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LLM Insolvency Law

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  • Entry requirements
    an upper second honours degree in law, banking, business, or accounting, or non-UK equivalent.
  • Course description

    If you want to ...
    • explore the meaning and consequences of insolvency in today's world
    • examine the options open to insolvents
    • consider the recovery actions office-holders can take, and the possible actions that can address directors' breach of duties
    • investigate the complex legal issues that concern the liquidation process for companies in crisis

    ... then LLM Insolvency Law is the course for you.

    LLM Insolvency Law gives you the opportunity to develop a specialised and detailed knowledge of the law concerning insolvency, including alternatives to liquidation.

    The course will help you examine and apply the complex rules of insolvency law to novel problems, and real-world and hypothetical scenarios.

    You will critically evaluate the legal rules and underlying policies concerning insolvency law, and undertake independent research and construct legal argument in the appropriate form.

    The distinctiveness of the programme lies in its coherent provision of postgraduate level study in the area of insolvency law, an area of growing importance as the city of Leeds develops as a major centre for insolvency practitioners.

    Few Law Schools in the UK at present offer specific courses on Insolvency Law and, as far as we are aware, there are no programmes such as this one currently available in the UK.


    This course has five compulsory modules. You also choose another four optional modules to complete your programme.

    Compulsory modules
    Insolvency Law considers the history of insolvency and explores insolvency in today's world: its meaning and consequences. You investigate the theory, aims, purposes and principles that underpin the law, and examine the options available to insolvents, and the roles of those administering insolvent administrations.

    Advanced Insolvency Law considers recovery actions that office-holders can take in insolvent regimes, and details possible actions against directors for breach of duties.

    International Corporate Rescue provides a detailed understanding of some of the complex legal issues in providing alternatives to liquidation for companies in crisis.

    Research Methods focuses on the mechanics of the research process: how to formulate research questions, design research strategies and generally go about the process of 'researching.'

    Dissertation allows you to tailor your own programme of training and research in consultation with a member of staff drawn from the school's MA/PhD supervisory panel.
    Optional modules
    • International Banking Law: The Regulatory Framework
    • International Banking Law: Capital Markets and Loans
    • International Corporate Governance
    • International Law of Credit and Security
    • International Trade Finance Law
    • Employment Law
    • The International Law of Foreign Investment
    • World Trade Organisation Law
    • International Economic Law

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