James Latham > Wedlake Bell > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Wedlake Bell
BEDFORD HOUSE
21A JOHN STREET
LONDON
WC1N 2BF
England

Work Department

Insolvency.

Position

Partner in the commercial litigation and insolvency department. Recent cases include: Eurocruit (Europe Ltd) Ltd – s.212 Insolvency Act 1986, directors duties; NatWest bank v Ashe (as trustee in bankruptcy of Babai), limitation of enforcement of mortgage over property; Theverajah v Riordan – relief from sanction, striking out, importance of clarity of particulars of claim.

Career

Trained Moon Beever, qualified 1998; partner Moon Beever 2003.

Memberships

Insolvency Lawyers’ Association; fellow of R3 Association of Business Recovery Professionals.

Education

Harrow School, Middlesex; University College, London (1992 BSc Hons Archaeology; 1993 Diploma in Law; 1994 Legal Practice Course).

Leisure

Member Carlton Club, Aldeburgh Golf Club, Aldeburgh Yacht Club, Royal Worlington and Newmarket Golf Club; Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

Led by Frances Coulson, the team at Wedlake Bell is well-equipped to handle fraud matters at the interface of debt recovery and insolvency issues. The client roster includes insolvency practitioners, high-net-worth individuals, SMEs, business owners, managers and directors, and several utilities companies; the team is also regularly involved in matters taking place in overseas or offshore jurisdictions. James Latham is knowledgeable in tax and government-backed grant fraud cases, while Richard Saunders handles payroll fraud matters.