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Prof Riz Mokal
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Barrister specialising in insolvency (corporate and personal) and corporate reconstruction, trusts and property, and general commercial law.
Called 1997, Gray's Inn; professor (formerly reader and lecturer) in Laws, University College London (from March 2001); research associate Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge (from January 2003). Publications judicially noted: (1) 'Preference Equals Undervalue' (2006) 22 'Insolvency Law & Practice' 183 (with Look Chan Ho); argument accepted obiter by Lady Justice Smith in Re Sonatacus  EWCA Civ 31; (2) 'Priority as Pathology: The Pari Passu Myth' (2001) 60(3) 'Cambridge Law Journal' 581; several arguments approved and adopted by the majority in the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria in Ansett Australia Holdings Ltd v International Air Transport Association  VSCA 242; (3) 'Charges over Chattels - Issues in the Fixed/Floating Jurisprudence' [2005) 'Company Lawyer' 10-18 (with Stephen Atherton QC); cited by Lord Walker in Re Spectrum Plus Ltd; National Westminster Bank plc v Spectrum Plus Ltd and others  UKHL 41. Other publications of note: (1) 'Corporate Insolvency Law - Theory and Application' (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005); (2) 'The Valuation of Distressed Companies: A Conceptual Framework'  'International Corporate Rescue' 63-68 and 123-131 (with Michael Crystal QC); (3) 'Liquidation Expenses and Floating Charges - The Separate Funds Fallacy'  'Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly' 387-404; reprinted at (2005) 21(2) 'Insolvency Law & Practice' 46-55; (4) contributor to 'Lightman & Moss' (on the duties and liabilities of administrators and of administrative receivers); (5) contributor to 'Totty & Moss' (on company voluntary arrangements); (6) published articles in (along with the journals noted above) 'Oxford Journal of Legal Studies', 'Modern Law Review', 'Singapore Journal of Legal Studies', 'Legal Studies', 'Company', 'Financial and Insolvency Law Review', 'Journal of International Banking and Financial Law', 'Journal of Corporate Law Studies', and 'Current Legal Problems'. Editorial boards: (1) 'International Journal of Law in Context'; (2) 'Current Legal Problems'; (3) 'International Corporate Rescue'.
Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi.
Aitchison College, Lahore; Government College, Lahore (1993 BSc); University College London (1996 LLB); Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford (1998 BCL); University College London (2002 PhD).
Chancery (general); Company; Insolvency and corporate reconstruction