Nick has a broad experience of corporate and personal insolvency, including voluntary arrangements, liquidations, administrations and bankruptcy proceedings. Nick is also developing experience in directors disqualification proceedings having now successfully appeared for directors at a number of applications seeking permission to act.
Nick delivered a seminar to the Leeds Business and Property Courts Forum with Her Honour Judge Jackson and Eleanor Temple on the ‘new’ Schedule 10 of CIGA 2020 in relation to winding up petitions.
Nick is a regular contributor to the Kings Chambers Insolvency Newsletter, and has written articles on a diverse range of topics including annulment and rescission of bankruptcy orders, Re Rhino Enterprises Properties Ltd  EWHC 2370 (Ch) and football finance.
Notable Insolvency & Restructuring cases
Re A Company  EWHC 2289 (Ch)
a preliminary hearing of a winding-up petition which considered the ‘coronavirus test’. Nick acted for the successful respondent company.
Advising a liquidator as to whether certain payments constituted a “transaction” for the purposes of s283 IA 1986
Regular appearances in the applications lists including for administration orders, applications to extend or discharge administrations and applications to make distributions to unsecured creditors
Advising a company on various matters in connection with CVA proposals
Advising a trustee-in bankruptcy on a potential transaction at an undervalue claim
Advising on and successfully appearing at a hearing to have a ‘homes rights’ notice removed from a bankrupt’s residential home
Appearing on behalf of the directors on an application for the directors to act for companies known by prohibited names under s216 IA 1986
Advising a company director in connection with potential disqualification proceedings. Following correspondence (drafted by Nick) the Insolvency Service declined to take any further action against the director
Advising a trustee-in-bankruptcy whether settlement amounts received from group litigation orders vested in the trustee-in-bankrupt
Advising a trustee-in-bankruptcy on points arising from the sale of various properties in relation to capital gains tax
Regular appearances in the winding-up lists and instructions in connection with contested winding-up petitions where debts are said to be disputed
Successfully appearing for a director in proceedings under CDDA 1996 seeking permission to act as a director for a number of companies. Nick appeared for the director at an interim and final hearing.
Assisting Eleanor Temple in a four day remote trial in relation to a misfeasance action brought by a liquidator against two directors involving a complex international corporate structure (as a pupil)