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Enterprise Chambers

Chambers of James Pickering

9 OLD SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3SR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7405 9471
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Fax 020 7242 1447
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301 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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www.enterprisechambers.com

Linden Ife

Tel:
Work 020 7405 9471
Email:
Enterprise Chambers (Chambers of James Pickering)

Position

Barrister specialising in commercial and Chancery litigation, especially insolvency and corporate reconstruction; recent cases of note: Aerostar Maintenance International Ltd v Wilson [2012] EWHC 1353 and [2010] EWCH 2032 (directors’ duties, dishonest assistance, knowing receipt, conspiracy); Gray v GTP Group Ltd re F2G Realisations Ltd [2010] EWCH 1772 (floating charges); Clydesdale Financial Services Ltd v Smailes [2010] BPIR 62 (leading case on removal of administrators); STM v Condor Insurance Ltd [2006] All ER (D) 72 (guarantees); Moody v Condor Insurance Ltd [2006] 1 WLR 1847 (guarantees); State Securities plc v Liquidity Ltd [2006] Au ER (D) 212 (priority of company charges); Hill & Tyler Ltd [2005] 1 BCLC 41 (financial assistace); Tesco v Pook and Universal Projects (UK) Ltd [2004] IRLR 618 (fiduciary duties); Reid (John) and Sons re (Strucsteel) Ltd [2003] 2 BCLC 319 (unfair prejudice); Dexter Ltd v Harley [2001] All ER (D) 79 (jurisdiction); Michael Gerson (Leasing) Ltd v Wilkinson [2001] QB514 (seller in possesion).

Career

Called 1982; Lincoln’s Inn.

Member

Chancery Bar Association; Association of Business Recovery Professionals.

Education

Sutton High School; Oxford University 1981 MA (Jurisprudence).


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Juniors

Linden Ife - Enterprise Chambers ‘ There is no one better in a tough negotiation or on her feet in court. ’

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Company and partnership

Within: Company - Leading juniors

Linden Ife - Enterprise Chambers ‘ She does not hide behind niceties and legalese, and she tells it straight. ’

Within: Company and partnership

Clients praise Enterprise Chambers for its 'strength in depth, flexibility, and good clerking' in relation to a variety of litigation and advisory work involving companies, directors, and shareholders. Linden Ife, who has substantial experience acting in shareholder disputes – often for major institutional investors and banks – was instructed in Penfold v Penfold, which raised issues about the breadth of remedies available under section 994 of the Companies Act 2006 and the interaction between unfair prejudice and a just and equitable winding-up; the case settled shortly into the trial. In another highlight, Niall McCulloch represents the BVI-incorporated claimants in Monredon Limited and Futura Partners Limited v AIA Group LLC and ROK STARS plc, an English action over the ownership of shares in ROK Stars plc.

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Insolvency

Within: Leading Juniors

Linden Ife - Enterprise Chambers ‘ She is a tenacious advocate and really knows her stuff in relation to unfair prejudice cases and insolvency. ’

Within: Insolvency

Enterprise Chambers has developed a strong group of insolvency practitioners, with members acting in a range of high-profile cases, including Niall McCulloch in Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (In Liquidation) and Linden Ife in various claims following the bankruptcy of Colin Poole. Ife has also developed a niche in acting for lenders, in addition to claims for recovering unlawful dividends paid pre-liquidations.

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