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.
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.

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.

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15 Nov 2019

The High Court has ruled that two EBT schemes that involved making payments to employee-shareholders constituted an unlawful return of capital. This resulted in a breach...

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 Banking & Finance analysis: What are the duties owed by a mortgagee in possession? David Bowden, independent legal consultant, comments on the consequences of...

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We look at this case on the landlords’ challenge of the Debenhams Retail Ltd (Debenhams) company voluntary arrangement (CVA) where Norris J rejected four of the...

17 Sep 2019

Frances Coulson, senior partner and head of Litigation & Insolvency at Moon Beever, points out that there are many cases where insolvency office-holders are becoming...

12 Aug 2019

In the long-running proceedings Burnden Holdings (UK) Limited (in liquidation) v Fielding, the High Court has dismissed all claims. The case had been brought by Burnden...

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13 Jun 2019

Paul Wright, barrister at 9 Stone Buildings, says Re Pantiles Investments Ltd serves as a useful reminder of the potential dangers facing persons acting as a director of...

12 Apr 2019

Simon Davenport QC, joint head of chambers, and Daniel Lewis, barrister, at 3 Hare Court, advise that the judgment in Devon Commercial Property Ltd v Barnett and another...

2 Nov 2018

 Insolvency Legislation: Annotations and Commentary provides guidance on the key primary and secondary insolvency legislation in England and Wales. The complete...

7 Sep 2018

Rachael Markham and Cathryn Williams of Squire Patton Boggs, consider the Government’s response to the insolvency and corporate governance consultation and what this...

5 Sep 2018

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has written an article on the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath, calling the...

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Court finds EBT schemes amounted to an unlawful return of capital and breach of directors’ duties (Toone and others v Ross and another)
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The High Court has ruled that two EBT schemes that involved making payments to employee-shareholders constituted an unlawful return of capital. This resulted in a breach...

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 Banking & Finance analysis: What are the duties owed by a mortgagee in possession? David Bowden, independent legal consultant, comments on the consequences of...

Debenhams CVA challenge dismissed (Discovery (Northampton) Ltd and others v Debenhams Retail Ltd and others)
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We look at this case on the landlords’ challenge of the Debenhams Retail Ltd (Debenhams) company voluntary arrangement (CVA) where Norris J rejected four of the...

Liquidator as trustee of recovered funds (Re Total Debt Relief Ltd (in liquidation))
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Frances Coulson, senior partner and head of Litigation & Insolvency at Moon Beever, points out that there are many cases where insolvency office-holders are becoming...

When are directors liable for distributions?—(Burnden Holdings (UK) Limited (in liquidation) v Fielding)
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In the long-running proceedings Burnden Holdings (UK) Limited (in liquidation) v Fielding, the High Court has dismissed all claims. The case had been brought by Burnden...

Turning a blind-eye fails to protect director from fraudulent trading claim (Re Pantiles Investments Ltd (in liquidation))
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Paul Wright, barrister at 9 Stone Buildings, says Re Pantiles Investments Ltd serves as a useful reminder of the potential dangers facing persons acting as a director of...

Receivers’ duties, conflicts of interest and the meaning of bad faith (Devon Commercial Property Ltd v Barnett and another)
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Simon Davenport QC, joint head of chambers, and Daniel Lewis, barrister, at 3 Hare Court, advise that the judgment in Devon Commercial Property Ltd v Barnett and another...

New 7th edition of Louis Doyle & Andrew Keay's Insolvency Legislation: Annotations and Commentary
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 Insolvency Legislation: Annotations and Commentary provides guidance on the key primary and secondary insolvency legislation in England and Wales. The complete...

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Rachael Markham and Cathryn Williams of Squire Patton Boggs, consider the Government’s response to the insolvency and corporate governance consultation and what this...

Christine Lagarde: lessons learned from Lehman
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The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has written an article on the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath, calling the...

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