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 2021 – Insolvency Northern

Kings Chambers is a highly regarded set on the Northern Circuit, noted for its broad commercial practice. The set boasts a strong bench of senior and junior barristers experienced in the handling of both contentious and non-contentious insolvency-related matters. The team offers representation to insolvency office holders, companies and directors. The set's members are regularly instructed in insolvency disputes at both a domestic and international level.

Client service: "The clerking is great - they are always contactable, responsive and realistic with fee estimates."

"It's a very helpful and knowledgeable clerking team. They are always sensible, pragmatic and commercially minded."

Gary Young is the chief clerk for business and property matters.

 

Chambers UK 2021 – Insolvency North Eastern

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. Instructing solicitors praise the barristers as "technically excellent yet very down to earth."

Client service: "The clerks are always happy to help and have a good knowledge of the courts."

"The clerks are helpful and provide realistic timescales for the turnaround of papers. The seminars are always well thought out and adopt a practical approach."

"Led by chief clerk Gary Young, the whole team is very helpful and knowledgeable."


Barristers in this practice area


Paul Chaisty QC

Paul Chaisty QC

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 QC

Lesley Anderson QC

Head of Business and Property

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 QC, FCIArb

David Casement QC, FCIArb

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 QC

Mark Harper QC

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

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Louis Doyle QC

Louis Doyle QC

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

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Neil Berragan

Neil Berragan

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

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Lucy Wilson-Barnes

Lucy Wilson-Barnes

Commercial Litigation | Insolvency | Real Estate Litigation |

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Richard Lander

Richard Lander

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

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Tina Ranales-Cotos

Tina Ranales-Cotos

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

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Eleanor Temple

Eleanor Temple

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

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Emily Duckworth

Emily Duckworth

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

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Ben Harding

Ben Harding

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

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Dr Nathan Smith

Dr Nathan Smith

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

Helen Gardiner

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

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Eleanor d'Arcy

Eleanor d'Arcy

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

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Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright

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

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Aidan Reay

Aidan Reay

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

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Douglas Cochran

Douglas Cochran

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

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Chelsea Carter

Chelsea Carter

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

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Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor

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

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Ian Cooper

Ian Cooper

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
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.

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