Richard Ridyard

School of Law

Richard holds degrees from the University of Oxford and Liverpool John Moores University. He heads the International Corporate Law and Management postgraduate programme, and is module leader for the following postgraduate modules: Global Financial Law and Regulation; International Corporate Finance Law; and; Advanced Legal Research Methods. On the LLB, he is module leader of Remedies in Contract, Tort, and Restitution as well as Media Law.

Richard is a Humane Studies Fellow, and Bernard Marcus Fellow, at the Institute of Humane Studies, and is the recipient of a Charles Koch Foundation Dissertation Award. He is also a former associate editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


University of Oxford, United Kingdom, BCL
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, LL.B.

Journal article

Ridyard RM. 2019. Carrots and Sticks in Bank Governance: Time for a Bigger Stick? Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Internet publication

Christian C, Ridyard R. 2019. Opinion: Is being social media savvy all it takes to jump the refugee queue into Canada? Publisher Url

Ridyard RM. 2014. Abolishing the monarchy would remove an obstacle to genuine democracy in Britain Publisher Url

Ridyard RM. 2014. The Government's rehabilitation policy is in crisis due to the Justice Secretary's ready embrace of austerity Publisher Url

Ridyard RM. 2014. The government's ban on prisoners receiving books is the antithesis of the rehabilitation revolution promised by Chris Grayling Publisher Url

Ridyard RM. 2012. Case Law Australia, Harbour Radio v Trad, High Court allows qualified privilege appeal Publisher Url

Ridyard RM. 2012. Privacy, Lessons from 1890 Publisher Url


Hayek Fund Travel Grant, Institute of Humane Studies. 2018

Charles Koch Foundation Dissertation Grant Award. 2013


Bernard Marcus Fellow, Institute of Humane Studies.

Fellow, Higher Education Academy.

Humane Studies Fellow, Institute of Humane Studies.

Research Grants Awarded:

Institute of Humane Studies, Excessive Risk Taking: Shareholder Push or Pull? Making the Case for the Removal of Limited Liability for Bank Shareholders, Grant value (£): 5000.

Liverpool John Moores University, Sovereign Fiscal Disruption and Deposit Insurance in the Eurozone, Grant value (£): 3500.

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Society of Legal Scholars.

Editorial boards:

Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, Associate Editor.