Colin Moore

Essex Law School
 Colin Moore
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    +44 (0) 1206 876351

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    5S.4.17, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Wednesdays 10-12



Colin joined the School of Law at Essex as a Lecturer in Law in 2018, having previously held an Associate Lecturer post at the University of Kent, between 2003 and 2018. Colin's research interests are historical in relation to crime history, and contemporaneous in relation to both corporate and fiduciary law. Colin's primary research area focuses on corporate governance using doctrinal, social theory, as well as law and economics methodologies. He has a particular interest in the application of systems theory and cybernetics to questions of corporate governance, as well as fiduciary law and theory. Colin's secondary research area is historical and focuses on the early twentieth century generally, with crime and policing in the inter-war years being the specific focus. He has a further specific interest in the history of women police. Colin is happy to supervise PhD students in the areas of corporate law, fiduciary law, law and social theory, crime and/or policing history, and women's legal history. Please contact Colin via email in the first instance.


University of Essex

  • Lecturer in Law, School of Law, University of Essex (9/2018 - present)

Other academic

  • Associate Lecturer, Kent Law School, University of Kent (9/2003 - 8/2018)

Research and professional activities

Conferences and presentations

The First Women Police

SLSA Conference 2019, Leeds, United Kingdom, 29/3/2019

Cut the Bullshit! Legitimate Expectations Between the Corporation and Stakeholders

SLSA Conference 2019, Leeds, United Kingdom, 27/3/2019

Policemen as Criminal Prosecutors during the Inter-War Years: Practical and Procedural Issues, Middle Class Motoring Offenders, and Austerity

SLSA Annual Conference 2018, Bristol, United Kingdom, 3/2018

Criminal Prosecutions in the Inter-War Years – Practical, Procedural, and Legal Questions

SLS Annual Conference 2017, Dublin, Ireland, 9/2017

Police Reform and Modernisation in the Inter-War Years

SLSA Annual Conference, 2017, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 3/2017

Police Reform and Modernisation in the Inter-War Years

British Crime Historians 5, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 9/2016

Company Directors as Fiduciaries - Practical and Theoretical Challenges

Invited presentation, Law and Society Association. Annual Conference 2016, New Orleans, United States, 6/2016

Private Corporations and the Preservation of Cultural Heritage: Harnessing the Power of Corporate Social Responsibility

SLSA, Annual Conference 2016, Lancaster, United Kingdom, 3/2016

Let’s Give Corporate Social Responsibility Some Teeth: Stakeholders, Derivative Claims and Unfair Prejudice

SLS Annual Conference, 2015, York, United Kingdom, 9/2015

Corporate Culture Vultures: Art, Culture and Heritage Goals for Limited Companies

SLSA Annual Conference, 2015, Coventry, United Kingdom, 3/2015

Obligations in the Shade: The Application of Fiduciary Directors’ Duties to Shadow Directors

SLS Annual Conference, 2014, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 9/2014

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Company Law (LW225)

  • Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice: Law, Policy and Practice (LW349)


Journal articles (2)

Moore, CR., (2016). Obligations in the shade: the application of fiduciary directors' duties to shadow directors. Legal Studies. 36 (02), 326-353

Moore, CR. and Rubin, G., (2014). Civilian Detective Doctrine in the 1930s and its Transmission to the Military Police in 1940-42. Law, Crime & History. 4 (3)

Book chapters (2)

Rubin, G. and Moore, CR., (2018). Emergency Legal Powers in Britain in World War One: “Corporatist” Law or a Government that “Bluffed with Confidence”?. In: La Grande Guerre et son droit. Editors: Deroussin, D., . LGDJ. 323- 360. 978-2-275-06052-1

Moore, C., (2018). Committee on the Employment of Women on Police Duties, 1920. In: Women's Legal Landmarks Celebrating the history of women and law in the UK and Ireland. Bloomsbury Publishing. 1782259783. 9781782259787

Reports and Papers (3)

Moore, C., Corporate Social Responsibility, Legitimate Expectations, and Systems-Theory

Moore, CR., Social and Legal Barriers to a Socially-Focussed Corporate Purpose: A Luhmannian Systems Analysis

Moore, CR., A New Social Corporate Purpose: Stakeholders, Legitimate Expectations and Unfair Prejudice

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5S.4.17, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Wednesdays 10-12

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