Welcome!

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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Monday, 10 June 2013

Research Grant Approved

I recently applied for a research grant through the Social Science, Arts and Humanities Research Institute (SSAHRI). Seven awards were made by the Institute and I am pleased that I was awarded one of the grants. I shall be working on this project from September until July 2014. See here for details of the awards made.

The picture, of course, is some light relief.

Directors' Remuneration Reporting Regulations

A draft of the directors' pay regulations that is due to be laid before Parliament in the next couple of weeks can be found here.

When reading the following should be noted:

- There cannot be any further changes to the regulations, however, they may be required, as a result of the scrutiny process, to make some further drafting changes
- The regulations are still subject to Parliamentary approval

Part 3 is perhaps most welcoming for anyone researching remuneration as it introduces a single total figure for annual director remuneration.