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Nigel teaches company law at King's College London. He was formerly a corporate professional support lawyer in the City, and has written extensively on company law issues for a number of years. Areas in which he has a particular interest include directors' duties, corporate decision-making and company constitutions.
Dr John Mellor
Dr John Mellor has specialised in governance since the Cadbury Report on Corporate Governance in 1992. A former international corporate banker with Citigroup, he is Founder of the Foundation for Governance Research and Education (FGRE) and, as Director of Projects, recently directed and co-authored “An Investigation into Stewardship”, published in 2011.
He is the author of “Practical Corporate Governance for Smaller Quoted Companies”, published by Jordan Publishing and due to move into its second edition later in 2012. John is a Visiting Lecturer on Banking Governance on the BPP University College International Banking Law LL.M Programme. He was for nine years a Visiting Professor in Corporate Governance at the University West of England and has close links with other universities.
Nicholas specialises in all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency as well as company law. In 2010 he spent 18 months as a partner in a regional law firm supervising a team of 16 litigators and returned to the bar in 2011. The past 12 months has seen Nicholas very active in the courts representing Administrators, Liquidators, Trustees in Bankruptcy, individuals and directors. He represented clients in the appointment of a special administrator pursuant to the Investment Bank Special Administration Regulations 2011. In a very recent case he represented a liquidator of an insolvent architecture company in relation to a £7.5m claim. Nicholas sits as a Deputy Registrar of the High Court in the Companies Court and Bankruptcy Court. He is a member of the ILA, R3, the Chancery Bar Association and the Western Chancery and Commercial Bar Association. He has recently attracted praise in the various directories being described as a barrister who “picks up issues quickly” is a “real stand-out barrister in the South West” and is “calmness personified”. He is the author of many published articles concerning topical insolvency issues, a co-author of Insolvency and the Enterprise Act 2002 (Jordans), a co-author of Modern Law of Meetings 2013 (Jordans) and a contributor to Gore-Browne on Companies (online)
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