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Dr Ben Archer

Former Research Student

Research overview

Broadly speaking, Ben is interested in all matters of corporate insolvency. He is currently exploring issues of a company director's liability for misconduct in insolvency situations. In particular, he is interested in directors' disqualification proceedings (with a focus on empirical studies), as well as directors' duties, CSR, and general director misconduct. 

Thesis Title

'Director Liability In Insolvent Companies'

Thesis Outline

Ben's research will consider the issue of a director's personal liability where a company under their control later becomes insolvent. The focus of Ben's research will be split between an analysis of so-called public enforcement mechanisms, and private enforcement mechanisms. The former being largely concerned with directors' disqualification proceedings, and the latter with matters such as director misfeasance, wrongful trading and fraudulent trading. Ben's research ultimately aims to evaluate the current state of the law on directors liability and critique its effectiveness. 

Supervised By

Professor David Milman

Current Teaching

Ben has taught on a large number of undergraduate core modules, including:


LAW.214 - Equity & Trusts

LAW.106 - Law of Contracts

LAW.102 - Public Law

LAW.103 - Torts Law

Web Links

Twitter: http://twitter.com/benarcher0

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