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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.

 
Helen joined LexisPSL in 2019, prior to which she was a Professional Support Lawyer at CMS specialising in insolvency and restructuring. She has broad experience in advisory, non-contentious and contentious work, including directorsâ?? issues, formal appointments, security issues and cross border recognition and assistance. She advised on financial institution insolvency and the insolvency of professional partnerships.

Helen trained at Lovells (now Hogan Lovells), qualifying in 2008. She was previously an associate at Lawrence Graham (now Gowling WLG) as well as the commissioning editor of Corporate Rescue and Insolvency journal.
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.

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.
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Following an application by the defendant, a claim was struck out on the basis the purported defendant was dissolved and therefore not a legal entity. The Court of Appeal...

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 This groundbreaking case concerned the first scheme of arrangement of the mis-selling liabilities of a solvent, high cost lender, Instant Cash Loans (ICL). It was...

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This article analyses the latest decision in the challenge to the company voluntary arrangement (CVA) entered into by Debenhams Retail Ltd (Debenhams) in 2019....

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This judgment is significant for the issues it raises, both with regard to the conflicts and the court’s willingness to sanction office-holder decisions and with regard...

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This case deals with the interaction between the CPR and the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016 (IR 2016), SI 2016/1024, when dealing with service of proceedings....

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