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Professor Peter Alldridge, LLB (Lond), LLM (Wales)


Drapers' Professor of Law

Room Number: Mile End


Peter Alldridge has been Drapers’ Professor of Law since 2003 and was Head of the Department of Law (from 2008-2012). In 2017-18 he was President of the Society of Legal Scholars. He was Specialist Adviser to the joint Parliamentary Committees on the draft Corruption Bill (2003) and the draft Bribery Bill (2009) and was made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2014. He has published widely in the areas of criminal law, evidence, legal education, law and information technology, medical law and law and disability. He is the author of Relocating Criminal Law (Ashgate 2000, republished by Routledge Revivals, 2017), Money Laundering Law (Hart, 2003), What went Wrong with Money Laundering Law? (Palgrave, 2016), and Taxation and Criminal Justice (Oxford University Press, 2017). He acted as an expert on corporate criminal liability for the UN in Indonesia in 2017.


Criminal Justice Centre at Queen Mary University of London


Key publications

  • Ann Mumford and Peter Alldridge, ‘The History of Double Jeopardy and Criminal Jurisdiction: US v Gamble (2019) and R v Hutchinson (1677)’ (2023) 139 Law Quarterly Review 390-411
  • Taxation and Criminal Justice (Oxford: Oxford Monographs in Criminal Justice, 2017) xxix + 214 pp. Translated into Chinese, 2020
  • What went wrong with Money Laundering Law? (London: Palgrave Pivot, 2016) xxi + 78pp
  • ‘On being able to walk Twenty Metres’ (2019) 46 Journal of Law and Society 448-475
  • “The Spirit and the Corruption of Cricket” in Alison Diduck, Noam Peleg and Helen Reece, (eds) Law and Michael Freeman (Dordrecht: Brill, 2015) 331-347
  • “Some uses of Legal Fictions in Criminal Law” in William Twining and Maksymilian Del Mar, (eds) Legal Fictions in Theory and Practice (Springer Law and Philosophy Library, Vol. 110 2015) 367-384
  • ‘“Lawyers’ Law” and the Limitations and Flaws of the Role of Reform Bodies in Criminal Law’ in Child and Duff (eds), Criminal Law Reform Now: Proposals and Critique (Hart, 2019) 279-294



Professor Alldridge welcomes proposals for postgraduate research in the field of money laundering law, commercial fraud and comparative criminal law and justice.

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