I regularly work with insolvency practitioners and those on the receiving end of insolvency claims, which makes me well placed to advise on strategy and understand clients’ needs both pre and post-insolvency.
David regularly acts for office holders in both personal and corporate insolvencies in relation to all aspects of their appointment, including advising on claims against directors and other third parties under the Insolvency Act 1986 as well as claims for overdrawn loan accounts, contractual claims, and breach of statutory & fiduciary duties. He also advises on asset recovery actions, and conducts interviews with directors, debtors and third parties.
David advises directors on their duties, as well as when claims are brought against them by office holders, and on disqualification applications by the Secretary of State.
He also advises debtors and creditors in order to ensure their rights are protected throughout the insolvency process.
David qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and joined Russell-Cooke in 2021.
Acting for liquidators in actions against directors, including claims for misfeasance and wrongful trading
Acting for various trustees in bankruptcy in cases involving the disputed ownership of assets
Advising a finance business against whom liquidators of a company had intimated a claim under the Quincecare duty
Acting for a trustee in bankruptcy in a claim concerning a property transferred by the bankrupt during the post-petition period, and in the same proceedings defending a challenge to the office holder’s remuneration
Advising a liquidator on a court application to remedy a defective appointment
Acting for office holders in relation to companies which were fraudulent vehicles/ponzi schemes and pursuing recoveries from directors and third parties
Acting for a company’s directors in a court application seeking relief under the phoenix company provisions in s.216 Insolvency Act 1986
Advising a director in disqualification proceedings brought by the Secretary of State, and in the same matter applying for permission for them to continue acting as a director of various other companies
Acting for the directors of a high street restaurant business wishing to pursue a CVA
Associate member of R3 (The Association of Business Recovery Professionals)
Member of the Organising Committee for R3’s 2023 Annual Conference and also sat on the committees for the 2021 and 2022 Annual Conferences
Former member of R3’s New Professionals’ Committee for the London & South East Region
Member of the London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA)
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