Insolvency

 

What our Insolvency Barristers offer

Kings Chambers’ dedicated team of Insolvency barristers has a well-earned national reputation for its strength across various levels of call from senior silks to junior juniors. The team has very extensive experience of all aspects of insolvency, personal and corporate, contentions and non-contentious, domestic and cross-border, and represents insolvency practitioner office-holders, respondents and defendants to insolvency and related claims, creditors and other interested parties and stakeholders. Our barristers appear regularly in reported cases and can work individually or as part of a team, as required.   Many of our barristers are consistently recommended in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 as leaders in the field of restructuring and insolvency and appear in high profile cases.

Our barristers are fully conversant with the very latest developments in the law and practice in the ever-changing world of insolvency and provide seminars, publications and workshops for professional audiences.

 

Areas of Insolvency Law we cover

Typical work undertaken by the team includes:

  • Transaction avoidance (transactions-at-undervalue, preferences, transactions-defrauding-creditors etc)
  • Material irregularity and unfair prejudice claims
  • Disputes concerning creditor claims and creditors’ meetings
  • Provisional liquidations
  • Liquidations (all aspects, including asset recovery, transaction avoidance, misfeasance proceedings, wrongful and fraudulent trading claims)
  • Administration (all aspects, including applications, challenges to appointments, extensions and distributions)
  • Bankruptcy (all aspects, including transaction avoidance, statutory demands, petitions, asset recovery, issues over the matrimonial home)
  • Receivership (LPA, administrative and court-appointed)
  • Schemes of arrangement and contractual work-outs
  • Voluntary arrangements (individual, company and partnership, all aspects)
  • Public and private examinations and the interviewing of respondents
  • Office-holder remuneration
  • COMI and issues under the EC Regulation
  • Mainstream commercial litigation involving insolvency issues arising out of related disputes such as accessory liability (dishonest assistance and knowing receipt), trust claims, retention of title, estoppel and waiver
  • Injunctive and interim relief applications associated with Insolvency Act and related claims
  • Disciplinary matters involving insolvency practitioners and their regulatory bodies
  • Mediation and alternative dispute resolution

 

What the directories say about our Insolvency Law Barristers

Chambers UK 2022

Kings Chambers houses considerable expertise in a wide range of restructuring and insolvency matters. Members are well regarded for their handling of both insolvency litigation and non-contentious matters, and are regularly instructed in director disqualification cases, high-profile administrations and liquidations. Additional areas of expertise for the team include cases involving allegations of fraudulent trading and asset recovery matters. The set's clients include several insolvency practitioners, company directors, litigation funders and individuals.

Client service:

"The clerking service is great and very well organised. The clerks are all friendly and helpful." "Louise Barnes, the senior clerk in Leeds, is brilliant. If a problem comes up, she is quick to deal with it, available when needed and puts forward suitable alternatives." The set's chief clerk is Gary Young

 
 

Barristers in this practice area


Paul Chaisty KC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Paul Chaisty KC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | International and Offshore | Partnership | Private Client, Trusts and Probate | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation | Sport |

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Lesley Anderson KC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Lesley Anderson KC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Company | Commercial Litigation | Insolvency | International and Offshore | Mediation | Partnership | Private Client, Trusts and Probate | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation |

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David Casement KC, FCIArb | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

David Casement KC, FCIArb | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Head of Sport

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | International and Offshore | Mediation | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport |

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Mark Harper KC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Mark Harper KC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation | Sport |

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Louis Doyle KC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Louis Doyle KC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Deputy Head of Business and Property

Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | International and Offshore | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport |

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Neil Berragan | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Neil Berragan | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Company | Insolvency | International and Offshore | Mediation | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport | Technology & Construction |

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Lucy Wilson-Barnes | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Lucy Wilson-Barnes | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Commercial Litigation | Insolvency | Real Estate Litigation |

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Richard Lander | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Richard Lander | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Banking and Finance | Company | Insolvency | Partnership | Private Client, Trusts and Probate | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation |

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Tina Ranales-Cotos | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Tina Ranales-Cotos | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Employment | EU and Competition Law | Insolvency | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Technology & Construction |

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Eleanor Temple | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Eleanor Temple | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | Mediation | Partnership | Professional Negligence |

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Ben Harding | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Ben Harding | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | International and Offshore | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport | Technology & Construction |

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Dr Nathan Smith | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Dr Nathan Smith | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | Partnership | Private Client, Trusts and Probate | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation | Technology & Construction |

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Helen Gardiner | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Helen Gardiner | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Commercial Litigation | Company | Employment | Insolvency | Real Estate Litigation |

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Eleanor d'Arcy | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Eleanor d'Arcy | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation |

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Jonathan Wright | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Jonathan Wright | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation | Technology & Construction | Arbitration |

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Aidan Reay | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Aidan Reay | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation | Sport | Technology & Construction |

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Douglas Cochran | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Douglas Cochran | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | EU and Competition Law | Insolvency | Partnership | Procurement | Real Estate Litigation | Technology & Construction |

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Chelsea Carter | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Chelsea Carter | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation |

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Nick Taylor | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Nick Taylor | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Banking and Finance | Company | Commercial Litigation | Insolvency | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation | Sport | Technology & Construction |

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Harry Dyson | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Harry Dyson | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Commercial Litigation | Real Estate Litigation | Partnership | Insolvency | Technology & Construction | Sport |

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Ian Cooper | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Ian Cooper | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Company | Commercial Litigation | Partnership | Sport | Technology & Construction | Banking and Finance | Insolvency | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation |

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Gary Young

Gary Young

Chief Clerk for Business & Property, Construction, Mediation, Sports Law

Telephone: 0161 819 8801 Click to Mail
Harry Young

Harry Young

Senior Clerk for Business, Property & Litigation Funding & Costs

Telephone: 0161 819 8803 Click to Mail
Brandon Singh

Brandon Singh

Clerk for Business & Property

Telephone: 0161 819 8257 Click to Mail
Alex Meredith

Alex Meredith

Leeds Clerk

Telephone: 0113 203 1140 Click to Mail
Louise Barnes

Louise Barnes

Senior Leeds Clerk

Telephone: 0113 203 1141 Click to Mail
Handles claims relating to a wide range of insolvency and restructuring matters, including liquidation, administration, director disqualification proceedings and others. The barristers represent numerous participants in insolvency proceedings including directors and administrators.
Chambers UK – Insolvency North Eastern
Highly regarded commercial set with a good bench of barristers who practise in insolvency litigation. The set's clients include administrators, directors and debtors, and it is home to barristers who are capable of acting in relation to personal as well as company insolvency
Chambers UK – Insolvency Northern

The clerks are obliging and Gary Young is an outstanding leader of the commercial clerks.

Contact Details

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