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Sandra Frisby

Associate Professor and Reader in Company and Commercial Law, Faculty of Social Sciences


Expertise Summary

Sandra Frisby read law at the University of Nottingham and completed her Ph.D. thesis in December 2000 on the Law and Practice of Contractual Receivership. She took up her position of Lecturer in September 1999. Her research interests include Corporate Insolvency Law, Company Law and Property Law in general. Her interests lie in the field of commercial law, and in particular in corporate insolvency and company law. She is also interested in property law. Her current research activities include investigations into the legal responses to the corporate rescue ideology and the impact of insolvency on corporate employees.

Research Summary

Corporate Insolvency Law, Company Law, Commercial Law, Real and Personal Property Law.

Recent Publications

PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising students who want to work on the (broadly defined) following areas:

  • Corporate Insolvency Law and Practice
  • Corporate Law
  • Property Law

Information about the School of Law PhD programme and how to apply can be found here:

Information about scholarships can be found here:

I am happy to discuss potential research proposals, so please e-mail me.

Current PhD Students

  • Sue Morgan (Rescuing Companies or their Creditors: What is the role of the CVA procedure as part of the Rescue Culture?) (co-supervised with Professor Irit Mevorach)
  • Michelle Staggs Kelsall (Human Rights, Incorporated? Business & Human Rights in the Global Economy) (co-supervised with Professor Mary Footer)
  • Ewa Kruzweska (Regulation of Hostile Takeovers in the US, UK and China: Comparative Analysis and Reform Recommendations for China) (co-supervised with Ping Wang) ​​​​​

Recent PhD Students

  • VAN DER EIJK, C. and FRISBY, S., 2013. Report on the pilot assessment of the performance of insolvency office holders European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
  • 2012. Receivers. In: Receivers: Halsbury's Laws Lexis Nexis. (In Press.)
  • FRISBY, S., 2011. Insolvency law and insolvency practice: principles and pragmatism diverge? Current Legal Problems. 64(1), 349-397
  • 2011. Rescue Mission Estates Gazette. 1133, 56-58
  • STEPEHEN GIRVIN, ALASTAIR HUDSON AND SANDRA FRISBY, 2010. Charlesworth's Company Law 18th Edition. Sweet & Maxwell. (In Press.)
  • VARIOUS, 2009. In: Palmer’s Company Law Annotated Guide to the Companies Act 2006 2nd Edition. Sweet & Maxwell.
  • FRISBY, S. and DAVIS-WHITE, M., 2009. Kerr and Hunter on receivers and administrators 19th. Sweet & Maxwell.
  • FRISBY, S., 2009. The Effect of the Enterprise Act 2002: Empirical Research into Corporate Insolvency. VOL 11, 45-66
  • 2009. Pre-Packs, Progress, Pragmatism, and Propriety: a View from the United Kingdom. In: E BRUCE LEONARD, ed., Norton Annual Review of International Insolvency West Group.
  • SANDRA FRISBY AND MICHAEL JONES, 2009. National Report for England and Wales. In: University Project For the Elaboration of a European Civil Code: The Transfer of Movable Property Volume 2. Selliers European Law Publishers.
  • FRISBY, S., 2009. Balancing interests in administration: contributions from the court and the coalface. VOL 24(NUMB 4), 198-201
  • FRISBY, S., 2009. The second-chance culture and beyond: some observations on the pre-pack contribution. VOL 3(NUMB 3), 242-247
  • FRISBY, S., 2007. A preliminary analysis of pre-packaged administrations Association of Business Recovery Professionals. Available at: <>
  • FRISBY, S, 2007. Interim Report on Returns to Creditors from Pre- and Post-Enterprise Act Procedures Insolvency Service. Available at: <>
  • FRISBY, S.M., 2006. Report on insolvency outcomes The Insolvency Service. Available at: <>
  • FRISBY, S.M., 2005. Charlesworth's Company Law. In: Charlesworth's Company Law 17th. Sweet & Maxwell Ltd, London, UK.
  • FRISBY, S., 2004. In search of a rescue regime: The Enterprise Act 2002 Modern Law Review. 67(2), 247-272
  • FRISBY, S.M., 2003. Cross-border insolvency and vulnerable transactions. In: ARMOUR, J, and BENNETT, H., eds., Vulnerable transactions in corporate insolvency Oxford: Hart Publishing. 427-475
  • FRISBY,S.M., 2002. Review of M. Bridge and R. Stevens, Cross-border Security and Insolvency (Oxford: OUP)(2001) Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. 588-590
  • FRISBY,S.M., 2002. The Flawed Site Saga: Cosslett in the House of Lords Insolvency Lawyer. 4, 137-141
  • ARMOUR, J. and FRISBY, S., 2001. Rethinking receivership Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. 21(1), 73-102
  • FRISBY, S., 2000. Making a Silk Purse out of a Pig's Ear - Melforth v Blake & Ors Modern Law Review. VOL 63(PART 3), 413-423
  • FRISBY, S., 2000. David Pollard, Corporate Insolvency: Employment and Pension Rights Company Financial and Insolvency Law Review. PART 3, 370-371
  • FRISBY, S., 2000. TUPE or not TUPE? Employee protection, corporate rescue and "one unholy mess" Company Financial and Insolvency Law Review. PART 3, 249-271
  • FRISBY, S.M., 1999. Rethinking Receivership In: Unknown.
  • FRISBY, S., 1999. Receivers and the Companies Act 1985, s 320: A Very Real Agency Company Financial and Insolvency Law Review. VOL 3(NUMBER 1), 143-149

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