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Chris Hodges awarded OBE

15 January 2021

Professor Chris Hodges (1972) has been awarded an OBE in the 2021 New Year Honours list for services to business and law.

The award recognises many years researching regulatory and dispute resolution systems, and working with officials, judges, ombuds, businesses, consumers and others on reforms aimed at producing outcomes and systems that are ethical, fair, safe, effective and cooperative. He has links with governments across the globe through running the International Network for Delivery of Regulation.

Chris, Supernumerary Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford, is Professor of Justice Systems, and head of the Swiss Re Research Programme on Civil Justice Systems, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. Former Roles in professional practice include 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); partner in international law firm CMS (1990-2004); Fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies (2000); and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (2009).

Chris has written several published books including Law and Corporate Behaviour, Ethical Business Practice and Regulation and Delivering Collective Redress.

On receiving the award Chris said: "I am delighted to have been awarded an OBE in recognition of many years researching and supporting ethical and safe effective solutions in the fields of regulation and dispute resolution."

Congratulations to Chris and to all those recognised in the 2021 New Year Honours List.