-series editor for Palgrave's 'Risk, Crime and Society.   I am a member of several editorial boards including Financial Regulation International, Criminal Law News, Current Criminal Law, Business and Management Research and a contributing editor for Goode: Consumer Credit Law and Practice.  I have been invited to give guest lectures and talks to a wide range of bodies including the Centre for European Legal Studies, the Bar Association of Commerce, Finance and Industry, the University of Notre Dame, the National Assembly for Wales, the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, the Wales Fraud Forum, the South West Fraud Forum, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and the Society of Legal Scholars. My research has been sponsored by Economic and Social Research Council, the City of London Police Force, ICT Wilmington Risk & Compliance, Universities South West, France Telecom Group and the European Social Fund.

Series Editorship

The Law Relating to Financial Crime (Routledge) http://www.routledge.com/books/series/FINCRIME/

Co-series Editorship

Risk, Crime and Society (Palgrave) http://www.palgrave.com/series/palgrave-studies%20in%20risk,%20crime%20and%20society/PSRCS/

PhD Supervision

I am interesting in supervising students who want to work on the following areas:

  • Financial Crime
  • Consumer Credit Regulation
  • Banking Regulation

Completed PhD Students

Lachmi Singh-Rodriges, 'The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods 1980 (CISG). An examination of the buyer's remedy of avoidance under the CISG: how is the remedy interpreted, exercised and what are the consequences of avoidance?'

Axel Palmer, 'A critique of the counter economic crime regime in the United Kingdom, with reference to the United States of America and Australia'.

Omar Al-Hyari, 'Challenging Arbitral Awards under the Model Law and Arab and English laws based thereon'.

Area of expertise

Financial Crime, banking regulation and consumer credit regulation

My Publications