School of Law

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


Drapers' Professor of Law

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 3937
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 will be 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. He is visiting Professor of Financial Crime at the University of Cergy-Pontoise.


Criminal Justice Centre at Queen Mary University of London


Key publications

  • 'Two Key Areas in Proceeds of Crime Law' (2014) Criminal Law Review 170-188
  • 'Some uses of Legal fictions in criminal law' in William Twining and Maksymilian Del Mar, (eds) Legal Fictions in Theory and Practice (Springer 2014)
  • 'The Spirit and the Corruption of Cricket' in Alison Diduck, Noam Peleg and Helen Reece, (eds) Law and Michael Freeman (Brill, 2014)
  • 'Disability Hate Crime and Reform Methodology' in (eds) Frans Koenraadt, Constantijn Kelk, Francois Kristen and Dina Siegel, Liber Amicorum for Chrisje Brants, Amsterdam 2013
  • 'The UK Bribery Act: "The Caffeinated Younger Sibling of the FCPA"' (2012) 73 Ohio State Law Journal 1181-1216
  • 'Introduction' and 'The Changing Contours of Bribery Prosecutions' in Horder and Alldridge (eds), Modern Bribery Law (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2013)
  • 'The Limits of Confiscation' (2011) Criminal Law Review 827-843
  • 'Reforming Bribery: Law Commission Consultation Paper 185 (1) Bribery Reform and the Law Commission – Again' (2008) Criminal Law Review 671-690
  • Money Laundering and Globalization (2008) 35 (4) Journal of Law and Society 437- 463
  • 'Reforming Bribery: Law Commission Consultation Paper” (2008) Criminal Law Review 671-689
  • 'Locating Disability Law' (2006) 60 Current Legal Problems 289-318
  • P Alldridge, 'Introduction' in Booth (ed), Sweet & Maxwell's Anti-Money Laundering Guide (Sweet & Maxwell, London, 2005)
  • P Alldridge and A Mumford, 'Tax Evasion and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002' (2005) 25 Legal Studies 353
  • Money Laundering Law (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2003)
  • A Mumford and P Alldridge, 'Taxation as an Adjunct to the Criminal Justice System' (2002) British Tax Review 458
  • 'The Law Relating to Free Lunches' (2002) 23 Company Lawyer 264
  • 'Smuggling, Confiscation and Forfeiture' (2002) 65 Modern Law Review 781 (cited in unpublished form, House of Commons Debates, 26th February 2002, Vol 380 Cols 634-639)
  • 'Making Criminal Law Known', in S Shute and AP Simester (eds) Criminal Law: Doctrines of the General Part (OUP, Oxford, 2002) 103
  • 'Variables in Sentencing Corruption' in C Fijnant and L Huberts (eds), Corruption, Integrity and Law Enforcement (Kluwer, Amsterdam, 2002) 173
  • 'The Moral Limits of the Crime of Criminal Money Laundering' (2001) 5 Buffalo Criminal L Rev 279
  • P Alldridge and C Brants (eds), Personal Autonomy, the Private Sphere and the Criminal Law-A Comparative Study (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2001)
  • 'Reforming the Criminal Law of Corruption' (2001) 11 Criminal Law Forum 287
  • Relocating Criminal Law (Ashgate, Aldershot, 2000)


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