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Adrian Walters

Professor Adrian Walters


Nottingham Law School

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Adrian Walters is a Professor at the Nottingham Law School. In July 2011, he moved to a fractional contract at Nottingham Law School, to allow him to concurrently hold the position of Ralph L. Brill Professor of Law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in the United States. He remains a key member of NTU's Centre for Business and Insolvency Law, which he helped to establish. His research on UK and international insolvency issues contributes directly to the mission and profile of the Centre of Business and Insolvency Law of which he is a founder member. He continues to supervise PhD students and teaches on the Centre's PG Dip International Insolvency programme.

Career overview

Professor Adrian Walters is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and a qualified solicitor. After practising between 1991 and 1994 with the Nottingham law firm, Eking Manning (which later merged with Geldards LLP), he joined NTU in 1994 as a Lecturer in Law, becoming a Reader in Law in 2002 and Geldards LLP Professor of Corporate and Insolvency Law in 2005.


(2012) The Costs and Benefits of Secured Creditor Control in Bankruptcy: Evidence from the UK, Review of Law & Economics, 8:1, 101.

(2010) Bankruptcy Tourism Under the EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings: A View from England and Wales, International Insolvency Review, 19:3, 181.

(2010) Directors' Disqualification and Insolvency Restrictions (Sweet & Maxwell).

(2008) Complaints Handling in the Insolvency Practitioner Profession.