Hugo Groves > Chambers of James Pickering KC > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of James Pickering KC
Enterprise Chambers
43 PARK SQUARE
LEEDS
LS1 2NP
England

Position

Hugo has many years experience of dealing with insolvency related matters including those with an American and cross border element. He also deals with a broad range of company, partnership and commercial matters. Hugo previously worked as a solicitor in a City firm which has given him an insight into the demands and expectations of business clients.

Hugo’s approach to problem solving is both practical and commercial, which has given him the reputation of being both user friendly and responsive to client demands

All aspects, corporate and individual, including all stages of the winding up and bankruptcy process, disputed debts and insolvency appeals. Also EC Regulation cases and Chapter II cases

Litigation for and against banks involving securities, mortgages and guarantees. Breach of share sale and asset sale agreements

All aspects Including directors duties, directors’ disqualification and shareholder litigation; and partnership disputes

All aspects Including directors duties, directors’ disqualification and shareholder litigation; and partnership disputes

Career

Called 1980; Gray’s Inn;

Attorney and counsellor at law New York State 1989.

Publications: ‘Corporate Insolvency Law & Practice’ (Butterworths), and ‘Enterprise Chambers Annotated Guide to Insolvency’ (2006).

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association;

Insolvency Lawyers’ Association;

Member of R3.

Education

University of Leicester (1979 LLB); University of London (1981 LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Company and insolvency

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Hugo GrovesEnterprise ChambersA streetwise operator who demonstrates great leadership.’

Praised by instructing solicitors as ‘a strong go-to insolvency set‘, Enterprise Chambers‘ team has solid expertise in handling the full range of insolvency work. Hugo Groves is highly regarded for his experience in advising on insolvency cases featuring cross-border elements, and Matthew Maddison regularly acts for creditors, companies and liquidators in insolvency matters. Cristín Toman successfully appeared for the administrators in Re: Peter Jones China Limited, involving an application made to compel the Registrar of Companies to remove non-compliant documents from the register. In November 2021 Kelly Bond was appointed as a district judge.

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Hugo GrovesEnterprise ChambersHe is charming, hard working and responsive. He is not afraid to roll his sleeves up and is happy to go toe to toe with any opponent.’

Enterprise Chambers ‘has an excellent range of junior counsel, all of whom are able to robustly present arguments while offering very helpful strategic advice‘ across a wide range of commercial disputes. Hugo Groves is singled out for his expertise in shareholder disputes. Duncan Heath handles instructions for claimants and defendants in contentious matters, and Matthew Maddison‘s workload includes contractual and sale disputes. Cristín Toman has an excellent track record in advising on commercial injunctions.