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The insolvency team at Enterprise have been involved in many significant reported cases. Stephen Davies QC has advised in relation to many high-profile insolvencies, including Lehmans, Madoff, AIB, Rangers FC, Carillion, Shlosberg, Maud, Asil Nadir and Wind Hellas. They are ably supported by a large team of experienced junior counsel, practising from our London, Bristol, Leeds and Newcastle offices.

We deal with the whole range of restructuring and insolvency work involving companies, LLPs, partnerships and individuals, covering the spectrum of work from applications to set aside statutory demands and restrain the presentation/advertisement of winding-up petitions to large cross border corporate insolvencies.

Members of the team have particular experience in dealing with cases involving:

  • Provisional liquidations and interim orders;
  • Defective/invalid appointments of administrators and retrospective appointments;
  • Clawback claims including transactions at an undervalue; preferences; transactions defrauding creditors and void dispositions under s.127/284 IA 1986
  • Misfeasance proceedings and breach of director’s duties;
  • Personal and proprietary remedies against directors and third parties;
  • Unlawful dividends and unlawful returns of capital;
  • Challenges to office-holders’ remuneration;
  • Applications to remove and appoint office-holders, including due to office-holder conflicts;
  • Directors’ disqualification 

The Enterprise insolvency team are keen supporters of the Insolvency Lawyers Association and R3 and team members frequently speak at ILA and R3 seminars and events. Stephen Davies QC was a former President and Council Member of the ILA. Jeremy Bamford is a Council Member of the ILA and Jennifer Meech is the Chair of the ILA Associates’ Network.

  • They are approachable, extremely knowledgeable and super responsive

    Chambers & Partners, 2019
  • Excellent, reliable, professional, flexible and approachable.

    Chambers & Partners, 2019
  • A friendly, down-to earth chambers that provides quality advice and representation.

    Chambers & Partners, 2018
  • Insolvency is one of Enterprise Chambers’ strongest suits, for which it “provides quality advice and representation” as well as “excellent value for money and experience at all levels.

    Legal 500 2018
  • It’s important to us that any barrister we instruct is a good advocate, commercial, technically excellent, easy to deal with and willing to be part of a team. This is why we continue to instruct Enterprise Chambers. The clerks are also incredibly helpful. They never double book us on hearings and they adopt a reasonable approach upon fees. These are the things that matter to solicitors and their clients.

    Legal 500 2018 (Testimonial)

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