Christopher Hodges

Professor Christopher Hodges is Professor of Justice Systems, University of Oxford and Head of the CMS/Swiss Re Research Programme on Civil Justice Systems

Qualifications
• PhD, King’s College, London, 2004
• BA, MA, New College Oxford, 1976, 1980
• Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, 1979-
• Freeman of the City of London, 1982
• Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong, 1984
• Fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies, 2000
• Society of Legal Scholars, 2006

Appointments
• Head of the CMS/Swiss Re Research Programme on Civil Justice Systems, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford
• Erasmus Professor of the Fundamentals of Private Law, Erasmus University, Rotterdam 2011-2014
• Honorary Professor, the China University for Political Science and Law, Beijing 2013-2016
• Guest Professor, Wuhan University, Wuhan 2013-2016
• Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, Canberra, 2014
• Member of the Academic Committee of the Collaborative Innovation Centre for Global Governance and the Rule of Law, China University for Political Science and Law, Beijing
• Life Member, Wolfson College, Oxford
• Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales, Salutaris Legal
• Member of Advisory Board of the Research Centre for the Law and Policy of Global Consumer Protection, Wuhan University, China 2013-
• Lay Member of the Examinations Board of the Society of Apothecaries of London, 2012
• Board Member, UK Research Integrity Office, 2008-
• Academic Advisory Panel of the Department of Trade & Industry on consumer law, 2001-
• Expert Working Group of the European Commission on Directive 85/374 on product liability, 2004-

Previous Appointments
• Chairman, Bampton Classical Opera, 2006-2013
• Chairman, Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee, 2007-2011
• Chairman, Legal Committee, European Association of Medical Technology Manufacturers (EUCOMED), 1995-2008
• Vice-Chairman, Association of British Healthcare Industries, 2003-2008 and Chair of its Legal Committee and Technical Policy Group, 2003-2008
• Chair, Committee on Product Liability, Advertising, Unfair Competition and Consumer Affairs, International Bar Association, 1990s
• Co-Chair, Working Groups on Regulation and on Communications (with Professor K Woods, CEO of MHRA) of the Department of Health’s Health Industries Task Force 2003-2007
• Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna, 1990-2004
• Vice-Chair, Research Ethics Committee, Harrow Health District, 1990s
• Trustee and Director, The Sixteen, c1990-2006
• Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Consumer law Journal, 1993-2000
• Visiting Lecturer, University of Surrey, MSc course in Pharmaceutical Medicine, Module on ‘Advanced Law and Ethics’, 1994-1997

Research Interests
• Civil Justice Systems: procedural and funding systems
• Multi-Party Actions (class actions and representative/collective actions)
• EU Regulation of Products
• Healthcare law
• Product liability
• Consumer law

Current Projects
• Head of the CMS Research Programme on Civil Justice Systems, CSLS, Oxford
• Joint Convenor with Professor Deborah Hensler of Stanford University of the Global Project on Class Actions
• Convenor of the European Project on Civil Justice Systems
• Convenor with Professor Stefan Vogenauer, Director of the Institute of International and Comparative Law, Oxford, of the Oxford Comparative Project on litigation funding and costs
• Project with Dr Magdalena Tulibacka of CSLS, Oxford and Dr Deborah Prince of Which? on Alternative Procedures for Dispute Resolution in England & Wales

Teaching Areas
• Product Liability
• Civil Justice systems

Publications
• C Hodges and C Decker, ‘Government-sponsored voluntary regulation’. (Research report being published by the British Retail Consortium, forthcoming).
• N Creutzfeldt and C Hodges, ‘Consumer Dispute Resolution (CDR) in Europe’ Nederlands-Vlaams Tijdschrift voor Mediation en Conflictmanagement (Dutch-Flemish Review for Mediation and Conflict Management), 2014.
• C Hodges, ‘Unlocking Justice and Markets: The Promise of Consumer ADR’ in J Zekoll, M Bälz and I Amelung (ed), Dispute Resolution: Alternatives to Formalization – Formalization of Alternatives? (Brill, 2014).
• C Hodges, ‘Consumer ADR and Appeals’ in A Uzelac and CH van Rhee (eds), Nobody’s Perfect. Essays on Appeals and Other Methods of Recourse against Judicial Decisions in Civil Matters (Intersentia, 2014).
• N Creutzfeldt and C Hodges, ‘Parrallel Tracks in Mass Litigation: Public and Private Responses to the Buncefield Explosion in England’ in D Hensler, C Hodges and I Tzankova (eds), Class Actions in Context: How Economics, Politics and Culture Shape Collective Litigation (Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2014).
• C Hodges, ‘Fast, Effective and Low Cost Redress: How do Public and Private Enforcement and ADR Compare?’ in B Rodger (ed),Competition Law: Comparative Private Enforcement and Collective Redress Across the EU (WoltersKluwer, 2014).
• C Hodges, ‘Consumer Redress: Ideology and Empiricism’ in K Purnhagen and P Rott (eds), Varieties of European Economic Law and Regulation. Festschrift for Hans Micklitz, (Springer, 2014).
• Book, C Hodges and A Stadler (eds), Resolving Mass Disputes. ADR and Settlement of Mass Claims (Edward Elgar, 2013).
• Article, C Hodges, ‘Collective Redress: A Breakthrough or a Damp Sqibb?’ (2013) Journal of Consumer Policy DOI (2014) 37:67–89C Hodges, ‘Case C-168/05, Elisa María Mostraza Claro v. Centro Móvil Milenium SL; Case C-4 0/08, Asturcom Telecomunicationes SL v. Cristina Rodriguez Nogueira’ in E Terryn (eds), Landmark Cases of EU Consumer Law – In Honour of Jules Stuyck (Intersentia, 2013).
• Article, C Hodges, ‘New Modes of Redress for Consumers and Competition Law, (2012) 11/12 Revista de Concorrência e Regulação227-250
• C Hodges, ‘Consumer ADR in Europe’, Zeitschrift für Konfliktmanagement 6/2012, 195-197
• Article, C Hodges and R Money-Kyrle, ‘Safeguards in Collective Actions’ (2012) 19.4 Maastricht Journal of International and Comparative Law 477-504
• Policy Brief, C Hodges and R Money-Kyrle, ‘Safeguards in Collective Actions’, FLJS Policy Brief, at ishttp://www.fljs.org/uploads/documents/Collective-Actions.pdf
• Chapter, C Hodges, ‘New Modes of Redress for Consumers: ADR and Regulation’ in S Camarra Lapuente (ed), La Revisión de las Normas Europeas y Nacionales de Proteccción de los Consumidores (CIVITAS and Thomson Reuters, 2012)
• Article, C Hodges, I Benöhr and N Creutzfeldt-Banda, ‘Consumer-to-Business Dispute Resolution: The Power of CADR’ ERA Forum (2012) 13:199–225, and DOI 10.1007/s12027-012-0263-y
• Book, C Hodges, I Benöhr and N Creutzfeldt-Banda, Consumer ADR in Europe (Hart Publishing, 2012)
• Article, ‘Current discussions on consumer redress: collective redress and ADR’ ERA Forum DOI 10.1007/s12027-011-0245-5
• Report with J Peysner and A Nurse, Litigation Funding. Status and Issues (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford and Lincoln University, 2012), at http://www.csls.ox.ac.uk/documents/ReportLitigationFunding.pdf
• Article, C Hodges, ‘Current discussions on consumer redress: collective redress and ADR’ ERA Forum ERA Forum: Volume 13, Issue 1 (2012), 11-33, also DOI 10.1007/s12027-011-0245-5 (May 2012)
• Article: ‘The European Approach to Justice and Redress’ (2011), 53 Canadian Supreme Court Law Review (2d), 1
• Article: ‘European Competition Enforcement Policy: Integrating Restitution and Behaviour Control. An Integrated Enforcement Policy, Involving Public and Private Enforcement with ADR’ (2011) 34(3) World Competition 383
• Article: ‘A Market Based Competition Enforcement Policy’ in [2011] European Business Law Review 261
• Chapter: ‘Objectives, mechanisms and policy choices in collective enforcement and redress’ in Jenny Steele and Willem H van Boom, Mass Justice (Edward Elgar, 2011).
• Chapter: ‘Public and Private Enforcement: The Practical Implications for Policy Architecture’ in Roger Brownsword, Hans-W Micklitz, Leone Niglia and Steve Weatherill (eds) The Foundations of European Private Law (Hart Publishing, 2011)
• Book: C Hodges, S Vogenauer and M Tulibacka (eds), The Costs and Funding of Civil Litigation: A Comparative Perspective (Hart Publishing, 2010)
• Chapter: ‘Collective Actions’ in P Cane and H Kritzer, The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research (Oxford University Press, 2010)
• Chapter: ‘The Regulation of Medicinal Products and Medical Devices’ in A Grubb, J Laing and J McHale (eds), The Textbook of Medical Law (Oxford University Press, 3rd ed., 2010)
• Article ‘Collective Redress in Europe: The New Model’ (2010) Civil Justice Quarterly 370.
• Chapter “Legal and ethical issues concerning pharmaceutical products” in The Textbook of Pharmaceutical Medicine, ed. Griffin, O’Grady and Wells, (Queen’s University of Belfast Press, 1st ed, 1993; 2nd ed, 1994; with Christine Bendall, 3rd ed, 1998; 5th ed BMJ Books and Blackwell Publishing, 2006); 6th ed 2010
• Edited volume with Deborah Hensler, The Globalisation of Class Actions, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol 66, March 2009, including article ‘What are people trying to do in resolving mass issues, how is it going, and where are we headed?’, 330
• Chapter ‘Collective Actions’ in P. Cane and H. Kritzer (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Studies (Oxford, 2010)
• Article: ‘From Class Actions to Collective Redress’ (2009) CJQ 28: 1, 41-66
• ‘Ensuring a High Level of Business Conduct in the EU’, Regulatory Affairs Journal Devices (2009) 17:1, 13-16
• Article ‘Regulating Risk or Advancing Therapies? Regulation and Sustainability of Medicines in a Cash-limited Economy’ [2008] European Business Law Review 365
• Articles on ‘Product Safety’ and ‘Group Actions’ in P Cane and J Conaghan, The New Oxford Companion to Law (2008)
• Book: The Reform of Class and Representative Actions in European Legal Systems: A New Framework for Collective Redress in Europe(Hart, 2008)
• Article, ‘Encouraging Enterprise and Rebalancing Risk: Implications of Economic Policy for Regulation, Enforcement and Compensation’ [2007] European Business Law Review [2007] 1231
• Article ‘Nordic Compensation Schemes for Drug Injuries’ J Consumer Policy (2006) 29: 143-175
• Case Note: ‘Product Liability: Suppliers, Limitation and Mistake’ (2006) 122 LQR 39 - 398
• Article ‘Competition enforcement, regulation and civil justice: what is the case?’ (2006) CMLR 43: 1-27
• Article ‘Europeanisation of civil justice: trends and issues’ (2006) 1 Civil Justice Quarterly 96-123
• Book European Regulation of Consumer Product Safety (Oxford University Press, 2005)
• Chapter “Approaches to Product Liability in the EU and Member States” in D Fairgrieve (ed), Product Liability in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge UP, 2005)
• Chapter “The Regulation of Medicines and Medical Devices” in I Kennedy and A Grubb (eds), Principles of Medical Law, (Oxford University Press, 2ed, 2004)
• Article ‘Do we need a European Medical Devices Agency?’, Medical Law Review, 12, Autumn 2004, 268-284. Chapter “Directive 1999/44/EC on Sale of Consumer Goods and Consumer Guarantees” in M Kurer and others (eds) Warranties and Disclaimers: Limitation of Liability in Consumer-Related Transactions. (Kluwer and International Bar Association 2002)
• Article “Product Liability of Suppliers: the Notification Trap” European Law Review Issue 6, 2002, 758-764
• Case Note: “Compensating Patients” (2001) 117 LQR 528-532
• Article ‘Multi-Party Actions: A European Approach’, Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law, Vol 11, Spring/Summer 2001, 321-354
• Book Multi-Party Actions (Oxford University Press, 2001)
• Article ‘The Reuse of Medical Devices’, Medical Law Review, 8, Summer 2000, 157-181
• Article “Factors Influencing the Incidence of Multiple Claims” (1999) J Personal Injury Litigation 289-315
• Chapter “European Regulation of Medical Devices” in J O’Grady, I Dodds-Smith, N Walsh and M Spencer (eds.) Medicines, Medical Devices and the Law, (Greenwich Medical Media Limited, 1999); reprinted in J Griffin and J O’Grady, The Regulation of Medical Products (BMJ, 2003); then revised version in The Textbook of Pharmaceutical Medicine, ed. Griffin and O’Grady, (BMJ Books and Blackwell Publishing, 5ed, 2006)
• Article “Development Risks: Unanswered Questions” 1998 MLR 560-570
• Book Product Safety, Joint Editor, with M.L. Tyler and H. Abbott (Sweet & Maxwell, 1995)
• Chapter “Investigating, reporting and pursuing fraud in clinical research: legal aspects and options” in Fraud in clinical research, ed. Wells & Lock, (British Medical Journal, 1st ed, 1993; 2nd ed, 1995)
• Chapters “The Consumer Protection Act 1987” and “Product Safety Regulation” in Product Liability Law and Insurance, ed. Mildred (Lloyd’s of London Press, 1994 and subsequent editions)
• Product Liability: European Laws and Practice, General Editor (Sweet & Maxwell, 1993)
• Chapter: “Harmonisation of European Controls over Research: Ethics Committees, Consent, Compensation and Indemnity” inPharmaceutical Medicine and the Law, Royal College of Physicians of London and The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK, 1991
(August 2014)

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