Dr John Wood
Senior Lecturer in Law and Research Degree Tutor
School of Justice
John teaches and writes across a range of company and commercial law subjects within the Law School. With particular expertise in corporate insolvency law, John's scholarship has led to a number of articles published in prestigious journals, as well as presenting research at domestic and international conferences. He is a supervisor of dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as a PhD supervisor in the fields of corporate insolvency law, corporate law, and international corporate governance.
John has published widely in a number of journals, including the Journal of Corporate Law Studies, Journal of Business Law, Northern Ireland Quarterly Review, and Insolvency Intelligence. He is currently working on a monograph entitled: The Interpretation and Value of Corporate Rescue (Edward Elgar Publishing) ,which is scheduled to be completed in June 2021. John is also a Research Degree Tutor within the Law School and is responsible for applications and monitoring PhD students.
John completed his LLB, LLM and PhD at the University of Leeds before joining the School of Law and Social Science as a Lecturer in Law in 2014. Since then John has been promoted to Senior lecturer in Law in 2018 and then Research Degree Tutor in 2019.
- PhD Law, Leeds University, 2013
- LLM Insolvency Law, Leeds University 2007
- LLB (Hons) Leeds University 2006
- The Insolvency Lawyers Association, Academic Forum, Early Academic Competition Winner 2017
- Corporate Rescue
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Insolvency Law Regulation
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
- Ordinary Member of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS)
- INSOL International Academic Special Interest Group
- Younger Academics Network of Insolvency Law (YANIL) of INSOL
- Academic Member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association (ILA)
- External examiner for Nottingham Business School (Business law on undergraduate and postgraduate MBA course) 2020-2024
John's research interest lies in the integration of legal and economic analysis, with particular emphasis on the impact on the real economy of changes in company law, and corporate insolvency law regulation. John has written on a number of current issues that includes Brexit, Insolvency reform, and is currently writing on the impact of COVID19. John undertook a research sabbatical in 2019 to work on his monograph entitled: The Interpretation and Value of Corporate Rescue. This work takes a dualistic approach in examining rescue, starting with rescue theory and perspectives before applying this to how rescue occurs in practice. The monograph argues that rescue is a complex, and often misunderstood process; arguing that the business world has, and continues to, change with rescue needing to be reviewed in a modern context. The book is due to be completed in June 2021 and published by Edward Elgar Publishing.
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- Culture and the Creative Industries Faculty Research Grants, University of Central Lancashire, 2019
- ‘Creative destruction and the need to rethink the value in corporate rescue’, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, UCLan, 3 - 6 September 2019
- ‘The value in corporate rescue’, The 3rd Cross-Border Corporate Insolvency & Commercial Law Research Group Conference, City, University of London, 26 April 2019
- ‘Creative destruction and the need to rethink the value in corporate rescue’, Banking and Finance Stream - SLSA, Leeds, 3 - 4 April 2019
- ‘Insolvency Office Holder Discretion and Judicial Control’, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Queen Mary University of London, 4 - 7 September 2018
- ‘The use of discretion in Insolvency Proceedings’, INSOL Academic Forum, London, 11 -13 July 2018
- 'The use of discretion in Corporate Governance’, Banking and Finance Stream - SLSA, Bristol, 27-29 March 2018
- ‘The interaction between weak insolvency regulations and a dysfunctional corporate governance system: how recession is the game changer to enhanced regulation’, Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, 28 September 2017
- ‘Painting over the cracks: is the UK’s regulatory framework efficient in identifying and deterring opportunistic behaviour within administration?’ The Insolvency Lawyers Association, Academic Forum, London, 31 March 2017.
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