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Robert Goddard

Aston Law

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Robert joined Aston Business School from Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he undertook research towards a Ph.D. in company law which he is currently completing. He holds a first class honours degree in accounting and finance from Brighton University and a master’s degree in commercial law (awarded with commendation) from Bristol University. His research interests are in company law, corporate governance and taxation. His principal publications are within company law. He is also interested in Scots law and has published in the leading Scottish law journals.

At Aston, Robert is Course Director for the Law and Management degree and also for the Law Minor component of the Combined Honours Politics with Law programme. As Director of Legal Studies, Robert oversees the law modules offered within the Business School. He also serves on the Business School’s Research Ethics Committee and in July 2005 he received a HEFCE funded teaching awarded for his contribution to teaching and learning within the Business School.

Robert has taught on a wide variety of courses at Aston (including Employment Law, European Law and Business Law) but he currently teaches on four courses: the postgraduate module Law of Investment Regulation (which he developed, and which is interdisciplinary in focus); and the undergraduate modules Company Law, Corporate Governance and Taxation. He also contributes to the postgraduate Business Ethics module on the MBA programme.

Away from the law, Robert is a member of the Thomas Hardy Society and the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society. He is interested in banking history and in particular banking mergers and acquisitions in nineteenth century Dorset.

Role: Head of Aston Law
Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone: +44(0)121 204 3108
Email: r.j.goddard@aston.ac.uk
Room: SW 709 B

LLM, Bristol University, 1997. Subject: Commercial Law

BA, University of Brighton, 1995. Subject: Accounting and Finance

Academic

Senior Lecturer, Aston Business School. (June 1, 2009 - Present)

Lecturer, Aston Business School. (2002 - May 30, 2009)

Law Demonstrator, Bournemouth University. (1997 - 1998)

Teaching Assistant, University of Brighton. (1995 - 1996)

  • Postgraduate module Law of Investment Regulation
  • Undergraduate modules Company Law, Corporate Governance and Taxation
  • Contributes to the postgraduate Business Ethics module on the MBA programme
  • Company law
  • Corporate governance
  • Taxation

Refereed Journal Articles

Goddard, R. (2009). Excessive remuneration and the unfair prejudice remedy. Edinburgh Law Review, 517.

Goddard, R. (2008). The unfair prejudice remedy. Edinburgh Law Review, 12, 94-100.

Goddard, R. (2008). Unfair prejudice relief in Jersey. The Jersey and Guernsey Law Review, February, 83-92.

Goddard, R. (2007). Disqualifying the directors of a corporate director: Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v Hall and Nuttall. Company Lawyer, 28(9), 281-282.

Goddard, R., Rogers, H. (2007). Tax law and accounting principles in the House of Lords. Juridical Review, 315-321.

Goddard, R., Rogers, H. (2006). Tax law and accounting principles. Edinburgh Law Review, 10(2), 298-306.

Goddard, R. (2005). Section 394 of the Companies Act and the departing auditor's statement of circumstances. Company Lawyer, 26(10), 312.

Goddard, R. (2005). Section 459 of the Companies Act 1985 and corporate groups. Journal of Business Law, March, 247-252.

Goddard, R. (2005). Section 459-461 of the Companies Act: Exeter City AFC Ltd and Fisher v Cadman. Company Lawyer, 26(8), 251-252.

Goddard, R. (2004). Competing directorships. Company Lawyer, 25(1), 23-24.

Goddard, R. (2004). Leave to act and the disqualified director: Re Hennelly's utilities. Company Lawyer, 25(7), 222-223.

Goddard, R. (2004). The Re Duomatic principle and sections 320-322 of the Companies Act 1985. Journal of Business Law, January, 121-129.

Goddard, R. (2003). Directing under disqualification: leave to act. New Law Journal, 1575-1576.

Goddard, R. (2003). Modernising Company Law: The Government's White Paper. Modern Law Review, 66(3), 402-424.

Goddard, R. (2003). Reasserting the distinctive character of share-holder remedies in Scotland – Wilson v Inverness Retail and Business Park Ltd. Juridical Review, 209-217.

Goddard, R. (2003). Shareholder remedies in Scotland: Anderson v Hogg. The Edinburgh Law Review, 7(1), 93-101.

Sims, V., Goddard, R. (2002). Controlling contractual discretion. Cambridge Law Journal, 61, 268-271.

Goddard, R. (2002). Mercer v Heart of Midlothian plc: Section 312 of the Companies Act 1985. Company Lawyer, 23(1), 23-24.

Goddard, R. (2001). Section 127 of the Insolvency Act (1986) and post-petition banking payments. Company Lawyer, 22(4), 115-116.

Goddard, R. (2001). With reasonable certainty: Section 7(1) of the Bills of Exchange Act (1882) and the collecting banker standard in Scotland. Juridical Review(2), 111-114.

Goddard, R. (2000). Percival v Wright: the end of a remarkable career?. Law Quarterly Review, 116(April), 197-200.

Goddard, R. (2000). Unfair prejudice after O'Neill: A view from Scotland. Company Lawyer, 21(8), 254-257.

Goddard, R. (1999). Enforcing the hypothetical bargain: Sections 459-461 of the Companies Act (1985). Company Lawyer, 20(3), 66-79.

Goddard, R. (1999). Re legal costs negotiators: an oppressed majority?. Company Lawyer, 20(7), 241-242.

Goddard, R., Copp, S. (1998). Corporate governance pronciples on trial. Company Lawyer, 19(9), 277-279.

Goddard, R. (1985). Taming the unfair prejudice remedy: Sections 459-461 of the Companies Act (1985) in the House of Lords. Cambridge Law Journal, 58(3), 487-490.

Book Chapters

Goddard, R. (2011). Political Donations. Annotated Companies Legislation. Oxford University Press.

Goddard, R. (2011). The Company's Capacity. Annotated Companies Legislation. Oxford University Press.

Goddard, R. (2009). Chapter 14. Annotated Companies Act (2009).

Goddard, R. (2009). Chapter 4. Annotated Companies Act (2009).

Goddard, R. (2007). Modernising Company Law. International Themes in Business Law. London: Sage.

Practioner Publications

Goddard, R. (2005). Original music works and English copyright law. Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (4th ed., vol. 10, pp. 3-5).

Goddard, R. (2004). Taxation wholly and exclusively. Legal Executive Journal (pp. 14-15).

Goddard, R. (2003). Directing under disqualification. New Law Journal (7101st ed., vol. 153, pp. 1575-1576).

Goddard, R. (2002). Taxation of intellectual property: the new regime for companies. Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (4th ed., vol. 7, pp. 3-5).

Goddard, R. (2002). Duties and discretions in banking law. Legal Executive Journal (pp. 32-33).

Goddard, R. (2001). Banking law: the Greenwood duty revisited. New Law Journal (6990th ed., vol. 151, pp. 958-959).

Goddard, R. (2001). Defining "property" in insolvency proceedings. New Law Journal (6996th ed., vol. 151, pp. 1219-1220).

Goddard, R. (2001). Modern company law for a competitive economy. Legal Executive Journal (pp. 18-19).

Goddard, R. (2001). Section 312 of the Companies Act (1985). Scots Law Times (27th ed., pp. 239-240).

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