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Christopher Ratcliffe

Christopher Ratcliffe


Nottingham Law School

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Chris Ratcliffe is a Lecturer in Law at Nottingham Law School. Chris is a qualified solicitor with higher court advocacy rights (civil). He is one of the course leaders on the Legal Practice Course (LPC), the Solicitors Qualifying Examination 1 Preparation Course (SQE1) and the SRA Higher Rights of Audience Course (SRA HRA). He is currently joint module leader of the conduct and regulation modules on the LPC and SQE. Chris teaches conduct and regulation on the LPC and SQE, evidence and advocacy on the SRA HRA, tort law on the postgraduate diploma in law and civil advocacy on the Barrister’s Training Course.

Career overview

Chris read Economics at Nottingham Trent University before studying the Postgraduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course, passing both with distinction.

Chris qualified as a solicitor in April 2004. In practice he specialised in contentious, complex, and high value civil litigation with an emphasis on group actions and held the role of Compliance Officer for the Legal Practice (COLP) from 2012 until March 2021 when he joined Nottingham Law School. He has higher court advocacy rights (Civil).

Chris also has experience of public inquiry work, recovery for psychiatric injury and legal costs litigation.


Christopher R Ratcliffe, ‘Put to Proof: How Inquiry Reports may help Abuse Victims’ (2021) May S.J. 25

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