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Elin Nia Williams

Lecturer in FinTech Law

Law and Criminal Justice

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Department: Law and Criminal Justice

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Elin Williams is a Lecturer in FinTech Law in the School of Law, Criminology and Policing, specialising in the law of financial crime and technology. Prior to this, she served as an Associate Tutor in Law (Edge Hill University) and University Teacher in Law (University of Liverpool). Elin has also worked in Widening Participation and Outreach as part of ‘Pathways to Law’, a programme which supports disadvantaged young people in accessing higher education and graduate careers.

Elin is currently completing a PhD on the challenges of regulating cryptocurrency-enabled money laundering (University of Liverpool). She has presented her research at several institutions, including the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Amsterdam Law and Technology Institute), Liverpool John Moores University (School of Computer Science and Mathematics) and the University of Liverpool (School of Law and Social Justice). More widely, Elin has assisted with the organisation of conferences for the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security (University of Cambridge) and the University of Liverpool.

Elin is a Fellow of the Information Society Law Centre (University of Milan) and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Interests

Commercial and Banking Law, Financial Crime (particularly Money Laundering) as well as Cryptocurrency and Dark Web regulation.



  • LAW4024 Digital Financial Crime.
  • LAW4028 Blockchain, Crypto and Digital Technology.
  • LAW2003/3035 Equity & Trusts.
  • LAW2002 Criminal Law.


  • LAW4014 Counter Terrorism and Communications Law (Edge Hill University).
  • LAW1001 Legal Methods & Systems (Edge Hill University).
  • LAW1006 Lawyers’ Skills (Edge Hill University).
  • LAW242 Land Law (University of Liverpool).
  • LAW101 English Legal System and Legal Skills (University of Liverpool).