Philip Hinks

Philip, barrister at 3 Verulam Buildings, has a strong commercial practice which sees him regularly instructed in high-value and complex matters, particularly in relation to general commercial, company and insolvency disputes. He has a particular expertise in cases with a civil fraud angle. For example, he was part of the legal team representing the FCA in the Court of Appeal in what is the leading authority on collective investment schemes and the first fully-contested Unauthorised Business trial. He also represented the liquidator, led by Marcia Shekerdemian, in Re Ultraclass Ltd, where freezing and proprietary injunctions were obtained in support of misfeasance proceedings arising out of an alleged ‘land banking’ fraud. Chambers UK 2015 recommended Philip as a leading junior for Restructuring/Insolvency: "He exudes authority, and has the ability to grasp complex issues quickly." Previous directories quote Philip as “Frighteningly efficient and very bright." "A really excellent junior."
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Effect of an individual voluntary arrangement (IVA)
Practice Note

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Philip Hinks of 3 Verulam Buildings, considers the overall effect of an individual voluntary arrangement (IVA), including the effect on unsecured creditors, secured creditors, proceedings against the debtor, third parties and completion and default.

Excessive pension contribution recovery
Practice Note

This Practice Note produced in partnership with Philip Hinks of 3 Verulam Buildings considers when a trustee in bankruptcy might be able to recover pensions contributions from an individual into their estate for the benefit of their creditors. It covers income payment orders (IPOs) and excessive pension payments.

How a pension is dealt with in bankruptcy
Practice Note

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Philip Hinks of 3 Verulam Buildings, considers how a personal pension is dealt with on a debtor’s bankruptcy. Whether it vests in the bankrupt estate with the official receiver, or if it is excluded from the estate. It briefly looks at the position pre–29 May 2000, but mainly concentrates on the position subsequent to that date.

Individual voluntary arrangements (IVAs)
Practice Note

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Philip Hinks of 3 Verulam Buildings and Paul Allen of FRP Advisory LLP, explains what an individual voluntary arrangement (IVA) is and what the purpose is of an IVA compared to alternatives such as bankruptcy or a debt management plans.

The Duomatic principle
Practice Note

This Practice Note considers the scope, application and limitation of the Duomatic principle (the common law principle of shareholder decision-making by way of informal unanimous consent or assent).

Practice areas

Qualifications

  • LLB (Bristol), BCL

Panel

  • Specialist Panel

Education

  • University of Bristol

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