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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Sunday, 8 December 2013

Thesis: A wordle


Now my thesis is typed up I thought a wordle would be a good way to sum it up.

Unsurprisingly, to me at least, the common words appearing are company, director, non-executive and fiduciary. The last word fiduciary links with the most popular case cited of Bristol and West Building Society v Mothew [1998] Ch. 1.

I look forward to submitting this now! 

Friday, 6 December 2013

New publication

I have recently had published my book review of two key textbooks on company law. The review can be found via the following citation:

D Gibbs, 'David Kershaw, Company Law in Context: Text and Materials' (2013) 47(3) The Law Teacher 433

The review covers Kershaw's textbook as well as the 29th Edition of Mayson French and Ryan's (links to 30th edition) textbook on company law.