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Durham Law School

Staff Profiles

Mr Henry Skudra


Henry graduated in July 2010 from the University of Durham with an LL.B. (Upper Second Class Honours). He returned to Durham Law School in October when he began reading for his Master of Jurisprudence (M.Jur.) as a postgraduate research student.

Current Research

Under the supervision of Mr. Chris Riley and Professor Christian Witting, Henry is researching fraudulent trading and corporate fraud under both the Insolvency Act 1986 and Companies Act 2006.

Both Acts, whilst prima facie prohibiting the same behaviour, are enforced in civil and criminal actions respectively. The Insolvency Act provides creditors with a crucial tool in lifting the corporate veil and the Companies Act criminalises and thus arguably deters the proscribed behaviour.

Henry's research examines the interplay between the two provisions as well as their effectiveness in fraud prevention and asset recovery. The enforcement of the sections will also be examined in the context of wider regulation of directors' behaviour and the effectiveness of civil and criminal procedure in such cases.

Research Interests

  • Fraud
  • Financial Crime
  • Corporate Law
  • Insolvency Law

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