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Chambers of James Pickering
Enterprise Chambers
43 PARK SQUARE
LEEDS
LS1 2NP
Yorkshire And The Humber

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.