To all those reading this I am David Gibbs; I am a Lecturer in Company and Commercial Law at the University of Hertfordshire.

I created this blog as a general out-let of ideas for my research, as well as keeping those interested up-to-date on my research and general interests.

I completed my PhD thesis at the University of East Anglia in 2014. The thesis was recommended for the award of PhD with no corrections. My external examiner was Prof. Simon Deakin (Cambridge) and internal examiner was Prof. Morten Hviid.
My PhD research centred on directors' duties and company law. The thesis was titled 'Non-Executive Self-Interest: Fiduciary Duties and Corporate Governance'. It was a doctrinal and empirical study on whether self-interest was suitably controlled amongst non-executive directors.

My supervisors were Prof. Mathias Siems, Prof. Duncan Sheehan, Dr. Sara Connolly and Dr. Rob Heywood

All opinions of any existing or future blogpost are my own. They do not necessarily represent the views of any of my associated institutions.
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Thursday, 30 September 2010

Company Law Publications

I recently completed two papers on the new statutory derivative claim. I am pleased to announce that both are going to be published in a leading company law journal known as the Company Lawyer in Feburary and March 2011.

The first paper is titled The Statutory Derivative Claim: A Prima Facie Case and the Mandatory Bar, which will be published in Feburary. In March the paper 'The Statutory Derivative Claim: The Second Stage and CSR' will be published.

The papers are a case based analysis from the first six English derivative claims brought before the courts.

Interesting discoveries have been made including the courts approach to Corporate Social Responsibility in a derivative claims context, elements relating to the need to establish a prima facie case, what exactly is a hypothetical director, and the standard of proof required for a claim to be allowed.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Case Study

The University of Derby contacted me the other day asking to do a case study on my time at University and what I am doing now.

It has just been published on their website.

Having this sort of advertisement or publicity for the University appears to me very beneficial, especially other case studies that have been done in video format. It caters to the needs of all potential students when they are assessing which University to attend and which course to undertake. Having a clear message from previous students about what life is like on the course given to them in a variety of manners can only have a positive effect on recruitment.

I am in the process of writing a slightly lengthier blog on my work regarding my research on a fiduciary's duty of loyalty and the debate surrounding the no-profit and no-conflict rules. WATCH THIS SPACE.