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Aaron & Partners LLP

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Jan Chillery

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Aaron & Partners LLP

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Dispute Resolution & Insolvency Law




Jan is a partner who specialises in insolvency, business recovery and turnaround for both corporate and private individuals. She is a full member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association and R3, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals. Jan also handles commercial dispute resolution and litigation work. She is also a non-executive Director of Muir Group Housing Association Ltd.

Having worked for several years before qualifying as a solicitor, including a period as a manager at a limited company under administrative receivership, her first-hand experience gives her a valuable insight to clients’ problems.

Dealings with insolvency office holders, the Court or the Insolvency Service can be very stressful and Jan works hard to smooth the path towards a satisfactory outcome in matters such as asset purchases, director disqualification proceedings or bankruptcy annulment. She provides clear and reliable advice on options available before and after formal insolvency proceedings.


Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2003, Jan has managed insolvent estates where Simon Edwards (the firm’s senior partner and authorised insolvency practitioner) is trustee in bankruptcy, administrator, liquidator or supervisor of voluntary arrangements. Jan also advises other insolvency office holders about asset realisations, such as antecedent transaction claims and possession proceedings.

Jan’s pre-qualification experience also includes five years at a cross-media publishing company in London, handling commercial work such as licence and production agreements for video, music and spoken word.

She qualified with Distinction at the University of Law, Chester. Jan also has an Honours degree in International Business after study in the Netherlands and at Plymouth University.

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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