Insolvency Expertise

  • 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

Kings Chambers is a highly regarded set on the Northern Circuit. The set is 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. One source reports: "Kings Chambers is a set which displays forensic commerciality. It has a roster of excellent silks who are highly diligent and backed by some superb senior juniors."

Chambers UK 2023

“They are creative problem solvers.”

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“The clerks offer impeccable service.”

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The set's chief clerk is Gary Young

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