Dr Katharina Möser

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Birmingham Law School
Associate Professor

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Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Dr Katharina Möser teaches company and contract law. Her research focuses on issues of consumer debt and personal insolvency law. Recent publications critically examine the assumptions of neoclassical economic theory and their influence on the design of legal norms.


  • First State Examination (University of Marburg)
  • Second State Examination (Frankfurt am Main)
  • LLM in European and International Legal Studies (Lancaster)
  • PhD (University of Dresden)


Dr Katharina Möser joined Birmingham Law School in January 2009. Prior to joining Birmingham, she taught at the University of Exeter and worked as a research assistant at the University of Dresden.

Dr Möser qualified for the German legal profession with the First State Examination at the University of Marburg and the Second State Examination in Frankfurt am Main. She received her LLM with distinction from the University of Lancaster and her PhD with distinction (summa cum laude) from the University of Dresden.


  • Contract Law
  • Company Law

Postgraduate supervision

Katharina is happy to supervise postgraduate research students in any of the following areas:

Comparative Law
Personal Insolvency Law

Potential research students are welcome to contact her by email to discuss their research proposals prior to submitting an official application.

Find out more - our PhD Law  page has information about doctoral research at the University of Birmingham.


  • Company law
  • Law relating to personal insolvency
  • Comparative law


Recent publications


Moser, K, Gardner, J & Gray, M (eds) 2020, Debt and Austerity – Implications of the Financial Crisis. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

Moser, K 2011, Gläubigerschutz durch Berufsverbote für Geschäftsleiter - Eine rechtsvergleichende Untersuchung des englischen und deutschen Kapitalgesellschaftsrechts. Nomos.


Moser, K 2019, 'Making sense of the numbers: The shift from non-consensual to consensual debt relief and the construction of the consumer debtor', Journal of Law and Society, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 240-270. https://doi.org/10.1111/jols.12151

Moser, K 2013, 'Restrictions after personal insolvency', Journal of Business Law, vol. 2013, no. 7, pp. 679-702.

Moser, K 2011, 'Berufsverbote für Geschäftsleiter – Überlegungen zu einer Weiterentwicklung des § 6 Abs. 2 Satz 2 Nr. 2, 3 GmbHG und des § 76 Abs. 3 Satz 2 Nr. 2, 3 AktG vor dem Hintergrund des englischen Companies Directors Disqualification Act 1986', Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Rechtswissenschaft, vol. 3, pp. 324-368.

Moser, K 2010, 'Die Vertretung der britischen 'company' nach Inkrafttreten des Companies Act 2006', Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft, vol. n/a, no. 12, pp. pp.850-860.


Moser, K 2024, Schuldenberatung in England und Wales: Eine Geschichte von Charity, Armut und ideologischer Verblendung. in C Mattes, S Rosenkranz & MD Witte (eds), Schulden, Schuldenberatung und Sozialstaat. Eine international vergleichende Reflexion. Verlag Beltz Juventa, pp. 5-26.

Moser, K 2020, The Changing Infrastructure of Debt Relief: Privatisation, Bureaucracy and Public Choice. in J Gardner, M Gray & K Möser (eds), Debt and Austerity – Implications of the Financial Crisis . Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., pp. 94-124, High-Cost Credit in an Age of Austerity conference, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 8/05/20.

Moser, K, Gray, M & Gardner, J 2020, Understanding Low-Income Debt in a High-Income Country. in J Gardner, M Gray & K Möser (eds), Debt and Austerity – Implications of the Financial Crisis . Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

Other contribution

Moser, K 2022, HM Treasury, Open Consultation August 2022: Statutory Debt Repayment Plan: Consultation..

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