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William Ralston

Senior Lecturer

Department: Northumbria Law School

After graduating from Northumbria in 2000, William qualified as a barrister at 7 Harrington Street Chambers, Liverpool. There he practised as a common law barrister until September 2013 when he joined Northumbria Law School as a Senior Lecturer. William teaches Bar skills on Northumbria's Bar Course (Advocacy and Opinion Writing) and he also teaches Civil Litigation on the Bar Course. He also teaches on the Contract Law, Advocacy, and Law of Outer Space modules on the M Law degree.

In August 2023, William joined Trinity Chambers Newcastle as a door tenant.

William Ralston

Campus Address

Room 308, City Campus East



  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Only a paper moon: The Artemis Accords and future human settlements, Newman, C., Ralston, W. 24 Jan 2023, The Institutions of Extraterrestrial Liberty, Oxford, Oxford University Press
  • Introducing the law games: predicting legal liability and fault in satellite operations, Newman, C., Dinsley, R., Ralston, W. 1 Jun 2021, In: Advances in Space Research

  • Law LLB July 13 2000
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016
  • Called to the Bar Honourable Society of the Inner Temple 2000


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