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Gateley Plc

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Richard Healey

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Gateley Plc

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Richard has over 16 years’ experience of specialising in contentious insolvency, with particular emphasis on recovering the proceeds of fraud. Richard has acquired wide-ranging experience of recovering the proceeds of tax evasion. He has conducted several reported cases, including successful cases in the Court of Appeal in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore. He was also instrumental in negotiating a tripartite agreement between the Dutch Prosecution Service, HMRC and the prosecuting authorities of the Netherland Antilles, which was subsequently approved by the Court of the Netherlands Antilles, securing the release of in excess of tens of millions of pounds with further sums, and securing many tens of millions. Richard has substantial experience in all aspects of contentious insolvency, with particular emphasis on acting for insolvency practitioners, in particular those who specialise in contentious insolvency. Richard’s clients include: Grant Thornton; Baker Tilly; KPMG; Ernst & Young; Griffins, FRP Advisory; and Kingston Smith & Partners, in addition to institutional clients. In addition to his work with the private sector, Richard has very considerable experience of acting for the Crown, both the Insolvency Service and HMRC. He has regularly been instructed to advise clients on the investigation and evidence-gathering stage which is an essential forerunner to subsequent litigation brought by office-holders. In particular, Richard has been instructed to pursue claims under the Insolvency Act and common law to recover the proceeds of fraud, although he also regularly conducts complex claims for wrongful trading, preferences, transactions at an undervalue, transactions defrauding creditors, unlawful means conspiracy, dishonest assistance and knowing receipt, as well as other breach of duty claims.


Trained Simmons & Simmons, London; qualified 1999; solicitor Howes Percival 1999-2000, associate 2002-04, fixed equity member 2004-06, full equity member and head of department 2006-08, management board 2008-13, founded Manchester office 2010; partner Gateley LLP 2013 to date.


R3; Insolvency Lawyers Association.


St Vincent’s School, Liverpool; Gateacre, Liverpool; University of Liverpool (1994 LLB 2(1)); College of Law, Chester.


Enjoys watching sport, particularly football (a keen Liverpool supporter). Also enjoys the theatre, travel, dining out, reading and cooking.

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

Gateley Plc advises claimants and defendants in civil fraud disputes and tracing action, it is adept at handling banking and finance litigation, asset finance and recovery, and regulatory and insurance litigation. Key clients include Grant Thornton, RSM Restructuring Advisory, Deloitte, AlixPartners and KPMG. The team is headed by the ‘tremendousRichard Healey who has ‘the most extraordinary capacity for hard work and will move heaven and earth to get the right result for his client’.

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