Jeremy Bamford

Year of Call 1989

General Profile

Jeremy specialises in commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on all aspects of contentious corporate insolvency and bankruptcy, company law (including shareholder disputes and unfair prejudice petitions), company directors’ disqualification proceedings and BROs, disciplinary, licensing and regulatory proceedings involving insolvency practitioners (acted for the ICAEW on and bank recovery proceedings. He has appeared in over 25 reported insolvency and CDDA cases.


He has considerable practical experience of directors’ disqualification proceedings, having been on the Attorney General’s CDDA provincial panel and is now appointed as Junior Counsel to the Crown Regional A Panel as well as frequently representing directors including in the high profile World of Leather, Time Computers, Finelist, Farepak and UKLI cases. He is a contributor to Mithani: Directors’ Disqualification (Butterworths).


Jeremy is an elected Council Member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association and is a member of the ILA Technical, Academic Forum and Website Committees.


His recent work includes acting for HMRC on an administration application in respect of Lotus F1 Team Ltd, prior to its acquisition by Renault Sport.



The Directories


"just as smooth as silk: unflustered, equable yet persistent."


“very meticulous but he's got a quiet authority that judges find quite seductive and persuasive. He's very good in cross-examinations and he's a very good advocate.”


“Technically outstanding and user-friendly. If you have a real technical matter he is a good man to have on the team.”


(Chambers UK 2017)      



Notable Cases


Apollo Ventures Co. Ltd v Manchanda and others [2018] EWHC 58 (Comm) LTL 12/2/2018

Bakrania v (1) Lloyds Bank (2) Souris FTT (Ann McAllister) 13/04/2017 LTL 16/5/2017

Re Angel Group [2015] EWHC 3624 (Ch); [2016] BPIR 260

Bank of Scotland v Breytenbach [2012] BPIR 1

Revenue & Customs v Cozens [2011] EWHC 2782 (Ch) [2011] STI 3047

Beattie v Smailes [2011] EWHC 3865 (Ch); [2012] BPIR 341

Beattie v Smailes [2011] EWHC 1563 (Ch); [2012] BCC 205; [2012] BPIR 135

John Smith & Co (Edinburgh) Ltd v Hill [2010] 2 BCLC 556

Re Sixty UK Ltd; Ryohin Keikaku Europe Ltd v Hollis & O’Reilly [2010] BPIR 1234

Thornhill v Atherton (No.2) [2008] BPIR 691

Hill v van der Merwe [2007] BPIR 1562

Wilson v Whitehouse [2007] BCC 595; [2007] BPIR 230

Kappler v Secretary of State for Trade & Industry [2006] BCC 845; [2008] 1 BCLC 120

Secretary of State for Trade & Industry v Cockayne and Dixon LTL 23/11/2005

Secretary of State for Trade & Industry v Swan (No. 2) [2005] EWHC 603 (Ch); [2005] BCC 596

Dyment v Boyden and Bishop [2004] EWCA Civ 1586; [2005] 1 WLR 792; [2005] BCC 79; [2005] 1 BCLC 163

Re Uno plc & World of Leather Plc [2004] EWHC 933 (Ch); [2006] BCC 725

Dyment v Boyden and Bishop [2004] EWHC 350 (Ch) ; [2004] BCC 946; [2004] 2 BCLC 423

UK Hydroslides Ltd v Stern, 9 July 2004; LTL 9/7/2004, Peter Prescott QC

Secretary of State for Trade & Industry v Gill [2004] EWHC 175 (Ch), [2005] BCC 24

Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v Swan [2003] EWHC 1780 (Ch); [2004] BCC 877

Hicks v Gulliver [2002] BPIR 518

Talling v Lawrence [1999] BPIR 414

Re Coney [1998] BPIR 333

Wilton-Davies v Kirk [1998] 1 BCLC 274; [1997] BCC 770

Re Eileen Davies [1997] BPIR 619

Re CS Holidays Ltd [1997] 1 WLR 407; [1997] BCC 172; [1997] 1 BCLC 341

Re Debtors (Nos. 13A IO and 14A IO of 1994) [1995] 1 WLR 1127; [1996] 1 All ER 691; [1996] BCC 57

Re a Debtor (No. 32 of 1993) [1994] BCC 438





Insolvency and the Enterprise Act 2002 (Jordans)

Mithani: Directors’ Disqualification (Butterworths)


Areas of Emphasis


Insolvency and Company

Commercial and Chancery


Career & Associations


Campbell College, Belfast

Pembroke College, Oxford (BA Jurisprudence 2.1)

Inns of Court School of Law

Called to the Bar (Lincolns Inn) 1989


Council Member of Insolvency Lawyers Association

Member of the Chancery Bar Association

Member of R3


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