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.

Neeta 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 paralegal experience.

Neeta also did a short stint in litigation at the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office in 2006. 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. She has been working at Lexis Nexis since April 2013.

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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30 Jan 2020

The High Court has considered whether EU law requires pensions registered in another EU Member State to be exempted from a bankrupt’s estate in the same manner as a UK...

17 Dec 2019

The court had to consider whether a failure to comply with the procedures set out in the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016, SI 2016/1024 (IR 2016) for the issuing...

16 Dec 2019

A settlement deed provided for the payment by Mr Sandelson of £1.25m to Ms Mulville as a settlement sum. Several obligations would have arisen upon receipt of the...

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20 Aug 2019

Barnaby Hope, barrister at Selborne Chambers, examines the Court of Appeal’s decision in Azuonye v Kent (in her capacity as trustee of the bankrupt estate of the...

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Jessica Brooke, barrister at Enterprise Chambers, examines the High Court's decision in Lambert v Forest of Dean District Council and others that a second application to...

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Simon Duncan, senior associate at Moon Beever, explores the details and examines the implications of Islandsbanki HF and Others v Stanford, a High Court case that...

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Restructuring & Insolvency analysis: Daniel Webb, barrister at Selborne Chambers, examines a High Court decision concerning a bankruptcy petition which the debtor opposed...

7 Sep 2018

  Tom Cockburn, barrister at 9 Stone Buildings, points out that although the decision in Lock v Aylesbury Vale District Council appears limited to local...

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14 Aug 2018

Stephen Atherton QC, of 20 Essex Street, examines a Court of Appeal decision that a settlement agreement between the appellant debtor and a bank had given the bank a...

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6 Apr 2018

Siward Atkins, barrister at Maitland Chambers (and counsel for the defendant) explores whether a trustee in bankruptcy (trustee) might owe duties to the bankrupt. He...

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EU pensions in insolvency proceedings—equal treatment under EU law (Re Michael Bernard McNamara)
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The High Court has considered whether EU law requires pensions registered in another EU Member State to be exempted from a bankrupt’s estate in the same manner as a UK...

Procedural Error with petition—fatal or not? (Re Saint Benedict’s Land Trust Limited)
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The court had to consider whether a failure to comply with the procedures set out in the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016, SI 2016/1024 (IR 2016) for the issuing...

Bankruptcy petitions—independent and unqualified obligations (Mulville v Sandelson)
Restructuring and Insolvency

A settlement deed provided for the payment by Mr Sandelson of £1.25m to Ms Mulville as a settlement sum. Several obligations would have arisen upon receipt of the...

Discharged bankrupt’s income payments order not enforceable in later bankruptcy (Azuonye v Kent (in her capacity as trustee of the bankrupt estate of the appellant))
Restructuring and Insolvency

Barnaby Hope, barrister at Selborne Chambers, examines the Court of Appeal’s decision in Azuonye v Kent (in her capacity as trustee of the bankrupt estate of the...

Second application to annul bankruptcy order an abuse of process (Lambert v Forest of Dean District Council and others)
Restructuring and Insolvency

Jessica Brooke, barrister at Enterprise Chambers, examines the High Court's decision in Lambert v Forest of Dean District Council and others that a second application to...

Bringing several sequential bankruptcy petitions against debtor (Islandsbanki HF and others v Stanford)
Restructuring and Insolvency

Simon Duncan, senior associate at Moon Beever, explores the details and examines the implications of Islandsbanki HF and Others v Stanford, a High Court case that...

Challenging a bankruptcy petition based on disputed liability orders (Tower Hamlets London Borough v Naris)
Restructuring and Insolvency

Restructuring & Insolvency analysis: Daniel Webb, barrister at Selborne Chambers, examines a High Court decision concerning a bankruptcy petition which the debtor opposed...

Burden on local authority to explain what purpose will be served by bankruptcy (Lock v Aylesbury Vale District Council)
Restructuring and Insolvency

  Tom Cockburn, barrister at 9 Stone Buildings, points out that although the decision in Lock v Aylesbury Vale District Council appears limited to local...

Creditor’s collateral advantage breached good faith principle (Gertner v CFL Finance Ltd and another)
Restructuring and Insolvency

Stephen Atherton QC, of 20 Essex Street, examines a Court of Appeal decision that a settlement agreement between the appellant debtor and a bank had given the bank a...

Exploring a contractual duty to protect the interests of the bankrupt? (Reynard v Fox)
Restructuring and Insolvency

Siward Atkins, barrister at Maitland Chambers (and counsel for the defendant) explores whether a trustee in bankruptcy (trustee) might owe duties to the bankrupt. He...

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