Richard is a Scottish lawyer. He joined the University of Nottingham as a PhD Candidate in October 2016 after being awarded the School of Law Doctoral Scholarship. Under the supervision of Professors Sandesh Sivakumaran and Nigel White, his research focuses on state responsibility for non-state actors in international law. Since starting at Nottingham, Richard co-founded and was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the University of Nottingham Law Blog. He is also a member of the Nottingham International Law and Security Centre and Editorial Assistant on the Journal of Conflict & Security Law.
Before joining the School of Law, Richard was a Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. During this time he worked on a range of public international law, EU law, and rule of law projects, including being part of the litigation team opposing the UK Government in the Supreme Court case of R (Miller) v. Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. He also has a background in legal practice from working at the law firm Volterra Fietta in London. Here he was involved in cases before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, the London Court of International Arbitration, and advisory matters on the behalf of states and private entities.
Richard also works with the International Bar Association and currently serves on its Drones Task Force, which is engaged in work concerning the legal implications of armed drone use. His primary areas of interest are state responsibility, the engagement of non-state actors with international law, rule of law, international humanitarian law, human rights law, the protection and promotion of cultural heritage, international criminal law, and both investment and commercial arbitration.
Richard is a Teaching Assistant at the School of Law, where he teaches a number of subjects in the area of public international law to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is also a… read more
Richard is a Teaching Assistant at the School of Law, where he teaches a number of subjects in the area of public international law to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at Vytautas Magnus University, where he teaches EU and international sports law.