Call for volunteers - Criminal disclosure regimes

Deadline: 29 February 2024

Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) is looking for research volunteers to assist with a report for Spotlight on Corruption, a non-governmental organisation that focuses on shining a light on the UK’s role in corruption at home and abroad.

They have asked us to assist them with their research on criminal disclosure regimes. In particular, we have been asked to undertake comparative research on criminal disclosure in complex fraud and corruption cases across different comparable common law jurisdictions. The aim of this report is to analyse the rules and processes applicable to criminal cases involving large volumes of digital material, to contribute to their Executive Director’s role on an advisory panel contributing to an independent review into the disclosure regime and fraud offence, following the recent collapse of several high-profile prosecutions by the Serious Fraud Office owing to disclosure failure. We will be looking at Canada, the US and Australia as comparative jurisdictions for the report.

We invite research volunteers to contribute to our report. The role is to be undertaken between March and April 2024. Research for this project will require approximately ten hours of your time. 

The position is open to University of Oxford graduate students either with a previous law degree or with previous experience in the subject area.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send your CV to to by the 29th February. Please also mention any specific experience you may have that may be relevant to the subject area and the jurisdictions under study in your e-mail.

Do get in touch with us ( if you have any further queries regarding the project.