James heads the firm's Insolvency team and has advised on corporate and personal insolvency related matters for a number of years. He advises creditors, banks and insolvency practitioners on all aspects of insolvency litigation.
Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession lists James as a "Leader in the Field" in both Restructuring/Insolvency and Personal Insolvency, where he is noted for having a strong reputation in the market, his clients appreciate his ability to "do an extremely good job under difficult circumstances." Sources note "He's good. He tells you as it is."
James has been recognised as a "World Leader" in commercial litigation by Who's Who Legal.
James is a member of the team that won the prestigious "Insolvency Team of the Year" award at the Law Awards of Scotland 2012.
This Practice Note, produced in partnership with James Lloyd of Harper Macleod LLP, looks at how the debtor’s family home is dealt with in a Scottish sequestration.
This Practice Note, produced in partnership with James Lloyd of Harper Macleod, looks at gratuitous alienations (or antecedent transactions) under Scottish law and the powers to scrutinise an insolvent individual’s (ie debtor’s) dealings with and disposals of its assets prior to insolvency. It considers what dealings can be challenged, who can challenge it and the effects of a challenge.
This Practice Note, produced in partnership with James Lloyd of Harper MacLeod LLP, looks at the use of trust deeds in Scotland by individuals to reach a compromise with their creditors as an alternative to formal sequestration and the process and effect of obtaining protected status.
This Practice Note, produced in partnership with James Lloyd of Harper MacLeod LLP, looks at the role of the Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) in Scotland. It considers the role, functions and responsibilities of the AiB.
This Practice Note, produced in partnership with James Lloyd of Harper Macleod LLP, considers the Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS) that operates in Scotland. The DAS is a statutory scheme administered by the Accountant in Bankruptcy allowing certain debtors to repay their debts over an extended period under a debt payment programme.
This Practice Note, produced in partnership with James Lloyd of Harper MacLeod LLP, looks at the process for apply for sequestration in Scotland (equivalent to bankruptcy in England, being the legal process by a trustee to gather in, realise and distribute an insolvent debtor’s estate among creditors). It considers who may apply, debtor applications and court applications.
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