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Dr Sofia Ellina

Lecturer in Law, Research Student

Sofia Ellina

Bowland North



Research overview

Sofia’s main research interests are in the fields of insolvency law and financial law. She is looking at various jurisdictions such as the UK, Cyprus, Ireland and USA. In particular, she is interested in areas like corporate and business rescue, rescue funding, financing of distressed SMEs, asset-based lending and balancing the interests of stakeholders in times of distress. Sofia is also really interested in using empirical research methodologies like quantitative and qualitative data analysis.

PhD supervision

Sofia is interested in supervising PhD projects in Corporate Insolvency Law, Company Law, Financial Law and Banking Law. She will also consider aspects of Contract Law.


University of Hull - LLB Bachelor of Laws with honours

University of Kent - LLM Master of Laws

Cypriot Bar Exams - Qualified Lawyer in Cyprus and a member of the Cyprus Bar Association

Lancaster University - PhD in Law

Current Teaching

Company Law LLB (convenor)

Corporate Governance in Financial Distress LLB

Insolvency Law LLM


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