Christopher Hodges, OBE

Emeritus Professor of Justice Systems

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Wolfson College


Christopher Hodges OBE is Emeritus Professor of Justice Systems, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford. He is a Supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College Oxford. He is Chair of the Regulatory Horizons Council, which advises HM Government (DSIT) on regulation of innovative science and technology; Chair of the Horizon Compensation Advisory Board advising HM Government (DBT) on compensation for Post Office workers; and Chair of the Housing and Property Redress Group, comprising judges, ombudsmen and redress schemes in those sectors. He is co-founder of the International Network for Delivery of Regulation (INDR), and a member of the Commonhold Council, which advises HM Government (DLUHC) on transition to commonhold. He is a Scientific Advisor, Dialogue Through Conflict Foundation (2023-). 


BA (New College Oxford, 1976) MA 1980, PhD (King's College, London, 2004); Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, 1979-2014; 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

Academic Appointments

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; Adviser, ELI (European Law Institute) and UNIDROIT (the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law) joint project “From Transnational Principles to European Rules of Civil Procedure” 2016-; Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, Canberra, 2014; Member of Advisory Board of the Research Centre for the Law and Policy of Global Consumer Protection, Wuhan University, China 2013-; 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-; Visiting Lecturer, University of Surrey, MSc course in Pharmaceutical Medicine, Module on ‘Advanced Law and Ethics’, 1994-1997.

Professor Hodges was awarded the OBE in 2021 for services to business and law.

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; member of the Board of the UK Research Integrity Office (2008-2018). Member of the Examinations Board of the Society of Apothecaries of London (2012-19); Member of the Advisory Board of The Internet Commission (2022-2023); Member of the Rail Ombudsman's Liaison Panel (2019-2023).


C Hodges, Outcome-Based Cooperation. In Communities, Organizations, Regulation, and Dispute Resolution

Outcome-Based Cooperation. In Communities, Organizations, Regulation, and Dispute Resolution