Ben ArcherPhD student
Broadly speaking, Ben is interested in all matters of corporate insolvency. He is currently exploring issues of a company director's liability for misconduct in insolvency situations. In particular, he is interested in directors' disqualification proceedings (with a focus on empirical studies), as well as directors' duties, CSR, and general director misconduct.
'Director Liability In Insolvent Companies'
Ben's research will consider the issue of a director's personal liability where a company under their control later becomes insolvent. The focus of Ben's research will be split between an analysis of so-called public enforcement mechanisms, and private enforcement mechanisms. The former being largely concerned with directors' disqualification proceedings, and the latter with matters such as director misfeasance, wrongful trading and fraudulent trading. Ben's research ultimately aims to evaluate the current state of the law on directors liability and critique its effectiveness.
Professor David Milman
Ben has taught on a large number of undergraduate core modules. For the 2015/16 academic year he is teaching:
LAW.214 - Equity & Trusts
LAW.106 - Law of Contracts
LAW.102 - Public Law
LAW.103 - Torts Law
Company Law and Sustainability: Legal Barriers and Opportunities, edited by Beate Sjåfjell and Benjamin J Richardson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. ISBN: 9781107043275
Archer, B. 06/2016 In: Legal Studies. 36, 2, 7 p.
Directors' disqualification and compensation orders
Archer, B. 09/2015