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Howes Percival LLP

FLINT BUILDINGS, 1 BEDDING LANE, NORWICH, NR3 1RG, ENGLAND
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Work 01603 762103
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Fax 01603 762104
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5280 NORWICH
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Morris Peacock

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Work 01603 281295
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Howes Percival LLP

Work Department

Litigation and dispute resolution.

Position

Morris Peacock is a partner and is an experienced litigation solicitor with expertise in insolvency and directors disqualification. Morris joined Howes Percival in 1999 after having previously acted for directors in respect of directors disqualification matters and for insolvency practitioners on recovery actions. He has acted for the Insolvency Service for over 12 years, has been the partner responsible for investigation matters since 2004 and the client partner for all Insolvency Service matters since 2008, which also includes public interest winding up work and costs recovery work and conducts advocacy in the County Courts. He is an advisory editor to ‘Mithani on Disqualification’ and a member of the R3 Eastern Region Committee. He has dealt with a number of high profile and reported cases including Crystal Palace FC (1986) Limited, SOSTI v Aaron & others, Wrapit and UKLI.

Career

Qualified Walkers 1996; solicitor Nicholsons 1996; solicitor Howes Percival 1999; associate Howes Percival 2001; partner Howes Percival 2004.

Education

Impington Village College, Cambridge; University of Leicester (LLB); College of Law, Guildford.

Leisure

Football, tennis.


East Anglia: Dispute resolution

Debt recovery

Within: Debt recovery

The debt recovery practice at Howes Percival LLP is led by Alison Kirby, who has more than 20 years' experience in commercial litigation and insolvency, and who frequently acts on behalf of the Crown. Insolvency partner Morris Peacock and director Gordon Simpson, whose litigation practice includes many cases of debt recovery arising from commercial and construction contracts, also play key roles. Recent highlights for the practice include many cases for Larking Gowen and Lovewell Blake on the collection of outstanding book debts following the liquidation of companies, for Easton & Otley College and independent school Langley School Limited on the recovery of unpaid term fees and invoices, and for Bussey & Sabberton Bros Limited on the recovery of unpaid hire purchase agreements. The firm now offers reviews of clients' internal procedures and debtor lists to maximise recoveries.

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East Anglia: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Leading individuals

Morris Peacock - Howes Percival LLP

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Howes Percival LLP 'ranks among the top firms in this area', according to one client. 'Without doubt one of the best insolvency law firms in the country', remarks one barrister who adds that 'it is the "go-to" firm in the area'. Alison Kirby advises both corporate and government clients and is 'not only a highly-skilled and experienced insolvency litigator, but also has a commitment to clients which is rarely seen, going far beyond what is expected'. 'Tactically astute' insolvency and directors disqualification specialist Morris Peacock is 'adept at commercial litigation and is very tactically aware; he is always in tune with clients’ considerations'. He acted for the Insolvency Service in certification proceedings against Dominic Chappell following the failure of BHS. Michael Green recently acted for Peters Elworthy & Moore as trustee in the liquidation of a large warehousing group. Director William Shirley, who has more than 13 years' experience in acting for government departments,  is 'an experienced commercial litigator who is particularly skilled at drafting with a good eye for detail; he also has a very client-focussed and commercial approach'. Associate Patrick Manning is 'particularly experienced in litigation concerning government matters such as applications by the Official Receiver and HMRC'.

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