Chris Umfreville

Lecturer in Law

Aston Business School

Aston Law School

Chris' research focuses on corporate insolvency and corporate rescue. He has contributed to the Graham Review on Pre-Packaged Administrations to the Government in 2014 and also co-authored the report “Company Voluntary Arrangements: Evaluating Success and Failure" for R3 (The Association of Business Recovery Professionals) in 2018. Prior to entering academia, Chris practiced as a solicitor with an international law firm, specialising in insolvency related advice to major UK and international clearing banks and multinational accountancy practices. He is a contributing editor for Palmer's Company Law.

Media Experience

  • Chris has experience of both written and broadcast media, including contributions to numerous BBC outlets.

Areas of expertise

  • Corporate insolvency
  • Administration Pre-packs and CVAs
  • Turnaround and business rescue

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