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Gateley Plc

ONE ELEVEN, EDMUND STREET, BIRMINGHAM, B3 2HJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 234 0000
Fax:
Fax 0121 234 0001
DX:
13033 BIRMINGHAM-1
Email:
Web:
www.gateleyplc.com
Birmingham, Dubai, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester and 2 more

Victoria Portman

Tel:
Work +44 (0) 121 234 0248
Email:
Web:
gateleyplc.com
Gateley Plc

Work Department

Restructuring

Position

Victoria is a Legal Director in the Restructuring team and she advises in relation to contentious insolvency matters. She predominantly advises insolvency practitioners (including successor practitioners) in relation to potential and actual claims although she has experience in all insolvency practice areas.

Career

Victoria trained at fcb manby bowdler in Wolverhampton and she qualified into their Commercial Litigation team. Victoria then spent 5 years as a solicitor in DLA Piper's Restructuring Team in Birmingham carrying out a mixture of contentious and non-contentious insolvency work. She joined Mark Wilson's specialist insolvency litigation team at Gateley in 2011 which has led to a successful progression in her career to her current position of Legal Director.

Education

LLB HONS Law Degree Plymouth University.


West Midlands: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Gateley Plc handles a range of work, with a significant presence in insolvency litigation. Clients recommend Daniel French, who advised KPMG on its role as administrators of The Imaginaerum Studios, securing the pre-pack sale of its assets in a management buy-out. Mark Wilson and legal director Kathryn Hacking advised Grant Thornton as liquidators of an aluminium smelting company, which performed an allegedly unlawful share buyback and sale of the factory and a subsidiary to the managing director. Victoria Portman, another legal director, advised Begbies Traynor on obtaining control of land which was occupied by the holder of a since-expired lease but owned by a company in liquidation. Helen Jones is a key senior associate – she advised Scientific and Chemical Suppplies on an accelerated management buyout required to prevent the client from becoming insolvent.

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