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David Perry

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Tees Incorporating Wortley Byers

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Commercial litigation/insolvency.


David Perry is a partner in commercial litigation and insolvency with particular emphasis on insolvency, shareholder disputes and property litigation. He successfully represented the defendant in the reported case of Fadallah v Pollak.


David Perry started work at Wortley Redmayne and Kershaw as a trainee in 1994. He qualified into the commercial litigation department. He became a partner in 2003 and an equity partner in 2005. He became a partner at Tees following the merger in 2011.


The Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3).


Playing badminton, country walks and spending time with his nine year old son.

South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Essex

Within: Commercial litigation: Essex

The commercial litigation practice of Tees Law in Chelmsford stands out for its 'competent, timely and effective service, responsiveness and attention to client needs'. Its long-established expertise includes disputes regarding contracts, professional negligence, property and construction, and insolvency, as well as trusts and probate, while unjust enrichment and misrepresentation claims form new working areas for the team. In 2017, the lawyers represented the National Farmers' Union in connection with the administration of Wellgrain, mainly regarding compensation claims from farmers and in order to enforce a change in conduct of the administration. In another highlight, solicitor Holly McColgan led the representation of air travel equipment manufacturer AEM in a dispute with a Saudi Arabian company, which concerned the recovery of loaned goods held by a German company. Clients recommend 'thorough, professional and commercially minded' team lead David Perry, who is also a 'skilled mediator and superb tactician'.

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South East: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

The 'time-conscious and commercially minded' insolvency team at 'solid and traditional firm' Tees Law has a 'strong following from local businesses and directors'. It has experience in claims concerning wrongful trading, illegal dividends, directors' loans and disqualification. The 'accurate and decisive' team lead David Perry, who 'combines sensible advice with an encyclopaedic knowledge of insolvency law', represented the liquidator of a construction company in its undervalue-transaction claim against a shadow director, which resulted in the recovery of more than £200,000. In another highlight, Perry acted for over a hundred farming clients in relation to the administration of Wellgrain, which included claims brought on behalf of National Farmers' Union members seeking the release of stored grain, as well as monetary compensation. Solicitor Holly McColgan assisted the ex-wife and son of a bankrupt with their claim of interest in a property owned by the bankrupt. Begbies Traynor, LB Insolvency, CVR Global and FRP Advisory are regular clients.

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