BA (Nottingham Trent), PG Cert (Nottingham Trent), LLM (Leicester), PhD (Leeds)
Telephone: 0116 252 2327
Daniel Attenborough joined the School of Law in September 2007 after completing his PhD at the University of Leeds, where he was also a Graduate Teaching Assistant, teaching Law of Obligations and Jurisprudence. He has also worked for the Legal Services Commission, an organisation that provides information, advice and legal representation to help people get access to justice. At present he teaches Contract Law and convenes Company Law on the LLB. From the 2012/13 to the 2014/15 academic years he is the undergraduate Admissions Tutor for the School of Law.
His principal and current research and teaching interests are in the fields of Corporate and Commercial law, in the broadest sense; he has published widely on directors’ duties, stakeholder rights, comparative company law, and corporate governance theory. Daniel has also peer-reviewed for OUP and a number of journals, including Legal Studies. In 2011 he was awarded the prestigious Best Paper Prize at the Society of Legal Scholars annual conference which was held at Downing College, Cambridge University.
- 'Enforcement of Corporate Conduct under the Equitable Maximisation and Viability Principle' (2013) 33(4) Legal Studies 650-678.
- 'Review: A. Keay, The Enlightened Shareholder Value Principle and Corporate Governance' (2013) 76(5) Modern Law Review 953-956.
- 'The Vacuous Concept of Shareholder Voting Rights' (2013) 14(2) European Business Organization Law Review 147-173.
- 'Giving Purpose to the Corporate Purpose Debate: An Equitable Maximisation and Viability Principle' (2012) 32(1) Legal Studies 4-34 (winner of the Best Paper Prize for the 2011 Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Cambridge University).
- ‘Corporate Governance and the Importance of Societal and Cultural Factors: An Argument Against Calling Time on UK Boardroom Rules’ (2010) 21(4) European Business Law Review 559-572
- 'L’importance des facteurs socioculturels dans la gouvernance : plaidoyer contre l’installation de la structure dualiste au Royaume-Uni' in V. Magnier (ed), La gouvernance des sociétés cotées face à la crise (Lextenso Publishing, 2010) 151-166.
- 'How Directors Should Act When Owing Duties to the Company’s Shareholders: Why We Need to Stop Applying Greenhalgh' (2009) 20(10) International Company and Commerical Law Review 339-346
- 'Recent developments in Australian corporate law and their implications for directors' duties: lessons to be learned from the UK perspective' (2007) 18(9) International Company and Commercial Law Review 312-323.
- 'The Company Law Reform Bill: an analysis of directors' duties and the objective of the company' (2006) 27(6) Company Lawyer 162-169.