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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.

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

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