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Zahra started working as a paralegal at Lexis Nexis in Banking and Insolvency teams in April 2019. Zahra graduated with a 2.1 honours in a BA French and Spanish, completed the GDL at BPP University and is seeking some experience before commencing the LPC. She has undertaken voluntary work for law firms in London, Argentina and Colombia.
Eleanor qualified in 1998 into the insolvency team at ASB law. She became a partner in 2005, and went on to head up the Recovery & Insolvency team. Whilst traditionally specialising mainly in contentious corporate insolvency matters, in recent years she has moved into the non contentious arena, in particular specialising in company administrations.
Kathy specialises in restructuring and cross-border insolvency. She qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and has since worked for Weil Gotshal & Manges and Freshfields. Kathy has worked on some of the largest restructuring cases in the last decade, including Worldcom, Parmalat, Enron and Eurotunnel.

Anna joined the Restructuring and Insolvency team at Lexis®PSL in August 2013 from Berwin Leighton Paisner where she was a senior associate in the Restructuring Team.

Anna has worked on a number of large scale restructurings primarily in the UK market acting on behalf of lending institutions.

Recent transactions include the restructuring of a UK hotel chain and the administration sale of part of the Connaught group. Anna has also spent time on secondment at The Royal Bank of Scotland and trained at Clifford Chance qualifying in 2007.

Stephen qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and joined the Restructuring and Insolvency team at Lexis®PSL in September 2014 from Shoosmiths LLP, where he was a senior associate in the restructuring and insolvency team.

Primarily focused on contentious and advisory corporate and personal insolvency work, Stephen’s experience includes acting for office-holders on a wide range of issues, including appointments, investigations and the recovery and realisation of assets (including antecedent transaction claims), and for creditors in respect of the impact on them of the insolvency of debtors and counterparties.

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28 Jan 2020

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on the jurisdiction in respect of an action brought in France by a trustee in bankruptcy appointed by a court in the UK seeking...

27 Jan 2020

Nektan (Gibraltar) Limited was incorporated in Gibraltar. Its primary business was providing online gambling platforms to customers to businesses and individual players....

23 Jan 2020

The High Court allowed an appeal deciding that the judge below had erred in law in ordering a stay of possession proceedings in the county court and directing a trial of...

22 Jan 2020

The insolvency court held that an alleged debt, arising from a personal guarantee liability relating to a company share sale agreement, was disputed on grounds which...

16 Jan 2020

This article considers the Antiguan liquidators’ attempts to extend the reach of their powers and do broader justice between victims of a Ponzi scheme, by reference to...

16 Jan 2020

In this case, the court held that it would exercise its inherent jurisdiction to remove a trustee in circumstances where the beneficiaries were creditors facing very...

8 Jan 2020

Jon Colclough, barrister at New Square Chambers, examines a High Court decision to exercise its discretion to make an administration order sought by the applicant...

7 Jan 2020

Insolvency and Companies Court (ICC) Judge Barber held that the Lundy Granite principle does not extend to an obligation to ‘top up’ a rent deposit fund,...

3 Jan 2020

The applicant trustees in bankruptcy applied for specific disclosure of privileged documents passing between the bankrupt’s spouse and her legal advisers, on the...

3 Jan 2020

The court held that a notice of appointment of administrators (NoA) could be filed at court by directors of a company by e-filing outside of court hours and that such...

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Exclusive jurisdiction and the ability to confer international jurisdiction on courts in a different Member State (Tiger and Others)
Restructuring and Insolvency

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on the jurisdiction in respect of an action brought in France by a trustee in bankruptcy appointed by a court in the UK seeking...

English courts have jurisdiction to appoint administrators in respect of a company incorporated in Gibraltar which had its centre of main interests in the UK (Re Nektan (Gibraltar) Limited)
Restructuring and Insolvency

Nektan (Gibraltar) Limited was incorporated in Gibraltar. Its primary business was providing online gambling platforms to customers to businesses and individual players....

No jurisdiction for bankruptcy court to stay possession claim (Re Roderick John Lynch)
Restructuring and Insolvency

The High Court allowed an appeal deciding that the judge below had erred in law in ordering a stay of possession proceedings in the county court and directing a trial of...

Setting aside a statutory demand—share sale guarantee liability (Harrling and Steen v Midgley and others)
Restructuring and Insolvency

The insolvency court held that an alleged debt, arising from a personal guarantee liability relating to a company share sale agreement, was disputed on grounds which...

An Antiguan liquidator’s powers could not be indirectly extended by reference to unfair prejudice provisions (Re Stanford International Bank Ltd)
Restructuring and Insolvency

This article considers the Antiguan liquidators’ attempts to extend the reach of their powers and do broader justice between victims of a Ponzi scheme, by reference to...

When might the court replace a trustee? (London Capital & Finance plc (in administration) v Global Security Trustees Ltd)
Restructuring and Insolvency

In this case, the court held that it would exercise its inherent jurisdiction to remove a trustee in circumstances where the beneficiaries were creditors facing very...

Administration order preferred to adjournment for CVA proposal (Legacy Education Alliance International Ltd v Progression Ltd)
Restructuring and Insolvency

Jon Colclough, barrister at New Square Chambers, examines a High Court decision to exercise its discretion to make an administration order sought by the applicant...

Administration Expenses—Lundy Granite principle (Re London Bridge Entertainment Partners LLP (in administration))
Restructuring and Insolvency

Insolvency and Companies Court (ICC) Judge Barber held that the Lundy Granite principle does not extend to an obligation to ‘top up’ a rent deposit fund,...

When does waiver occur? Protecting privilege in witness statements (Re Bedborough)
Restructuring and Insolvency

The applicant trustees in bankruptcy applied for specific disclosure of privileged documents passing between the bankrupt’s spouse and her legal advisers, on the...

Out-of-court appointment of Administrators—another e-filing decision (Re Keyworker Homes (North West) Limited)
Restructuring and Insolvency

The court held that a notice of appointment of administrators (NoA) could be filed at court by directors of a company by e-filing outside of court hours and that such...

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