Restructuring and Insolvency

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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.
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.

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.

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.

Neeta has been working as a paralegal in Banking and Insolvency for the past 4 and a half years.

She started her legal career at Allen & Overy in 2008 in the midst of the global financial crisis and the collapse of Lehmans where she gained most of her experience.

Neeta also did a short stint in litigation at the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office. Neeta graduated with a 2:1 honours degree from University of London, Queen Mary College and went on to obtain a distinction from the College of Law in the Legal Practice Course. She moved to Lexis®PSL in April 2013.

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11 Feb 2020

The court dismissed a commercial property developer’s claim for damages against the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), the claims having been brought in tort and contract. The...

22 Jan 2020

A recent decision of the Court of Session has considered the proper approach of the court to an application under section 167(3) of the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986)...

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

Roddy Dunlop QC, of Axiom Advocates, examines an Outer House decision in the PIP breast implants case that the pursuers, who were women who had undergone breast...

14 Jan 2020

Iryna Kalnytska, Partner, Attorney at law GOLAW looks at a new form of securing performance of obligations—a trust ownership, introduced by Law No. 132-IX from 17 October...

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 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...

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...

23 Dec 2019

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an employment tribunal has jurisdiction to determine a claim made by an employee against the insurer of an insolvent...

19 Dec 2019

In Re C A & T Developments Ltd, the court found that the appointment of administrators had been motivated by an improper purpose and the purpose of the administration...

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Claim that surgery and insurer colluded in PIP implants settlement rejected (AB and CD v Transform Medical Group and Travelers Insurance)
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Roddy Dunlop QC, of Axiom Advocates, examines an Outer House decision in the PIP breast implants case that the pursuers, who were women who had undergone breast...

Ukraine: Trust ownership as an alternative to a mortgage
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Iryna Kalnytska, Partner, Attorney at law GOLAW looks at a new form of securing performance of obligations—a trust ownership, introduced by Law No. 132-IX from 17 October...

Administration Expenses—Lundy Granite principle (Re London Bridge Entertainment Partners LLP (in administration))
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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,...

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...

When does waiver occur? Protecting privilege in witness statements (Re Bedborough)
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The applicant trustees in bankruptcy applied for specific disclosure of privileged documents passing between the bankrupt’s spouse and her legal advisers, on the...

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Paragraph 81 challenge—improper motive ends administration (Re C A & T Developments Ltd)
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