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.

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.

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.
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25 Mar 2020

This analysis looks at the significance of the Finance Bill 2019–21 to insolvency lawyers.The Finance Bill 2019–21 received its first reading in the House of...

3 Mar 2020

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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26 Feb 2020

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....

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...

14 Jan 2020

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) refused to partially lift a stay of execution on a judgment given in adjudication enforcement proceedings, in circumstances...

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...

6 Dec 2019

Susan Ower, advocate at Axiom Advocates, examines the Supreme Court's decision that there could be no justification for an off-market sale to the appellant of an...

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28 Nov 2019

A liquidator’s firm was ordered to pay the successful defendants’ costs as a non-party because it had provided funding for the litigation as a commercial funder. On the...

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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What does the Finance Bill 2019–21 mean for insolvency lawyers?
Restructuring and Insolvency

This analysis looks at the significance of the Finance Bill 2019–21 to insolvency lawyers.The Finance Bill 2019–21 received its first reading in the House of...

When will the insolvency court review, rescind or vary any order made by it? (Discovery (Northampton) Ltd and other companies v Debenhams Retail Ltd and others)
Restructuring and Insolvency

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

Time limits to serve Insolvency Act 1986 proceedings (Bell & Anor v Ide & Ors)
Restructuring and Insolvency

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....

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...

No partial lift of stay of execution in adjudication enforcement (Gosvenor v Aygun)
Restructuring and Insolvency

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) refused to partially lift a stay of execution on a judgment given in adjudication enforcement proceedings, in circumstances...

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...

Supreme Court: courts have discretion as to remedy for gratuitous alienation (MacDonald v Carnbroe Estates)
Restructuring and Insolvency

Susan Ower, advocate at Axiom Advocates, examines the Supreme Court's decision that there could be no justification for an off-market sale to the appellant of an...

Costs—non-party costs against liquidator’s firm—Arkin cap (Burnden Holdings (UK) Ltd v Fielding)
Restructuring and Insolvency

A liquidator’s firm was ordered to pay the successful defendants’ costs as a non-party because it had provided funding for the litigation as a commercial funder. On the...

Court finds EBT schemes amounted to an unlawful return of capital and breach of directors’ duties (Toone and others v Ross and another)
Restructuring and Insolvency

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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