Professor Nick Taylor

Professor Nick Taylor


Criminal procedure and privacy, surveillance, the criminal appeals process, the regulation of new technologies.

I joined the School in 1993 and since then I have sought to develop my teaching around my research interests in criminal procedure, surveillance and privacy.

I have held a number of posts within the school, including LLB programme manager and that of Widening Participation Coordinator during which time I initiated the School’s very successful externally-funded Pathways to Law project.

For the period 2008-12, I was the School’s Director of Learning and Teaching responsible for the successful development of student education and the student experience across all taught programmes, success that was reflected in continuous improvement in NSS feedback. In 2015 I returned to the position of Director of Student Education and oversee the School’s very successful relationship with the student body.

I have played a prominent senior management role in the development and delivery of the School’s very successful strategy for many years.

Research interests

I have research interests in the areas of legal education, criminal procedure, privacy and surveillance.

I have written about the regulation of different forms of state surveillance; the criminal appeals process; contempt of court and have carried out research for the Ministry of Justice on docketing in civil courts. 

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  • LLB
  • M.Phil.
  • PG Cert LTHE

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Student education

My teaching interests are linked to my research interests and include teaching and managing the compulsory core course on the English legal system (Foundations of Law) and media law.

I also teach on the elective modules in privacy and free speech, aspects of the law of evidence, media law, and the English Legal System.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
  • Centre for Innovation and Research in Legal Education
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