Chris joined Aston Law School in August 2017 as a Lecturer in Company Law.
Before this Chris was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton where he was course leader of the Legal Practice Course and LLM Legal Practice Course between 2014-2017. Prior to this Chris was the programme director for the University's LLM programmes in Hong Kong and Mauritius.
Chris researches in the area of corporate insolvency, with a particular focus on corporate rescue. Chris is a contributing editor for Palmer’s Company Law.
Prior to entering academia, Chris practised as a solicitor with an international law firm, specialising in insolvency related advice to major UK and international clearing banks and multinational accountancy practices.
Chris is also interested in careers and employability. In his current and former roles he has been involved in establishing numerous employability initiatives, including a Law Careers Fair and mentoring schemes.
You can follow Chris on Twitter via @ChrisUmfreville
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The main focus of Chris' research is in the field of corporate insolvency, and in particular the administration process and the concept of corporate rescue.
Chris has been involved in externally funded research on behalf of both the Insolvency Service (part of the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) and R3, the trade body of the insolvency profession.
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