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Dr Colin King

Post:Reader (Law)
Location:FREEMAN CENTRE F34
Email:Colin.King@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:2923
UK:01273 872923
International:+44 1273 872923
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Biography

Colin is Reader in Law. In 2016, he co-founded the Sussex Crime Research Centre (with Dr John Child) and is co-Director of the Centre.

In March 2016, Colin gave oral evidence at the Home Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into the Proceeds of Crime Act. He is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College (2015-) and on the editorial board of the Lloyds Law Reports: Financial Crime (2015-).

From 2014 to 2017, Colin was an Academic Fellow at the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

He has recently completed two books: The Handbook of Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law (Colin King, Clive Walker, and Jimmy Gurulé, eds, 2018) and Negotiated Justice and Corporate Crime: The Legitimacy of Civil Recovery and Deferred Prosecution Agreements (Colin King and Nicholas Lord, 2018).

Colin is currently working on the following projects:

  1. A comparative analysis of civil recovery in Ireland and the UK to be published as a book by OUP in 2019.
  2. A British Academy funded project entitled ‘Corruption, Dirty Capital, and the London Property Market’ (with Liz David-Barrett and Dan Hough (both politics) and Ilaria Zavoli (law)).
  3. An AHRC Leadership Fellowship for empirical research on civil recovery law and practice.

 

Colin was P.I. on an AHRC-funded research network (2014-16) entitled ‘Dirty Assets: Experiences, reflections, and lessons learnt from a decade of legislation on criminal money laundering and terrorism financing’ (co-Investigator: Prof. Clive Walker).

In 2013, Colin acted as National Expert (Ireland) for a study commissioned by the European Commission, entitled: ‘Study on paving the way for future policy initiatives in the field of the fight against organised crime – effectiveness of specific criminal law measures targeting organised crime’.

In 2011, Colin was a Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Criminology, University of Sydney. That year, he also acted as a consultant to an independent review of unexplained wealth orders commissioned by the US National Institute of Justice.

 

His teaching is in the areas of: Law of Evidence; Criminal Evidence and Process; Financial Crime; Criminal Law; Corporate Law; and Financial Law and Regulation.

His administrative roles have included: co-Director of the Crime Research Centre; Academic Lead, Research Funding (Domestic); Member of the School Research Committee; and Academic Lead for both the Sussex Salon Series and the Sussex Justice Project.

 

Colin joined the University of Sussex in January 2015. Prior to that, he was Lecturer in Law at the University of Manchester (2012 - 2015), Lecturer in Criminal Law and Evidence at the University of Leeds (2009 - 2012) and Director of the University of Leeds Innocence Project.

 

To see some of his publications, see Colin's Academia.edu page: http://sussex.academia.edu/ColinKing or his SSRN page: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=2089341

 

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS (selected) 

Book:

"Negotiated Justice and Corporate Crime: The Legitimacy of Civil Recovery and Deferred Prosecution Agreements" (Colin King & Nicholas Lord, 2018). 

  

Edited Collection:

The Handbook of Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law” (Colin King, Clive Walker, and Jimmy Gurulé, eds) (Palgrave, 2018). 

Dirty Assets: Emerging Issues in the Regulation of Criminal and Terrorist Assets” (Colin King and Clive Walker, eds) (Ashgate, Farnham, 2014) (Law, Justice and Power Series. Series Editor: Austin Sarat). 

  

Articles/ Book Chapters

"Negotiating Non-Contention: Civil Recovery and Deferred Prosecution in Response to Transnational Corporate Bribery” (with Dr Nicholas Lord) in L. Campbell and N. Lord (eds), Corruption in Commercial Enterprise: Law, Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2018) pp.234-256. 

"The Difficulties of Belief Evidence and Anonymity in Practice – Challenges for Asset Recovery” in The Handbook of Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law (Palgrave, 2018, 10,863 words).

Expediency, Legitimacy, and the Rule of Law: A Systems Perspective on Civil/ Criminal Procedural Hybrids” (with Dr Jen Hendry) (2017)11(4) Criminal Law and Philosophy 733-757.

“Civil Forfeiture in Ireland – Two Decades of the Proceeds of Crime Act and the Criminal Assets Bureau” In K. Ligeti and M. Simonato (eds), Chasing Criminal Money in the EU (Hart Publishing, 2017) pp.77-99.  

“The Georgian non-conviction based approach to seizing proceeds of corruption receives judicial imprimatur from the ECtHR – Gogitidze v Georgia” (2016) Lloyds Law Reports: Financial Crime 427-431.

“Insider Dealing and Criminal Benefit: A Question of Proportionality?” (2015) 9 Lloyds Law Reports: Financial Crime 651-654.

Counter Terrorism Financing: A redundant fragmentation?” (with Prof. Clive Walker) (2015) 6(3) New Journal of European Criminal Law 372-395.

How Far Is Too Far? Theorising Non Conviction Based Asset Forfeiture” (with Dr Jen Hendry) (2015) 11(4) International Journal of Law in Context 398-411.

“Legal Responses to Organised Crime in Ireland: Erosion of Due Process Values” ( in Petrus van Duyne et al (eds) The relativity of wrongdoing: Corruption, organised crime, fraud and money laundering in perspective (Wolf Legal Publishers, Nijmegen, 2015) pp.105-126. 

“Fang and Tantular v HM Attorney General – whether assets of a discretionary trust are ‘realisable property’ of a discretionary beneficiary for the purposes of a Jersey restraint order (saisie judiciaire)” (2015) 3 Lloyds Law Reports: Financial Crime 191-193.

“Belief Evidence and Informer Privilege: Revisited in Strasbourg” (2014) 18(4) International Journal of Evidence and Proof 340-352.

Civil Forfeiture and Article 6 of the ECHR: Due Process Implications for England and Wales and Ireland” (2014) 34(3) Legal Studies 371-394.

“‘Hitting Back’ at Organised Crime: The Adoption of Civil Forfeiture in Ireland” in King and Walker (eds) Dirty Assets: Emerging Issues in the Regulation of Criminal and Terrorist Assets (Ashgate, Farnham, 2014) pp.141-164.

“Emerging Issues in the Regulation of Criminal and Terrorist Assets” (with Prof. Clive Walker) in King and Walker (eds) Dirty Assets: Emerging Issues in the Regulation of Criminal and Terrorist Assets (Ashgate, Farnham, 2014) pp.3-23.

The Seizure of Illicit Assets: Patterns of Civil Forfeiture in Canada and Ireland” (with Dr Michelle Gallant) (2013) 42 Common Law World Review 91-109.

The disruption of crime in Scotland through non-conviction based asset forfeiture” (with Martin Collins) (2013) 16(4) Journal of Money Laundering Control 379-388.

“The National Crime Agency” (2013) 16(4) Journal of Money Laundering Control 288-289.

“Follow The Money Trail: ‘Civil’ Forfeiture of ‘Criminal’ Assets in Ireland” in Petrus van Duyne et al (eds) Human Dimensions in Organised Crime, Money Laundering, and Corruption (Wolf Legal Publishers, Nijmegen, 2013) pp.265-291.

Using Civil Processes In Pursuit of Criminal Law Objectives: A Case Study of Non-Conviction Based Asset Forfeiture” (2012) 16(4) International Journal of Evidence and Proof 337-363.

“Measuring the Level of Crime” (2008) 18(3) Irish Criminal Law Journal 62-69.

“The Right to a Fair Trial vs The Claim of Privilege” (2007) 17(1) Irish Criminal Law Journal 17-23.