Michael Randall

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  • Teaching Fellow, Law
  • United Kingdom

  • Room 329 Lord Hope Building

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Personal Statement

I am the 4th year honours coordinator in the School of Law. I started this role in January 2021, and work with the student cohort to try and remedy common issues and concerns at honours level, whether in dissertation supervision, an issue with a class or general personal circumstances and pastoral care. This builds upon my previous role as the law school's Senior Tutor/Director of Student Welfare from September 2018 - January 2021, with responsibility for organising and delivering an effective pastoral care and wellbeing setup for all undergraduate students in the School of Law. 

I joined Strathclyde Law School in 2016, and was the Course Director for the LLM Law & Finance programme, which ran until September 2019. My teaching commitments at present are at both undergradaute level (English Law of Tort, Banking Law and Finance, Law Film & Popular Culture and Law in the Context of Contemporary Culture) and postgraduate level (Financial Regulation & Compliance and Financial Crime & Sanctions). I also supervise PhD dissertations in financial regulation.

My research interests lie in Financial Law and concern regulating behaviour predominantly in the financial sector through taxation at both national and international level. My PhD thesis concerned the European Commission’s controversial and polarising proposal to introduce a tax on financial transactions occurring within the European Union, using it as a case study to assess legal theories of integration. I have also written in other areas of taxation, including the 'Tampon Tax'.

I active in conducting research into legal education, building on my time as Senior Tutor to work towards enhancing the student experience, my experience of assessment and managing honours dissertations. I also have interests in law and cultural studies and the interactions between law and cultural mediums.

Prior to arriving at Strathclyde in 2016 I completed a Law and French (LLB) (2007-2011) and European Legal Studies LLM (2011-2012) both at Cardiff University, including an Erasmus year at the Université Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France (2009-10) during my undergraduate degree where I completed the 3rd Year French Public Law Licence. I subsequently undertook a PhD at the University of Leeds (2012-2016).

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and am a member of the Association of Law Teachers network of law teachers.


Randall M, 'COVID Challenges and Tomorrow's Lawyers' (2021) 66(5) Journal of the Law Society of Scotland 18-19

Randall M, ‘Brexit and Financial Services: What Comes Next?’ (2018) 22(1) Edinburgh Law Review 149-155

Randall M and Lu L ‘Capping of Bankers’ Bonuses? Case C-507/13 UK v Parliament and Council’ (2015) 42(4) Legal Issues of Economic Integration 383-400

Randall M, ‘Case C-209/13, UK v. Council: Enhanced Cooperation and the FTT’ (2014) 41(4) Legal Issues of Economic Integration 407-418


'Introducing Group Assessment Via Podcast: A Case Study of Law and Film at the University of Strathclyde' Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference 2023, University of Westminster

'Managing Undergraduate Disserations: A Case Study from Strathclyde Law School' Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference 2023, University of Westminster

'Initial Challenges and Reflections on AI in Higher Education in Law' April 2023 Strathclyde Law Blog: https://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/lawschool/blog/initialreflectionsonthechallengesofaiinhighereducationinlaw/

'Tackling Difficult Issues For The Law of Negligence and Rugby: Czernuszka v King' March 2023 Strathclyde Law Blog: https://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/lawschool/blog/tacklingdifficultissuesforthelawofnegligenceandrugbyczernuszkavking/

‘Google Tax Deal Sparks Frustration as UK MPs Struggle With Information Void’ Friday 26 February 2016 on The Conversation UK: https://theconversation.com/google-tax-deal-sparks-frustration-as-uk-mps-struggle-with-information-void-55413

‘The ‘Tampon Tax’: A UK and EU Standstill’ Wednesday 28 October 2015 on EU Law Analysis: http://eulawanalysis.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/the-tampon-tax-uk-and-eu-standstill.html

‘Why It’s So Hard to Lift the Tampon Tax’ Wednesday 28 October 2015 on The Conversation UK: http://theconversation.com/why-its-so-hard-to-lift-the-tampon-tax-49913

‘The EU’s Financial Transaction Tax as an Own Resource’ (Fairtax, ‘Options for EU Tax as Own Resource’, Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna, 19 September 2016) http://www.org.umu.se/fairtax/english/research-groups/wp8/options-for-an-eu-tax-as-an-eu-own-resource/ 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

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  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, PhD in Law, University of Leeds

Award Date: 22 Mar 2019

Master of Laws, European Legal Studies (LLM), University of Cardiff

Award Date: 21 Sept 2012

Bachelor of Laws, Law and French LLB, University of Cardiff

Award Date: 22 Jul 2011


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