As a Senior Lecturer, teaching over a broad portfolio of subjects both to undergraduate and post-graduate students, namely, LLB Tort and Land Law and LPC Business Law. I am also joint module leader for the LLB Tort module. I supervise dissertations / projects from several courses, both undergraduate and post-graduate. I also act as a personal tutor to undergraduate students.
Originally qualified and worked as a solicitor in Manchester for two leading commercial firms.
Left legal practice to join Nottingham Trent, during which time I was instrumental in developing many of the commercial elements of what was then known as the “City LPC”. Left to join the College of Law (now University of Law), assuming roles related to LPC course design.
Returned to Nottingham Trent in order to assume a wider pedagogic role.
The focus of my research is company and insolvency law. I have published several articles in these areas, the most recent considering the status of landlords in the winding up of corporate tenants. I also generate the publications set out below on an annual basis
Several external examinerships held; most recently, external Examiner for the LPC at the University of West of England
ELLIS, J., 2016. Assessing the status of rent in corporate insolvencies - why the Lundy Granite principle may not be written in stone. Insolvency Law Journal, 24 (4), pp. 237-255. ISSN 1039-3293
ELLIS, J., 2015. The continued appointment of corporate directors: an examination of the effect of s. 87 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015. The Company Lawyer, 37. ISSN 0144-1027
ELLIS, J., 2015. Enforcement of intellectual property rights: does delay matter? Journal of Business Law, 4, pp. 334-347. ISSN 0021-9460
SLORACH, J.S. and ELLIS, J., 2015. Business law 2015-2016. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198737667
The law of private companies and their operation and regulation.
The insolvency of private companies.
Course(s) I teach on
Law (Full-time) - LLB (Hons)