Viva Success for Member of Centre for Business and Insolvency Law

Research student, Jenny Gant, has been awarded her viva award upon the completion of her doctorate. The research was completed under the supervision from our experts within the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law.

The Centre for Business and Insolvency Law is pleased to announce that Jenny Gant has been awarded her doctorate on the successful conclusion of her viva on 28 June 2016. Jenny was awarded a pass without the need for any amendments.

Jenny undertook her doctoral studies within the Centre under the supervision of Professors David Burdette and Paul Omar from 2012 onwards, submitting her thesis in Spring 2016. She was the recipient of a Vice-Chancellor's Bursary, an award only open to students who completed their Masters studies with distinction, and which enabled her to develop her project on the theme of Rescue before a Fall: An Anglo-French Analysis of the Balance Between Business Rescue and Employment Protection. Her research examined the historical, socio-economic, cultural and specific jurisdictional aspects contributing to the evolution of employment protection regulation and its intersection with the goals of corporate rescue in the United Kingdom and France.

Jenny's research also attempted to provide an understanding of how the two systems developed different trajectories with view to understanding the obstacles within the European Union that could affect the alignment or coordination of employment protection rules across the member states. Apart from publications arising from her project, Jenny’s research has also received acknowledgment through her being the first recipient of INSOL International's Ian Strang Founders Award, a prestigious international insolvency prize, for a paper titled Studies in Convergence? Post-Crisis Effects on Corporate Rescue and the Influence of Social Policy: The EU and the USA. In September 2015, Jenny joined the Nottingham Law School as a Lecturer, where she teaches modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level: Employment Law (LLB) and Comparative Corporate Rescue (LLM).

The Centre, which has gained a reputation worldwide for the promotion of research and teaching in insolvency and is committed to fostering critical thinking in insolvency and business matters, particularly among younger scholars, is pleased to be able to congratulate Jenny on her well-deserved success.

Viva Success for Member of Centre for Business and Insolvency Law

Published on 29 June 2016
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