Kings Chambers dedicated insolvency team has a well-earned reputation nationally for its real strength in depth 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 members appear regularly in reported cases and can work individually or as part of a team, as required. Many of the team are recommended regularly in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 as leaders in the insolvency field and appear consistently in high profile cases.
The team’s commitment to its area through its ongoing programme of continuing professional development ensures that members are up-to-date with the very latest developments in the law and practice in the ever-changing world of insolvency through seminars, publications and workshops for professional audiences.
Typical work undertaken by the team includes the following:
- 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