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Chambers of James Pickering
Enterprise Chambers
9 OLD SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3SR
London

Company and partnership

Clients praise Enterprise Chambers for its 'strength in depth, flexibility, and good clerking' in relation to a variety of litigation and advisory work involving companies, directors, and shareholders. Linden Ife, who has substantial experience acting in shareholder disputes – often for major institutional investors and banks – was instructed in Penfold v Penfold, which raised issues about the breadth of remedies available under section 994 of the Companies Act 2006 and the interaction between unfair prejudice and a just and equitable winding-up; the case settled shortly into the trial. In another highlight, Niall McCulloch represents the BVI-incorporated claimants in Monredon Limited and Futura Partners Limited v AIA Group LLC and ROK STARS plc, an English action over the ownership of shares in ROK Stars plc.

Company - Leading Juniors

Linden Ife - Enterprise ChambersShe does not hide behind niceties and legalese, and she tells it straight.
Ranked: Tier 2

Niall McCulloch - Enterprise ChambersHe responds quickly to any queries and works well with the team and with other counsel; his drafting work is accurate and he is an excellent advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2

Edward Cohen - Enterprise ChambersIs noted for advising on partnership and LLP disputes.
Ranked: Tier 3

Geoffrey Zelin - Enterprise ChambersAn incisive mind and quick to identify the real issues and how to address them.
Ranked: Tier 3

Simon Johnson - Enterprise ChambersVery technically able in his area and able to translate that into practical steps.
Ranked: Tier 4

Partnership - Leading juniors

Edward Cohen - Enterprise ChambersIs noted for advising on partnership and LLP disputes.
Ranked: Tier 3

Insolvency Tier 2

Enterprise Chambers has developed a strong group of insolvency practitioners, with members acting in a range of high-profile cases, including Niall McCulloch in Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (In Liquidation) and Linden Ife in various claims following the bankruptcy of Colin Poole. Ife has also developed a niche in acting for lenders, in addition to claims for recovering unlawful dividends paid pre-liquidations.

Leading Juniors

Linden Ife - Enterprise ChambersShe is a tenacious advocate and really knows her stuff in relation to unfair prejudice cases and insolvency.
Ranked: Tier 1

Hugo Groves - Enterprise ChambersHe is outstanding in terms of his knowledge of insolvency law and is very solicitor friendly.
Ranked: Tier 2

Kavan Gunaratna - Enterprise ChambersFabulously composed on his feet; patient, methodical and incisive.
Ranked: Tier 2

Niall McCulloch - Enterprise ChambersHe responds quickly to any queries and works well with the team and with other counsel.
Ranked: Tier 3

Simon Johnson - Enterprise ChambersVery technically able in insolvency.
Ranked: Tier 4

Jennifer Meech - Enterprise ChambersTechnically very good, clear and concise advice, excellent advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4

James Pickering - Enterprise ChambersHe makes difficult points straightforward and is a very impressive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4

Bridget Williamson - Enterprise ChambersGreat at mastering really complex detail.
Ranked: Tier 4

Geoffrey Zelin - Enterprise ChambersHas an incisive mind and quick to identify the real issues and how to address them.
Ranked: Tier 4

James Barker - Enterprise ChambersVery user-friendly, incredibly bright and very efficient.
Ranked: Tier 5

Property litigation Tier 4

Praised as ‘an excellent chambers’ with a ‘good range of expertise and seniority’, Enterprise Chambers is particularly reputed for landlord and tenant disputes, insolvency, and property-related professional negligence. Kavan Gunaratna is currently instructed on Re: Maitland House a.k.a. Lunar Office SARL v Broadway Estates Ltd, a case in the High Court concerning a dispute over a proposed development by a sub-tenant of 98 flats.

Leading Juniors

Kavan Gunaratna - Enterprise ChambersHe is insightful, thorough and is really good on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 2

Edward Francis - Enterprise ChambersAlways finds obscure points, a machine when it comes to work turnaround.
Ranked: Tier 3

Shaiba Ilyas - Enterprise ChambersHandles real property and all forms of landlord and tenant disputes.
Ranked: Tier 3

James Barker - Enterprise ChambersExcels on disputes pertaining to land ownership.
Ranked: Tier 4

Geoffrey Zelin - Enterprise ChambersRecommended for insolvency and property-related professional negligence.
Ranked: Tier 4

Mediators Tier 5

Enterprise Chambers' Jonathan Arkush has conducted over 300 mediations to date across a wide range of practice areas, including commercial agreements, fraud, insolvency, employment, professional negligence and real estate litigation.