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.

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.

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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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...

13 Nov 2019

The court dismissed an appeal by the liquidators of a company who had made an application under section 238 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986) alleging a transaction at...

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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...

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17 Aug 2018

Simon Passfield of Guildhall Chambers acted successfully for the liquidator applicants in an insolvency case to recover a disposition rendered void by operation of the...

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9 Aug 2018

Hugo Groves, barrister at Enterprise Chambers, discusses a case where he says directors successfully struck out multi-million-pound claims for wrongful trading and...

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7 Aug 2018

This case is the latest in an interesting run of authorities during 2018 concerning administrations, including Davey v Money and another, and Re Ve Interactive Ltd (in...

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1 Aug 2018

Preferences—the rebuttable presumption does not lead to easy victories, even when a key witness is missing. A businessman juggling the many (and perhaps usual) pressures...

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27 Jul 2018

Luke Pearce, barrister at 20 Essex Street Chambers, discusses the practical implications of the judgment in Orexim Trading Ltd, which concerns the circumstances in which...

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26 Jul 2018

Insolvency office-holders are under a duty not to assign a cause of action that is without merit. However, it is for the party opposing an assignment to prove that it...

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10 Jul 2018

A revised version of the Practice Direction on Insolvency Proceedings (PDIP) came into force on 4 July 2018, replacing the version that had come into force on 25 April...

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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...

Insolvency—appeal in a transaction at an undervalue claim (Re Guardian Care Homes (West) Ltd)
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The court dismissed an appeal by the liquidators of a company who had made an application under section 238 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986) alleging a transaction at...

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...

Court rules on claim to recover void payments after winding-up petition (Officeserve Technologies Ltd v Annabel’s (Berkeley Square) Ltd)
Restructuring and Insolvency

Simon Passfield of Guildhall Chambers acted successfully for the liquidator applicants in an insolvency case to recover a disposition rendered void by operation of the...

Striking out wrongful trading and clawback claims (Johnson (as Liquidator of Strobe 2) v Arden and others
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Hugo Groves, barrister at Enterprise Chambers, discusses a case where he says directors successfully struck out multi-million-pound claims for wrongful trading and...

Can shareholders seek the appointment of an interim administrator? (Zinc Hotels (Investment) Ltd v Beveridge and others)
Restructuring and Insolvency

This case is the latest in an interesting run of authorities during 2018 concerning administrations, including Davey v Money and another, and Re Ve Interactive Ltd (in...

Preferences—rebuttable presumption fails to save the day (Re O’Shaughnessy (Deceased); Abdulali (trustee in bankruptcy) v Finnegan)
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Preferences—the rebuttable presumption does not lead to easy victories, even when a key witness is missing. A businessman juggling the many (and perhaps usual) pressures...

Jurisdictional gateway for transactions defrauding creditors’ claims (Orexim Trading Ltd v Mahavir Port And Terminal Private Ltd (formerly known as Fourcee Port and Terminal Private Ltd)
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Luke Pearce, barrister at 20 Essex Street Chambers, discusses the practical implications of the judgment in Orexim Trading Ltd, which concerns the circumstances in which...

Duties of insolvency office-holders when assigning causes of action (LF2 Ltd v Supperstone and another)
Restructuring and Insolvency

Insolvency office-holders are under a duty not to assign a cause of action that is without merit. However, it is for the party opposing an assignment to prove that it...

Revised Practice Direction on Insolvency Proceedings comes into force
Restructuring and Insolvency

A revised version of the Practice Direction on Insolvency Proceedings (PDIP) came into force on 4 July 2018, replacing the version that had come into force on 25 April...

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