Restructuring and Insolvency

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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.

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.

Zahra started working as a paralegal at LexisNexis in the Lexis®PSL Banking & Finance and Restructuring & Insolvency teams in April 2019 and moved to the Corporate team in June 2020, where she currently works as a Market Tracker Analyst. Zahra graduated with 2.1 honours in BA French and Spanish and completed the GDL at BPP University. 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.
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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...

SA-1019-028-925x286(1)Restructuring and Insolvency 10
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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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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10 Jul 2018

Kate Rogers, barrister at Radcliffe Chambers, London, considers the decision in Berkshire Homes (Northern) Ltd v Newbury Venture Capital Ltd [2018] EWHC 938 (Ch), [2018]...

SA-1019-028-925x286(1)Restructuring and Insolvency 10
14 Jun 2018

Rose Lagram-Taylor, barrister at South Square, says that if the recommendations in a report by R3, trade association for the UK’s insolvency, restructuring, advisory, and...

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22 May 2018

Company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) have become a popular restructuring tool for companies with large property portfolios seeking to reduce liabilities to landlords....

SA-1019-028 925x286 Restructuring and Insolvency 1
15 May 2018

The defence presented during director’s disqualification proceedings and at trial was untrue. Mark Baldwin of Howes Percival LLP, who represented the successful...

SA-1019-028 925x286 Restructuring and Insolvency 1
14 May 2018

Frances Coulson, senior partner at Moon Beever, highlights the key changes introduced by the new Insolvency Proceedings Practice Direction which came into force on 25...

SA-1019-028-925x286(1)Restructuring and Insolvency 5
10 Apr 2018

Under what grounds can a company challenge its own company voluntary arrangement (CVA)? Mathew Ditchburn, partner, and Ben Willis, associate, both at Hogan Lovells, who...

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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...

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...

Revised Practice Direction on Insolvency Proceedings comes into force
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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...

Can a creditor with a disputed debt apply for an administration order? (Berkshire Homes (Northern) Ltd v Newbury Venture Capital Ltd)
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Kate Rogers, barrister at Radcliffe Chambers, London, considers the decision in Berkshire Homes (Northern) Ltd v Newbury Venture Capital Ltd [2018]...

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Rose Lagram-Taylor, barrister at South Square, says that if the recommendations in a report by R3, trade association for the UK’s insolvency,...

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Conduct during directors’ disqualification proceedings earns director increased period of disqualification (Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy v Al-Safee)
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The defence presented during director’s disqualification proceedings and at trial was untrue. Mark Baldwin of Howes Percival LLP, who represented...

New Insolvency Proceedings Practice Direction
Restructuring and Insolvency

Frances Coulson, senior partner at Moon Beever, highlights the key changes introduced by the new Insolvency Proceedings Practice Direction which...

Collapse of BHS puts CVAs under the spotlight (Re SHB Realisations Ltd; Wright and another v Prudential Assurance Company Ltd)
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Under what grounds can a company challenge its own company voluntary arrangement (CVA)? Mathew Ditchburn, partner, and Ben Willis, associate, both at...

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