The 'personable, helpful and knowledgeable' Amit Gupta is a key name at Enterprise Chambers for insolvency work. In one recent wrongful trading and misfeasance claim, he represented claimant liquidators in a case arising out of the sale of a company which could not avoid bankruptcy, a fact which the sellers allegedly failed to disclose.
Company and insolvency in Regional Bar
Kate Rogers remains a strong presence for insolvency work on the Midland circuit, having joined Radcliffe Chambers from St Philips Chambers in 2018. She specialises in insolvency work, but also undertakes shareholder dispute cases, recently appearing on behalf of a minority shareholder in a £4m company bringing an unfair prejudice petition claim, as well as defending a counterclaim for conspiracy.
No5 Barristers Chambers is home to a company and insolvency team with a strong presence in some of the region's most complex cases. Mohammed Zaman QC and Mark Anderson QC are highly recommended for complex shareholder and director disputes, with Zaman QC having recently defended the former chairman of Northampton Football Club in relation to alleged breaches of fiduciary duty and preferential payments worth in excess of £4m, and Anderson QC representing a client asserting a beneficial interest in the shares of a series of property companies that had been sold off in a time of mental health difficulties. On the insolvency side, Yasmin Yasseri is highly recommended, along with Shakil Najib and Paul Dean.
St Philips Chambers is praised by clients for its insolvency practice, which has the capacity to 'offer solicitors a range of options with good service at all levels' and is described by some as 'the leading set for insolvency work in Birmingham'. Senior members such as John Randall QC and James Morgan QC are highly active in the field of company law, with recent cases involving misfeasance claims and shareholder disputes. From the junior ranks, Marc Brown is a key name to note, with a practice that focuses primarily on both corporate and personal insolvencies, with recent work including the annulment of the bankrupcy, stretching back to 2013, of an individual with significant rural property assets.