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Freeths LLP

THIRD FLOOR, ST JAMES' BUILDING, 61-95 OXFORD STREET, MANCHESTER, M1 6FQ, ENGLAND
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Work 0845 634 2540
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Fax 0845 634 2541
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745360 MANCHESTER 76
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www.freeths.co.uk

Henry Clappison

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Work 0845 634 2571
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Freeths LLP

Work Department

Insolvency

Position

A specialist in contentious insolvency matters, Henry mainly acts for Insolvency Practitioners in bringing claims under the Insolvency Act 1986 and Companies Act 2006. These include transaction at an undervalue claims, preference claims, wrongful trading claims, unlawful dividend claims and misfeasance claims. He provides an expert legal view, but also takes into account your commercial considerations.

Henry also advises directors in defending claims bought by Insolvency Practitioners and has expertise in providing directors advice with regards to the re-use of prohibited names. In addition to the above, Henry is familiar with both the bankruptcy and administration procedures and often brings claims on behalf of both trustees and administrators.


North West: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Freeths LLP handles contentious and non-contentious insolvency mandates, acting for a number of national and regional insolvency practitioners. The team defended one of the three directors of Main Realisations Ltd (in liquidation) on a £2m wrongful trading claim against its liquidators and represented the liquidator of GP Aviation Group International who faced a £1.7m challenge from the company directors. The team also advised the joint administrators of Mellwood Construction. Begbies Traynor, KPMG, PwC, Crawfords Accountants and BDO are clients. Litigator and asset recovery specialist Joey Byrne heads the national restructuring and insolvency practice; he is ably supported by Kevin Pinkerton, who is experienced in restructuring, corporate recovery, bankruptcy and insolvency. Director Chris Ali handles transactional restructuring and insolvency matters and is experienced in insolvency-related real estate issues. Senior associate Henry Clappison is also recommended.

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