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Leading Juniors

Steven Fennell - Exchange ChambersHis background as a solicitor means he is able to understand our aims and goals when dealing with insolvency litigation which often has a number of stakeholders, and he knows how to build up an excellent rapport with our insolvency practitioner clients.
Hugo Groves - Enterprise ChambersHe is approachable, knowledgeable, collaborative with a sense of humour even in stressful situations.
Lisa Linklater - Exchange ChambersLisa is very academic and always researches her cases fully. She is always well prepared and her written submissions are always excellent demonstrating her knowledge of cases. Lisa is a great advocate and is very persuasive.
Eleanor Temple - Kings ChambersEleanor is exceptional. Her written submissions are detailed and demonstrate her knowledge and understanding of complex legal issues and she is an outstanding advocate. She can think on her feet and always knows her cases inside out. Eleanor is my first choice on all company and insolvency matters. She is commercial and puts clients at ease. She always achieves the best possible outcome.
Kelly Bond - Enterprise ChambersKelly is user friendly, commercial, and technically good.
Eleanor D’Arcy - Kings ChambersStrengths: Responsive and personable. Clarity of advice. Ability to meet expectations. Trusted advisor.
Louis Doyle - Kings ChambersShe is extremely strong commercially, excellent at understanding the solicitor and client objectives and needs, also displays a great depth of technical knowledge and understanding.
Helen Gardiner - Kings ChambersHelen is always prompt in returning instructions and the quality of the written work produced is excellent.
Duncan Heath - Enterprise ChambersDuncan is an excellent advocate, calm and unflappable, has superb attention to detail and is extremely down-to-earth and client-friendly.
Matthew Maddison - Enterprise ChambersHe is very detail orientated and a safe pair of hands.
Cristín Toman - Enterprise ChambersHe is considered, committed, hard working, meticulous, dedicated, and bright.

Company and insolvency in Regional Bar

Exchange Chambers

Exchange ChambersLisa Linklater is currently acting for the defendant in FOPCP (in liquidation) v PT, a complex £5m misfeasance claim brought by the liquidators of an offshore partnership, and successfully acted for the administrators of the holding company of Bolton Wanderers FC in obtaining indemnity costs following an unsuccessful application for an injunction. The 'very technical' Steven Fennell has 'made the transition from solicitor to barrister perfectly' and is 'very calm when curveballs are thrown'. He has been acting for PricewaterhouseCoopers, the administrators of Crispy Crust Limited, a Pizza Hut franchise; the case is a dispute between the administrators and Allied Irish Bank plc about the value of the business sold following it entering administration.

Enterprise Chambers

Enterprise Chambers is a 'fantastic set of chambers which is very wide-ranging and has strength in depth'. 'The set includes is a go-to for insolvency work with highly skilled and knowledgeable barristers within their ranks'. Members handle both personal and large company insolvencies and company matters. Former City solicitor Hugo Groves acted for the replacement insolvency practitioners in Re Varden Nuttall Limited (In Administration),  successfully obtaining a multi-million-pound judgment against the defendant. Australia-qualified Cristín Toman has acted in a number of matters for administrators in relation to defects in their appointments, while Kelly Bond appeared for the successful liquidator in Re Reeson Homes Ltd, a three-day trial concerning a company which had transferred its only asset, a development site, to a connected company shortly prior to liquidation; the respondents alleged the property was held on trust, an argument that was rejected by the court.

Kings Chambers

Kings Chambers is a 'solid set' for company and insolvency instructions with 'some impressive juniors rising through the ranks', who are 'technically good yet down to earth', and 'user-friendly and approachable clerks'. In recent work of note, Louis Doyle is defending two director defendants in a £60m misfeasance claim involving alleged breaches of duty and trust arising out of the collapse of a company promoting tax avoidance structures. Also in the team, Eleanor D’Arcy is considered 'very approachable and adopts a pragmatic approach' to cases, while the 'excellentEleanor Temple is 'always aware of the practical and commercial context of the advice, ensuring that matters are resolved as quickly and cost-effectively as possible'.