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Henry Hillman

Henry Hillman


Areas of interest

  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Financial Crime
  • Money Laundering
  • Banking Regulation
  • Financial Crisis

Postgraduate supervision

Henry welcomes PhD proposals relating to financial crime and cryptocurrencies.


Henry currently teaches the following modules on the LL.B programme:

  • Banking Law
  • Contract Law


Henry joined the School of Law as a lecturer in January 2022, joining from the University of the West of England.

His doctorate analysed the money laundering threats posed by cryptocurrencies, critiquing the responses of the US, Australia, and the UK. It made proposals for incorporating cryptocurrencies into the perimeter of financial regulation. Since submitting my thesis, he secured funding to investigate money laundering within the Bitcoin blockchain.

Academic qualifications


Professional bodies/affiliations

Fellow, Higher Education Academy (2020-)


  • Chambers-Jones, C and Hillman, H. Financial Crime and Gambling in a Virtual World (Edward Elgar2014)

Invited Contributions

  • Hillman, H. ‘Are the current laws and potential enforcement measures effective in achieving the accountability of bank directors for their actions, or the actions of the banks they manage? A comparison of UK and US approaches’ in Ryder, N., Turksen, U. and Hassler, S., eds. Fighting Financial Crime in the Global Economic Crisis: Policy, Trends and Sanctions. (Routledge Cavendish 2014).
  • Hillman, H., ‘Initial Coin Offerings: Financial Innovation or Scam’ in Lui, A. and Ryder, N., ‘FinTech, AI and the Law’ (Routledge 2021). 


  • Morey, Y., Eadie, D.; Purves, R., Hooper, L., Gillian, R., Warren, S., Hillman, H., Vohra, J., Hastings, G., Tapp, A. (2017). Youth engagement with alcohol brands in the UK. Available from
  • Hillman, H., Hooper, C., Kim-Kwang, R.C., ‘Online child exploitation: Challenges and future research directions’ (2014) 30(6) CLS Rev 687. 
  • Hillman, H., ‘A Drop in the Ocean: Why Record Breaking Fines are Ineffective’(2013) 6(4) Int J of Liability and Scientific Enquiry 222.  
  • Hillman, H., ‘Showing they care, but about what? Does Corporate Social Responsibility Show Companies have a Nice Side or that they are Merely Adapting to Suit their Environment?’ (2013) 6(1/2/3) Int J of Liability and Scientific Enquiry 155.  
  • Hillman, H., ‘The Carrot or the Stick: Finding a Balance in the Regulatory Conundrum’ (2013) 16(4) FRI 3.  
  • Hillman, H., ‘Half the Bank, Half the Risk, Part 2: The United Kingdom’ (2012) Bus.L.Rev 33(1), 2-11.  
  • Hillman, H., ‘Half the Bank, Half the Risk, Part 1: The United States’ (2011) Bus.L.Rev 32(12), 318-329. 

Conference Papers

  • Hillman, H, ‘Initial Coin Offerings: Financial Innovation or Scam’ (20th June 2019). FinTech, AI and the Law Conference, Liverpool John Moores University.
  • Hillman, H., ‘Applying money laundering reporting requirements to virtual currencies: Syntax error’ (12th May 2017) Sussex Crime Research Centre Annual Graduate Conference, University of Sussex.  
  • Hillman, H., ‘Are Virtual Currencies Actually Currencies? If Not, What Are They?’ (1st April 2015) Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Warwick.


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