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Aaron & Partners LLP

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Nick Clarke

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Aaron & Partners LLP

Work Department

Dispute Resolution & Insolvency Law


Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution & Insolvency


Nick deals with a variety of commercial disputes including shareholder disputes, partnership disputes and disputes in the logistics sector. Through the firm’s close connection to the UK Warehousing Association, Nick has considerable experience of resolving disputes involving liens and situations where customers of warehouse keepers have become insolvent. In addition, he has handled numerous professional negligence claims including against accountants, solicitors, architects and financial advisers.

In terms of insolvency, Nick acts for insolvency practitioners, directors of insolvent companies and individuals and companies with financial difficulties. He advises on claims to recoup assets in bankruptcies and corporate insolvencies (acting for both insolvency practitioners pursuing such claims and individuals resisting them, though not at the same time.) and on the procedures available to assist companies and individuals with financial problems, particularly IVAs and CVAs.


Nick read Jurisprudence (Law) at Wadham College, Oxford.

North West


Within: Transport

Tim Culpin   at Aaron & Partners LLP  has ‘many years of knowledge and a great understanding of the legal aspects of the transport sector’. Culpin is an experienced advocate in both the Magistrates’ Court and at the Traffic Commissioners’ Public Inquiries. He has built up significant experience in dealing with regulatory authorities and in reviewing existing compliance management. Simon Edwards  is a legal advisor to the UK Warehousing Association and Nick Clarke has a wide range of experience in the logistics sector especially in drafting warehousing and distributions contracts and liens. The specialist team routinely advises on other issues such as contracts with customers and suppliers, disputes and other advice about land and buildings and on environmental matters.

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North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the North West

Within: Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the North West

Aaron & Partners LLP delivers a ‘first-class service’ across complex and high-value shareholder and partnership disputes; disputes arising out of corporate transactions; claims involving directors; restrictive covenants; property litigation and professional negligence. Key highlights included representing two directors of a group of food companies in a professional negligence claim against the companies’ former solicitors, and representing two Florida-based banks in the collection of mortgage shortfalls from British citizens who invested in the US property market. David Harries handles energy, engineering, construction and IT disputes, and is also noted for land and fiduciary obligations work. Also recommended are John Devoy, who is experienced in professional negligence cases, David Potts, who is noted for shareholder disputes, and David Mann, who was promoted to partner in 2017 and has ‘an excellent listening ear’. Simon Edwards and recently promoted associate Bryony Cook are also key members of the department, which is led by Nick Clarke.

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North West: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

The ‘knowledgeable and responsive’ department Aaron & Partners LLP ‘punches above its weight’. The practice regularly handles contentious insolvency mandates and is often engaged by insolvency practitioners in relation to insolvent solicitor practices; it also handles personal insolvency work. Development Bank Wales, KPMG, Menzies, Poppleton & Appleby and RSM are clients. Key figures include personal insolvency specialist Mark Davies, who regularly acts for office holders, individuals, directors and creditors; Simon Edwards, who handles cases for office holders, defendants and creditors, and often advises on IVAs for solicitors and other professional services clients as does Jan Chillery; and dispute resolution and insolvency department head Nick Clarke, who handles complex insolvency-related litigation.

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