Successful Thesis Defence: Fancy Too

Nottingham Law School doctoral student, Fancy Too, has successfully defended her thesis on Kenyan Corporate Insolvency Law.

The Centre for Business and Insolvency Law is pleased to announce that Fancy Too successfully defended her thesis in a viva on 7 January 2016 before Professors Peter Walton (Wolverhampton) and Paul Omar (NLS).

Fancy's thesis was titled A Comparative Analysis of Corporate Insolvency Law: Which is the Best Option for Kenya? Her research, carried out under the supervision of professors Rebecca Parry and David Burdette, was aimed at establishing the needs for a new statutory framework for insolvency in Kenya, where the law has not been updated for some time.

The work first explores the rationale for insolvency law and what theories lie behind the design of insolvency systems. It then analyses the experience of the development of formal and informal frameworks available in insolvency, using the United Kingdom as an example because of the close relationship between the laws of both jurisdictions. The work then examines the reform initiative that took place from 2008 onwards and provides an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the proposals. Overall, the thesis makes recommendations for further considerations to be addressed as part of any future reform initiative.

The centre, which has gained a reputation worldwide for the promotion of research and teaching in insolvency, has a mission to reach out to academics, practitioners and the judicial community in Africa. It has had a number of doctoral students from the continent successfully complete their research programmes, including Fancy.

Her research, together with that of others continuing within the Centre, demonstrates the breadth and depth of the centre's commitment to foster critical thinking in insolvency and business matters, particularly among younger scholars from emerging and developing economies.

Successful Thesis Defence: Fancy Too

Published on 7 January 2016
  • Category: Research; Nottingham Law School

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