Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Liverpool
John’s research interests are insolvency law, bankruptcy history and equity and trusts. He has undertaken funded commissioned research for, inter alia, the Insolvency Service, Grant Thornton, Baker Tilly, KPMG and ICAEW. John is joint author, with John Briggs of 3/4 South Square, of Muir Hunter on Personal Insolvency (looseleaf – Sweet & Maxwell), "the leading textbook on personal bankruptcy" (per Lord Millett, 2015) which was first produced by Lord Justice Vaughan Williams in 1870.
John joined Liverpool Law School in 2016. Following completion of postgraduate work at University College London, John was appointed to his first academic post at Kingston University in 2003. He has also taught in various capacities at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the University of Surrey, the Russian Academy of Justice (part of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation) and Beijing Normal University. John obtained a PGCE in 2004 and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). In 2016 John was appointed as an Academic Associate of Exchange Chambers.
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